Richard M. Kohn is a founding principal of Goldberg Kohn Ltd., where he heads up the firm's international lending practice. For the past twelve years, Mr. Kohn has also been active in secured transactions law reform, serving as a consultant to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in connection with its Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions (2007), and on the Expert Groups for that Guide, the related Supplement on Security Rights in Intellectual Property (2010) and the current draft legislative guide on secured transactions registries. Mr. Kohn is Co-General Counsel of the Commercial Finance Association, which is the principal U.S. trade association for the commercial finance industry, and frequently writes and speaks on international lending topics. A Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, Mr. Kohn received his B.A. in 1966 and his J.D. in 1969 from The University of Michigan.