Michael S. Gambro

Phone212 504 6825

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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Securitization
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Distressed Structured Products
  • Mortgage Banking & Whole Loan Trading
  • Receivables Finance
  • Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities
  • Securitization & Asset Based Finance
  • Structured Products
  • Warehouse Lending
 
University Tufts University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1976 Phi Beta Kappa
 
Law SchoolColumbia Law School, J.D., 1980 Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
 
Admitted1981, New York; 1983, New Jersey; 1988, California
 
Biography

Michael Gambro is Co-Chair of Cadwalader's Capital Markets Group. He is a corporate and securities lawyer who advises corporations, financial institutions and funds in acquisitions, financings and securitizations of financial assets, including commercial and residential mortgage loans, trade receivables, royalty payments, lease receivables and other payment obligations.

Michael has represented some of the largest companies in the world in many noteworthy transactions, including acting as lead counsel in some of the largest single-borrower commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) transactions, and other groundbreaking or one-of-a-kind structured finance transactions recognized as deals of the year by Institutional Investor and Investment Dealer's Digest.

Since 2009, Michael has been a leading attorney on transactions that have helped revive the CMBS market, including: the Developers Diversified Realty CMBS deal, which was the only CMBS deal made eligible for financing under the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility; the novel One Bryant Park and 7 World Trade Center securitizations, involving tranches of taxable CMBS debt and tranches of tax-exempt bonds; and the securitization of loans secured by substantially all of the assets of Hilton Worldwide Inc. and its subsidiaries. Michael has also advised clients in the structuring of the first securitization financings of nonperforming commercial mortgage loans since 1997.

Michael received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his B.S. from Tufts University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East, IFLR 1000, Legal500 and Who's Who in American Law and has lectured and written articles on numerous business law topics.

Michael is licensed to practice in New York, California (inactive), and New Jersey.

News & Resources

News

News Releases

Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Law Firms in 2015 Edition of IFLR 1000
Oct 21, 2014

Cadwalader Named 2014 Americas Derivatives Law Firm of the Year; Ray Shirazi Recognized as Top Derivatives Lawyer
Sep 19, 2014

More Than 40 Cadwalader Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2014 New York Metro Edition
Sep 15, 2014

Cadwalader Attorneys, Practices Recognized in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
Aug 18, 2014

Cadwalader's Capital Markets Group Retains Top Spot in CMBS Representations
Jul 25, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014
Jun 27, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized as Best Securitization Law Firm by GlobalCapital
Jun 23, 2014

Cadwalader Tops Mortgage-Backed Securities Tables in The American Lawyer 2014 Corporate Scorecard
Apr 14, 2014

Cadwalader Attorneys, Practices Recognized by 2014 Chambers Global Guide
Mar 25, 2014

Cadwalader Tops List of CMBS Law Firm Representations-Again
Feb 07, 2014

Cadwalader Again Recognized Among Legal Leaders by IFLR 1000
Nov 15, 2013

Cadwalader Recognized in 2013 Edition of The Legal 500 US
Oct 25, 2013

2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 44 Cadwalader Attorneys Across a Range of Practices
Oct 22, 2013

Super Lawyers 2013 New York Metro Edition Recognizes More Than 30 Cadwalader Attorneys
Sep 18, 2013

Cadwalader Remains On Top of CMBS Rankings
Aug 01, 2013

More Than 25 Cadwalader Attorneys in 17 Practice Areas Recognized by 2013 Chambers Global Guide
Apr 08, 2013

IFLR 1000 Again Names Cadwalader a Leader in Core Transactional Areas of Practice
Nov 06, 2012

Super Lawyers Names Metropolitan New York Cadwalader Lawyers in More Than 20 Areas of Practice as Outstanding in Their Fields
Oct 15, 2012

2013 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 45 Cadwalader Attorneys in Multiple Areas of Practice
Oct 06, 2012

Cadwalader Tops Mid-Year CMBS Rankings
Jul 31, 2012

IFLR 1000 Again Names Cadwalader a Leader in Core Transactional Areas of Practice
Oct 19, 2011

Super Lawyers Taps More Than 40 Metropolitan New York Cadwalader Attorneys as Outstanding in Their Fields
Sep 26, 2011

2012 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 45 Cadwalader Attorneys in 30 Areas of Practice
Sep 06, 2011

The Legal 500 U.S. Recommends Cadwalader in 13 Areas of Practice and Highly Ranks More Than 50 Attorneys
Jun 01, 2011

The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 37 Cadwalader Attorneys in 21 Areas of Practice
Aug 04, 2010

Cadwalader Practices Commended by US Legal 500
Jun 16, 2010

Cadwalader Commended in 2010 IFLR 1000
Oct 07, 2009

2010 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes Numerous Cadwalader Attorneys
Aug 07, 2009

Cadwalader Lauded in Multiple Practices in Chambers USA
Jun 12, 2009

Cadwalader Receives High Marks from The Legal 500
Jun 03, 2009

Recent Press

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

Cadwalader Remains Top CMBS Legal Advisor
Feb 07, 2014

Cadwalader Still Top CMBS Law Firm, as Sidley Makes Inroads
Jul 26, 2013

Cadwalader Retains Top Spot Among CMBS Law Firms
Feb 08, 2013

Cadwalader Continues to Dominate CMBS Law-Firm Rankings
Jul 22, 2011

Cadwalader Back on Top of Law-Firm Rankings as CMBS Revives
Jan 28, 2011

Will PPIP Do More Than Squeak?
Jun 30, 2009

Recognition

Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Law Firms in 2015 Edition of IFLR 1000
Oct 21, 2014

Cadwalader Named 2014 Americas Derivatives Law Firm of the Year; Ray Shirazi Recognized as Top Derivatives Lawyer
Sep 19, 2014

More Than 40 Cadwalader Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2014 New York Metro Edition
Sep 15, 2014

Cadwalader Attorneys, Practices Recognized in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
Aug 18, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014
Jun 27, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized as Best Securitization Law Firm by GlobalCapital
Jun 23, 2014

Chambers and Partners USA 2014
May 23, 2014

Cadwalader Attorneys, Practices Recognized by 2014 Chambers Global Guide
Mar 25, 2014

Cadwalader Again Recognized Among Legal Leaders by IFLR 1000
Nov 15, 2013

Cadwalader Recognized in 2013 Edition of The Legal 500 US
Oct 25, 2013

2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 44 Cadwalader Attorneys Across a Range of Practices
Oct 22, 2013

Cadwalader Remains On Top of CMBS Rankings
Aug 01, 2013

Chambers and Partners USA 2013
May 24, 2013

International Financial Law Review's 2013 IFLR 1000
Nov 06, 2012

Super Lawyers 2012
Oct 15, 2012

The Best Lawyers In America 2013
Oct 06, 2012

Chambers and Partners USA 2012
Jun 07, 2012

Chambers and Partners Global 2012
Mar 01, 2012

RESOURCES

Clients & Friends Memos

Final Credit Risk Retention Requirements for Asset-Backed Securities Transactions
Oct 30, 2014

Risk Retention for Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities: Fact Sheet
Oct 29, 2014

Potential Impact of New SEC Rules on Cell Tower Securitizations
Sep 30, 2014

New Rules for Third-Party Due Diligence Reports for Asset-Backed Securities
Sep 09, 2014

At Long Last-SEC Adopts Final Regulation AB II
Sep 05, 2014

SEC Adopts Regulation AB II
Aug 28, 2014

The Volcker Rule's Impact on Banking Entities' Ownership and Sponsorship of Structured Finance and Securitization Transactions
Dec 17, 2013

Reproposed Credit Risk Retention Requirements for Asset-Backed Securities Transactions
Sep 13, 2013

Risk Retention for Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities: Re-Proposal Fact Sheet
Aug 31, 2013

The Volcker Rule's Impact on Financial Institutions' Ownership and Sponsorship of Structured Finance and Securitization Transactions
Nov 03, 2011

SEC Proposes a New Rule Prohibiting Conflicts of Interest in Securitizations
Oct 04, 2011

SEC Seeks Public Comment On Treatment of Asset-Backed Issuers under the Investment Company Act
Sep 13, 2011

SEC Re-Proposes Shelf Eligibility Conditions for Asset-Backed Securities
Aug 16, 2011

SEC Proposed Rules Regarding Third-Party Due Diligence Disclosure
Jul 08, 2011

The Dodd-Frank Act: How It Impacts Specific Institutions, Entities and Transactions
Jun 22, 2011

Proposed Credit Risk Retention Requirements for Asset-Backed Securities Transactions
Apr 06, 2011

SEC Issues Final Rules for New Disclosure Requirements Regarding Representations and Warranties in Asset-Backed Securities Offerings
Feb 01, 2011

SEC Issues Final Rules Regarding Diligence and Disclosure in ABS Offerings
Feb 01, 2011

S&P Reconsiders De-Linked Rating for Bank-Sponsored Securitizations That Fall Outside FDIC's Final Safe Harbor Rule
Nov 22, 2010

S&P Likely to Refuse De-Linked Ratings for Bank-Sponsored Securitizations That Fail to Meet FDIC's Final Safe Harbor Rule
Oct 27, 2010

 
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Risk Retention for Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities: Fact Sheet
David Burkholder,Michael S. Gambro,Anna H. Glick,Stuart N. Goldstein,Robert Kim, November 3, 2014
On October 22, 2014, the federal regulatory agencies responsible for implementing regulations under Dodd-Frank finalized the risk retention rules for ABS transactions, including CMBS transactions. The final rules come more than three years after risk retention rules were originally proposed, and...

Potential Impact of New SEC Rules on Cell Tower Securitizations
Michael S. Gambro,Stuart N. Goldstein,Michael A. McCormack,Frank Polverino,Malcolm P. Wattman, October 6, 2014
On August 27, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted two final rules implementing new regulations affecting asset-backed securities (“ABS”). The first set of rules, referred to in this memorandum as the “Third Party Reports Rules,”[1]...

At Long Last - SEC Adopts Final Regulation AB II
Cheryl D. Barnes,Joseph W. Beach,Bruce C. Bloomingdale,David Burkholder,Michael S. Gambro, September 8, 2014
On August 27, 2014 the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved final rules relating to asset-backed securities (“ABS”) disclosure and registration (the “Final Rules”). The Final Rules are contained in a final release, which was published on...



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