Honors and Awards

Blank Rome Finance Partners Named 2024 Notable Women in Law by Crain's Chicago Business

Crain's Chicago Business

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Karin H. BergCynde H. Munzer, and Paige Barr Tinkham, who all serve as partners in the firm's Finance, Restructuring, and Bankruptcy group in our Chicago office, have again been named Notable Women in Law by Crain’s Chicago Business.

According to Crain’s Chicago Business, the women recognized in the 2024 class of Notable Women in Law practice across a wide range of specialties, "serve as mentors and guiding lights for other women in their firms," and have a positive impact on their communities and nonprofits outside the office.

To view Crain’s Chicago Business' list of the 2024 Notable Women in Law, please click here

Karin's, Cynde's, and Paige's attorney profiles, as published in Crain's Chicago Business, are copied in full below.


Karin Berg
Blank Rome

Karin Berg is a founding partner of Blank Rome's Chicago office, which has grown to 30-plus attorneys and staff, and a member of the Finance, Restructuring, and Bankruptcy practice group. She has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of loan dealmaking, from structuring and negotiation to documentation and deal closure. Berg serves on the firm's Well-Being Committee and is active in the BR Women initiative, working to advance gender equity at Blank Rome and beyond. Through World Relief, Berg represents refugees, immigrants, and asylum-seekers pro bono.


Cynde Munzer
Blank Rome

Cynde Munzer, a partner in Blank Rome's Finance, Restructuring, and Bankruptcy group, advises major financial institutions, publicly held corporations, and large Chicago-based businesses on transactions involving up to hundreds of millions of dollars. In the past year, she successfully handled deals totaling more than $1.5 billion for clients including large banks and professional services companies. She has served as co-chair of Blank Rome’s 2023 Chicago FinWo networking luncheons, bringing together women in the financing industry to exchange ideas and network. She's served on committees for the Anti-Defamation League’s Midwest Region Women of Achievement Award and the Illinois Legal Aid Online annual dinner.


Paige Tinkham
Blank Rome

As a partner in Blank Rome’s Finance, Restructuring, and Bankruptcy practice group, Paige Tinkham handles insolvency and restructuring matters. Many of her clients are lenders to senior living facilities, and she has been successful in having an independent receiver appointed over dozens of facilities in actions representing more than $200 million in debt owed to her clients. Tinkham co-leads the firm’s Chicago BR Women program, which offers female attorneys professional development, mentorship, sponsorship, and client development opportunities. She's a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and Turnaround Management Association and is on the board of the nonprofit Ascend Justice.