Bruce J Rader

Bruce J. Rader

Bruce J. Rader
New York
+1 212 813 8970

Bruce Rader is a partner in the firm’s Debt Finance group and a member of its Private Equity practice. Mr. Rader has considerable experience in the areas of leveraged buyouts, mezzanine and other debt financings and representation of privately held companies. He has been recognized as a New York “Super Lawyer” for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Mr. Rader is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.


Mr. Rader has represented multinational corporations, investors and lenders in connection with secured financings, acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, public offerings, private placements, capital markets transactions, private equity transactions, mezzanine debt financings, project financings, leasing transactions and other general corporate matters. He also has significant restructuring and workout experience.

Mr. Rader’s recent representations and transactions have involved structured finance, project finance, recapitalizations, financings and refinancings, mezzanine loans, equity investments and debt restructurings in a variety of industries.

Professional Activities

Mr. Rader is a member of the American Bar Association.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2006, Mr. Rader was a partner in the New York office of Chadbourne & Parke LLP, where he served as co-coordinator of the corporate department for eight years.




Boston College Law School


University of Pennsylvania

(cum laude)



  • New York


Mr. Rader has authored and co-authored numerous articles, including: “SPACs: A Sound Investment or Blind Leap of Faith?” (Insights, 2006); “An Expanded View of Deal Fairness” (Mergers & Acquisitions, September 2005); “Fair Pay” (The Deal, June 24, 2005); “Options for Suppliers During the Energy Crisis” (Natural Gas, vol. 18, no. 1, August 2001); “California Chaos: Implications for Generators and Banks” (Chadbourne & Parke LLP Project Finance Newswire, February 2001); and “The Implications of the Repeal of Glass-Steagall” (The New York Law Journal, February 2000).

In October 2005, Mr. Rader served as the moderator for a panel on “Conducting Mergers and Acquisitions Due Diligence” for The Wall Street Transcript.