Michael L. Boykins focuses his practice on corporate finance, representing corporate and individual lenders, investors and borrowers in connection with secured and unsecured credit facilities, asset-based lending, high-yield financings, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) financings, acquisition financings, over-the-counter derivatives, insurance industry financings, senior subordinated debt, mezzanine and venture capital transactions. Michael also represents debtor committees and secured creditors in debt restructurings and workouts.

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  • Chambers USA 2009 to 2019, Illinois: Banking & Finance
  • The Legal 500 US 2016 to 2019


  • American College of Investment Counsel, fellow
  • LINK Unlimited, board of directors, executive committee and chair of recruitment committee
  • Boys & Girls Club of Chicago, board of directors
  • Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, past member of board of directors and former co-chair of strategic planning and nominating committees


University of Wisconsin Law School, JD, 1990
University of Wisconsin – Madison, BS, Economics, 1987


Michael L. Boykins

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