Cynde H. Munzer


Cynde Munzer concentrates her practice on handling complex financing and business transactions for many of Chicago’s major financial institutions, publicly held corporations, and other businesses.

Known for providing straightforward counsel and staying focused on the big picture during negotiations, Cynde has significant experience navigating large, sophisticated financing transactions, and in the last couple of years has led teams in handling billions of dollars in loans.

A considerable amount of her practice is focused in the private equity area, including the structuring and documenting of loan facilities for the financing of capital calls.

Cynde has been named four times, most recently in 2024, to the Notable Women in Law list in Crain's Chicago Business.


  • 2022 & 2024, Notable Women in Law, listed in Crain's Chicago Business
  • 2018 & 2020, Notable Women Lawyers in Chicago, listed in Crain’s Chicago Business 
  • 2014–present, listed in Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2002, Women of Achievement Award, by the Anti-Defamation League
  • 2018, North Shore Women in Business Award, Legal Category, by 22nd Century Media



  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, JD, with high honors