Blank Rome added finance partner Cynde H. Munzer to the firm’s finance, restructuring and bankruptcy group in Chicago. Munzer is the latest addition to the firm’s national finance team, which recently welcomed partners David Kronenberg in Washington, D.C., and Cincinnati, and Cassandra Mott and Sarah Frazier in Houston, as well as of counsel Bradley E. Wolf in Los Angeles.

“Cynde’s addition further enhances the strong depth of our financial services team, which has been strategically expanding with top talent across the country,” Grant Palmer, managing partner and CEO of Blank Rome, said.

Munzer was previously a member at Dykema. She concentrates her practice on handling financing and business transactions for many of Chicago’s financial institutions, publicly held corporations and other businesses. Munzer has experience navigating large, sophisticated financing transactions and has led teams in handling billions of dollars in loans. A considerable amount of her practice is focused on the private equity area, including the structuring and documenting of loan facilities for the financing of capital calls.

“We are thrilled to welcome Cynde and her high-caliber practice and clients to Blank Rome,” Kenneth Ottaviano, finance and restructuring partner and chair of Blank Rome’s Chicago office, said. “Cynde is a dynamic finance attorney with a stellar reputation in Chicago and throughout the country, and I am confident that she will bolster our nationally recognized capabilities and service offerings.”

“Since its founding 75 years ago, financial services has been a core practice at Blank Rome. Its powerhouse financial services industry group handles sophisticated matters from coast to coast and it is an excellent platform to support my practice,” Munzer said. “I am excited to join the Blank Rome team.”Cynde has been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business two times as a “Notable Woman Lawyer” as well as honored by Leading Lawyers Network since 2014. She is also a recipient of the prestigious Anti-Defamation League’s “Women of Achievement” award.