Daniel P. Strzalka

Dan Strzalka is a partner in the Global Finance group with extensive experience representing commercial banks, non-bank finance companies, mezzanine funds, venture capital funds and other financial groups entering into financing arrangements. 

What do you focus on?

I counsel national banks, mezzanine funds and venture capital funds in connection with cash flow and asset-based senior and subordinated credit facilities.  A significant portion of my practice involves the structuring, negotiating and documenting finance transactions.  Typical representations often include intercreditor arrangements, underlying acquisitions, international components and other deal complexities, such as specialized industries. I also regularly represent corporate clients (both private and public) and private equity clients entering into financing transactions involving acquisition financing, working capital loans, capital expenditure loans and other financing arrangements.

What do you see on the horizon?

In light of an increasingly competitive and regulated commercial banking marketplace, lenders will continue to utilize unique and flexible approaches to the traditional financing transaction which will need to address the ever increasing scope of business risks and legal challenges. I see all financial transactions implementing lessons learned from recent bankruptcies, regulatory guidance and the current business environment while continuing to take innovative approaches to finance matters. 

Representative Experience

  • Represent administrative agent in connection with term and revolving credit facilities made to a nationwide health care provider
  • Represent a commercial bank in connection with term loan facilities extended to a group of skilled nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Represent a fragrance company in connection with senior and subordinated credit facilities in connection with large add-on acquisition
  • Represent an international technology consulting company in connection with a large multi-bank cross-border senior secured term and revolving credit facility
  • Represent venture capital fund in connection with initial investment in California-based online marketing and advertising company
  • Represent mezzanine fund in connection with a senior subordinate secured mezzanine loan to HVAC company
  • Representing a debtor-in-possession lender in connection with loan to a continuing care facility during its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding


Daniel P. Strzalka



Phone: 312-977-4341

Fax: 844-564-7929

DePaul University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif; Editor, DePaul Law Review

University of Iowa, B.A.


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