STEVEN T. KOLYER is a partner in the Global Finance Group in the firm’s New York office. He has broad experience in securitizations, structured credit products, investment fund formations and conventional securities offerings, focusing on CLOs/CDOs and related financings in the corporate and real estate sectors. Steven is experienced in conventional capital markets and commercial lending and credit transactions and in credit-linked and other derivative products.
Steven's experience over the years has been highlighted by transactions involving innovation and structured solutions in the capital markets. He played a lead role in the development of a number of securitization products dating back to the origins of the market, both in the U.S. and off-shore, including first-time structures with commercial real estate (CRE) and residential mortgages, commercial and consumer receivables and other types of financial assets, and in various types of corporate CLOs and CRE CLOs/CDOs and other actively-managed fund and specialty finance products. In recent years, Steven has concentrated on corporate CLOs 2.0/3.0 backed by broadly-syndicated, middle-market and other debt, and private debt funds and related financings and on CRE CLOs 2.0. Steven's clients have included issuers, bank and non-bank debt originators, funds, fund sponsors and investment managers, placement agents and underwriters and derivative providers and program sponsors.
Steven has been recognized over many years by sources that include Legal 500 USA (“Hall of Fame” and “Leading Lawyer” in structured finance), Chambers USA (“Spotlight Lawyer” in CLOs), Chambers Global, NY Super Lawyers, Legal 360, Who’s Who Legal and International Who’s Who. Steven has participated as chair, moderator or speaker at more than 100 securitization conferences.
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.