Richard Kohn is a founding principal of Goldberg Kohn Ltd., where he heads up the firm's international lending practice and represents banks and other financial institutions in structuring and documenting cross-border loans. Mr. Kohn is also active in secured transactions law reform, serving as a member of the Expert Group for the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in connection with its Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions (2007), the related Supplement on Security Rights in Intellectual Property (2010), the Technical Legislative Guide on the Implementation of a Security Rights Registry (2013) and the current Draft Model Law on Secured Transactions. He has also been involved in law reform initiatives in other countries, including Mexico and China. Mr. Kohn is Co-General Counsel of the Commercial Finance Association (the principal U.S. trade association for the commercial finance industry) and a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. He received his B.A. in 1966 and his J.D. in 1969 from The University of Michigan.