Honors and Awards

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

Crain's Chicago Business

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

According to Crain’s Chicago Business, the women recognized in the Notable Women in Law list are "in top roles, from partner to shareholder to practice-group chair" who mentor other women at their firms, advocate for individuals underrepresented in the legal industry, and "volunteer their expertise to crucial causes ranging from immigration and human rights to intellectual property matters for small businesses." 

To view Crain’s Chicago Business' list of 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 Hoops Berg
Blank Rome 


Karin Hoops Berg’s national practice is focused on commercial finance: regularly structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing commercial loan deals with a particular focus on asset-based, cash-flow, real estate and construction financing. She serves a wide range of clients including banks, commercial finance companies, private-equity firms, and hedge funds operating in the health care, manufacturing, automotive and hospitality industries. A frequent guest speaker, she participated in the IWIRC health care panel during the pandemic as well as the J. Reuben Clark Law School Women in Law luncheon. Berg is on Blank Rome’s well-being committee and its emotional/mental well- being subcommittee. She provides pro bono legal services to refugees and other immigrants through World Relief.

Cynde Munzer
Blank Rome 


Cynde Munzer is a partner in the finance, restructuring and bankruptcy practice in the Chicago office, which she joined earlier this year. She is the relationship partner for several major Chicago financial institutions and leads teams of attorneys in handling finance deals throughout the country. Munzer previously was a member at Dykema and earlier practiced at Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa and also Arnstein & Lehr. In the past couple of years, she’s handled billions of dollars in financing transactions on behalf of lenders. Munzer was a member of the Anti-Defamation League’s Midwest Region Women of Achievement Awards dinner committee and on the committee for the Illinois Legal Aid Online annual dinner.

Paige Barr Tinkham
Blank Rome 


Paige Barr Tinkham is a partner in the finance, bankruptcy and restructuring practice. She has represented clients in a number of complex matters, including administrative agent to a six-member bank group in the workout of a $387 million loan to an equipment dealer; administrative agent in the workout of a $35 million loan to an industrial steel producer; secured lender in a workout of a $25 million hotel construction loan; and secured lender in the workout of $130 million to a mall owner. Tinkham is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and Turnaround Management Association, and since 2013 has been a board member of Ascend Justice.