Private Lending Group

We are dedicated specialists.

Experienced Legal Representation for Private Lenders

We strike the delicate balance between quick closings & protecting our clients’ interests.

Unrivaled Experience.
Exceptional Results.

Our highly skilled and deeply experienced team has the background and knowledge to simplify complex issues and resolve last-minute obstacles to bring every deal to closing.

Rapid Responsiveness.
Unrivaled Communication.

HDRB&B’s Private Lending Group is respected across the industry for our round-the-clock accessibility and clear communication. This is a key component of our service ethos. From first contact to closing, we continually engage with our clients, title professionals and borrowers’ counsel, expertly navigating each transaction to deliver successful results.

Success by
the Numbers





  • 1997 Rob Goldenberg starts his private lending practice and closes his first private lender loan.
  • 2011 Rob becomes Partner at prominent New York City law firm, further develops and diversifies his multi-state lending practice.
  • 2016 Rob joins HDRB&B and launches the firm’s Private Lending Group with 3 initial members.
  • 2022 The team consists of 12 dedicated attorneys, paralegals and administrative assistants representing more than 100 private lenders and originators.

HDRB&B’s Private Lending Group is the Gold Standard.

Highly competent, professional, and quick to act – the team is able to take our loan approvals and turn them into closed loans in a matter of days.

List of Services

  • Multi-State Closing Services
  • Extensive Title Review & Analysis
  • Deal Structuring
  • Workout Advice on Non-Performing Loans

Meet the Private
Lending Group

Unwavering Commitment. Uncompromising Client Care.

Our team has the singular goal of achieving successful closings on behalf of our clients. From proactively resolving issues and keeping our lenders thoroughly informed, to meeting tight deadlines, HDRB&B’s Private Lending Group sets the standard for world-class support. Our goal is delivering nothing short of excellence.

Chair | Private Lending Group


Rob Goldenberg

Department Chair |

“HDRB&B’s Private Lending Group brings together an extraordinary professional team laser-focused on the unique details of every deal. Leveraging battle-tested best practices and procedures, we provide smooth, expedited closings while ensuring maximum client protection.”


Karen Krause

Partner |

A former M&A and corporate securities attorney, Karen brings high-level analysis to complex corporate borrower matters. Now immersed in the private lending world, she seeks to exceed client expectations by delivering thorough reviews of all loans, quick and concise communication and smooth, problem-free closings.


Kevin Kade

Associate |

Kevin expertly navigates complicated transactions and closes deals expeditiously all while maintaining an unmatched level of levity. His unique sense of humor along with his ability to induce laughter keeps everyone sane.


Henry Sanchez

Associate |

Henry is an experienced transactional attorney with a reputation for lightning-quick response times and a steadfast ability to resolve challenging title exceptions.


Private Lender Expo

Simone Sebastian

Associate |

Simone’s extensive experience representing secured creditors in the banking industry has allowed her to successfully transition to the fast-paced world of private lending. Behind her warm and friendly demeanor, Simone brings a high level of skill to each transaction, delivering client satisfaction.



From left to right: Erin Alala, Anisa Prunty, Rob Goldenberg, Ann Bishop, Mandee Goldner, Dan Robinson, Lisa Ohl, Donna Saponara

Dan Robinson

Senior Paralegal |


Dan “The Fixer” is known for working closely with clients to deliver innovative and efficient solutions to close complex real estate transactions. He has experience closing CEMAs, conventional residential, 30-year rentals, ground up construction, and fix-and-flip transactions.

Erin Alala

Paralegal |


Highly detailed, Erin embodies a customer-first mentality. With over a decade of industry experience, her unyielding dedication to efficiency ensures the loan closing process goes smoothly.

Lisa Ohl

Paralegal |


With 30 years of experience in the title industry, Lisa expertly identifies and resolves title issues faster than the speed of sound – always with an eye towards practical solutions to get to the closing table.

Anisa Prunty

Paralegal |


Anisa has a preternatural ability to remain calm and close loans in the face of last-minute changes, unforeseen issues and tight deadlines. Anisa is a highly strategic thinker and leverages her 20 years of experience in the legal industry to close even the most complex deals.

Donna Saponara

Paralegal |


Donna has an amazing capacity to close a high volume of loans in extremely limited timeframes and is known throughout our client base for her impressive response time to all client matters. Since joining the New York practice in 2019, she truly reflects the city that never sleeps.

Ann Bishop

Client Service |


Prior to joining HDRBB, Ann had a 30+ year career in Information Technology ranging from programmer to senior management. Clients benefit from Ann’s excellence in administration and organization and her skilled use of technology to meet each client’s unique business needs.

Mandee Goldner

Client Service |


With deep experience in both finance and accounting, Mandee brings her superior attention to detail to assist with our high volume of closings.

What Our Clients Say

Our experience with the HDRB&B Private Lending Group has been wonderful. The team is on top of everything and doesn’t hesitate to pick up the phone to get answers or solve problems. This means a lot to us, and we’re grateful to finally work with a group of professionals. The HDRB&B Private Lending Group has certainly earned ALL our business going forward.”

MINO Lending Solutions

I just closed another deal with the HDRB&B Private Lending Group and the team did another amazing job. Even my clients tell me how smoothly our closings go and it’s because of Rob Goldenberg’s great team. Credit where it’s due, they are THE BEST ATTORNEYS I’ve worked with by a mile.”

Apex Property Group

We work with several law firms and can say without hesitation that HDRB&B is the gold standard. Highly competent, professional, and quick to act – The HDRB&B Private Lending Group is able to take our loan approvals and turn them into closed loans in a matter of days. Title issues, tight deadlines, and unforeseen client circumstances are all taken in stride. Our business relationship goes back four years, and being able to rely on their services bestows a welcome sense of calm in an otherwise frenetic business environment.”

Express Capital Financing

HDRB&B is the only law firm we trust to close our loans. Since 2011, we have relied on the experience and expertise of this team to help grow our ever-expanding lending business. We rest easy knowing that every deal receives a thorough review, issues are spotted and resolved expeditiously and documents are expertly prepared, resulting in fast, problem-free closings. I can text or email the team at any time, and their immediate responsiveness allows me to solve problems as they arise, ensuring a smooth closing process for our borrowers. HDRB&B always has our back and we look forward to working with them for many more years to come.”

Alpha Funding Capital LLC