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Ana Chilingarishvili and Brian Klein Appointed to Serve as Co-Chairs of the Firm's Financial Services Practice Group

January 11, 2021

Maslon is pleased to announce that Partners Ana Chilingarishvili and Brian Klein have been appointed to serve as co-chairs of the firm's Financial Services Practice Group. In this capacity, Ana and Brian will help shape the strategy and direction of the practice group, with particular attention to client service, attorney training and development, and competitive effectiveness.

Ana represents financial institutions serving as indenture trustees and in other representative capacities in connection with municipal and corporate bonds and mortgage-backed securities. Her practice includes counseling indenture trustees on issues relating to the administration of the trustee’s duties and powers, including after the occurrence of an event of default. Ana also has extensive experience representing indenture trustees in trust instruction proceedings. Prior to joining Maslon, she practiced in the finance and restructuring group of a large law firm.

Brian has extensive experience representing banks, insurance companies, and other capital providers in all forms of commercial financing transactions. These include the areas of general commercial lending and leasing, asset-based lending, mezzanine/second-lien loans, real estate term and construction financing, indenture trustee representation, loan syndications, project finance, and chattel paper warehouse financing. Brian has also served as lead counsel on numerous transactions involving the structuring and documenting of syndicated secured loans, management contracts, and other commercial agreements with Indian tribes located in the United States and Canada.

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