Candice Kline joined Carpenter Lipps & Leland LLP as a partner in its Chicago office in 2017. The firm is an industry-recognized Columbus, Ohio-based litigation boutique. Before turning to law, Candice earned an MBA at the University of Chicago and worked as an experienced corporate and international banker with Citibank and JPMorgan Chase. Her banking background informs her legal advice and commitment to client service, outstanding litigation outcomes, and practical deal making.
Candice focuses her practice on commercial disputes, bankruptcy and insolvency matters, and general litigation. Candice has in-depth chapter 11 experience, including preferences and fraudulent transfer actions, settlements, contract disputes, and plan and disclosure statement related litigation. She also litigates in chapter 7 cases.
Her recent representations include debtors, trustees, creditors, and investors in cases involving fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, securities fraud, and civil theft. Candice has also recently guided out of court workouts and assignments.
Candice is active in the turnaround and legal sectors. She is a director of the Turnaround Management Association, Chicago/Midwest Chapter; a member of the Business and Securities Law Council of the Illinois State Bar Association; and a co-chair of the American Constitution Society, Chicago Lawyer Chapter. Candice also serves on the advisory board of directors for the Institute for Business & Professional Ethics at DePaul University.