(DALLAS) Katten announced today that commercial transaction attorney Erin England has joined the firm as a partner in the Commercial Finance practice in Dallas.

“Erin is joining a premier team of attorneys who represent creditors and debtors in hundreds of finance transactions each year,” said Michael A. Jacobson, national head of Katten’s Commercial Finance practice. “Her broad experience representing some of the world’s largest organizations and her ability to handle complex financial transactions will be an asset to our nationally recognized practice.”

England represents borrowers and lenders, including banks and alternative lending institutions, in structuring and negotiating domestic and international commercial transactions. She also has deep real estate finance experience, including her representation of borrowers and lenders in construction loans and other real-estate secured loans involving virtually every type of property use — raw land acquisition, industrial properties, hotels, and office and retail space.

In addition, England represents private equity funds in connection with the acquisition of companies across a wide range of industries, which deals typically involve complex intercreditor relationships requiring subordinated and mezzanine financing arrangements.

“In the last two years, we’ve added leading attorneys like Erin in key growth areas such as commercial finance,” said Mark S. Solomon, managing partner of Katten’s Dallas office. “As an active member of several organizations committed to the hiring, retention and promotion of diverse lawyers, Erin also shares in Katten’s deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, which is a fundamental part of the culture in our Dallas office.”

England was recently named to D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list for the third consecutive year, and the “Best Lawyers Under 40” list for 2020, which honors the top lawyers in Dallas, as chosen by their peers. She joins Katten Dallas partners Lisa Atlas Genecov, Charles R. Gibbs, P. Gregory Hidalgo, Barrett R. Howell, Brandon N. McCarthy, Cheryl Camin Murray, Mark S. Solomon and Kenya S. Woodruff on the prestigious Best Lawyers list.

Katten opened its Dallas location with seven partners in 2018. That office has since grown to more than 40 top attorneys servicing clients in a variety of areas including finance, private equity, M&A, health care, white collar and criminal defense, insolvency and restructuring, real estate, corporate and litigation. The firm recently unveiled new space for the office in the PwC Tower at Park District, a 20-story office tower located in the heart of Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood near Klyde Warren Park.