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Karl Von Drathen is a member of the Corporate, Finance & Acquisitions group. He represents a diverse clientele engaged in complex debt and equity financing transactions, credit facilities, loan arrangements, and general corporate law matters. He has expertise in public and private finance and securities issues related to debt issuance into the public markets. He handles financing matters and bond offerings from hundreds of millions to billions of dollars in value.

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Karl also works closely with global corporations on mergers and acquisitions, advising his clients on domestic and international acquisitions and negotiating financial and corporate transactions.

Before joining Masuda Funai, Karl was Senior Counsel for a large international law firm. His practice included representing lenders, borrowers, and investment banking firms in secured and unsecured transactions and serving as general corporate counsel for health systems nationwide.

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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, J.D., magna cum laude, 2000
  • University of Southern California, B.S., cum laude, 1996


  • Illinois


American Bar Association
National Association of Bond Lawyers
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