Fred Lim, a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity group, focuses his practice on complex domestic and cross-border leveraged transactions. Mr. Lim focuses primarily on the representation of borrowers and lenders in connection with debt financing transactions, including in connection with tech financings, asset-based loans, junior capital and syndicated credit facilities. His work has included transactions in a variety of industries, including the software, energy, online services, financial services, healthcare, biopharmaceutical, retail, industrial and restaurant sectors.

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Mr. Lim represents private equity sponsors, public and private companies,lending institutions and alternative investment firms in structuring and negotiating financing transactions in connection with working capital lines, leveraged buyouts, take-private acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, with the transactions ranging from several millions of dollars to billions of dollars.

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Prior to joining Goodwin in 2015, Mr. Lim was a partner in the San Francisco office of Kirkland & Ellis, working in the debt finance group. Previously, he was associated with Dickinson Wright PLLC in Detroit, where he focused on commercial lending, M&A and general corporate matters. Prior to beginning his law practice, Mr. Lim served as a summer clerk for Judge Alan Enslen for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

Mr. Lim is a member of the California State Bar Association and the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area.


Mr. Lim was a 2021 recommended lawyer for Commercial Lending by The Legal 500. Mr. Lim has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

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J.D., 2005
University of Illinois College of Law

(cum laude)

B.S., 2002
Michigan Technological University, Environmental Engineering
AS, 2002
Michigan Technological University, Applied Science and Chemical Engineering

(cum laude)



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