Steven T. Kolyer is a capital markets partner with extensive experience in securitizations, structured capital markets, investment fund formations and conventional securities offerings, including continuously-offered products. Steven is also experienced in commercial lending and credit transactions, and in credit-linked notes and other funded derivative products.
Steven's experience over the years has been highlighted by transactions involving innovation and structured solutions in the capital markets. In this regard, he played a lead role in the development of a number of securitization products dating back to the origins of that market, in the U.S. and off-shore, including first-time structures with commercial real estate (CRE) and residential mortgages, consumer receivables and other types of financial assets, and in various types of real estate and non-real estate CLOs/CDOs and other actively-managed fund and specialty finance products. In recent years, Steven has concentrated on CRE CLOs 2.0 and REMICs, corporate CLOs 2.0/3.0 backed by broadly-syndicated, middle-market and other debt, and private debt funds and related financings. Steven's clients have included placement agents and underwriters, issuers, sponsors and originators, fund sponsors and investment managers, derivative providers and program sponsors and credit and liquidity providers.
Steven has been recognized by sources that include Legal 500 U.S. – "Hall of Fame" and "Leading Lawyer" in structured finance, Chambers U.S. - "Spotlight Lawyer" in CLOs, Chambers Global, NY Super Lawyers, Legal 360, Who's Who Legal and International Who's Who.
Steven received degrees from Middlebury College (B.A.) and Cornell Law School (J.D.), where he was a Note and Comment Editor of the Cornell Law Review. Steven is admitted to practice in New York.