Lary Stromfeld

Phone212 504 6291

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Practice Areas

  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Distressed Municipal Finance
  • Financial Regulation
  • Municipal Derivatives
  • Swap Regulation
  • Municipal Securitization
  • OTC Derivatives
  • Securitization & Asset Based Finance
  • Structured Products
University Brandeis University, B.A., 1977
Law SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1981
Admitted1982, New York

Lary Stromfeld has a diverse practice based upon more than 30 years of experience in the capital markets. He represents global financial institutions and other leading market participants in a wide variety of financial products and complex financings, as well as disputes and bankruptcies.

Lary is ranked among the top derivatives attorneys in the world. He is also the co-head of Cadwalader's Distressed Municipal Finance Practice and the founder and head of Cadwalader's historically famed... leading Municipal Derivatives practice (Chambers USA).

He is one of the best from a strategy perspective, extremely logical and very good at cutting through the surface material to get to the heart of any matter, has a true gift... which allows him to stay calm and unrattled, and he never says 'no, ' but rather suggests how to get around limitations and exploit opportunities (Chambers USA). He is recommended for his advice on the full range of structured products and derivatives matters, including bankruptcies, close-outs and disputes (Chambers USA). He has been called an expert of the highest caliber with a derivatives practice that is truly versatile, spanning advisory and transactional matters (Chambers Global).

Lary's recognitions include:
•Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers: Band 1 in global rankings of derivatives specialists.
•Chambers USA -America's Leading Lawyers: Band 1 in U.S. national rankings of derivatives specialists.
•US Legal 500: a “Leading Lawyer” in Municipal Bankruptcy with deep municipal finance experience and part of a derivatives team that is “incredibly thoughtful and knowledgeable; if there is a solution, they will find it.”
•The Best Lawyers in America: a leading lawyer in Derivatives and Futures, Securitization and Structured Finance, where clients praised his strong technical skills and noted that he is extremely practical in his advice.
•Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Securitization Lawyers: Capital Markets/Derivatives specialist.”
•Super Lawyers (New York): listed in the inaugural and each subsequent edition.
•IFLR 1000: “a leading lawyer.”

Lary is the co-author of Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Strategies: A Big Stick, Rarely Used, published in Inside the Minds by Aspatore Books and Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy Filings: Issues for Replacement Swap Counterparties and their Municipal Clients published in Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law. Lary is a frequent lecturer at industry conferences.


Bankruptcies and Disputes:

News & Resources


News Releases
Cadwalader Named Among Leading Law Firms in 2016 Edition of IFLR 1000 Oct 15, 2015

Recent Press
Cadwalader Continues to Dominate Law-Firm Ranking Jul 25, 2014

Cadwalader Named Among Leading Law Firms in 2016 Edition of IFLR 1000 Oct 15, 2015


Clients & Friends Memos
Illinois Court Strikes Down Chicago Pension Reforms, Deepening City's Financial Crisis Jul 29, 2015

Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Strategies: A Big Stick, Rarely Used Oct 31, 2011

Distressed Municipality Spotlight: Detroit Jan 10, 2013


SEC Enforcement Advisor
SEC Launches Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative Mar 27, 2014


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Lary Stromfeld

New YorkNY 10281-0006


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