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 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

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

• Art. 122a: Risk Retention for Securitisations with European Credit Institution Investors Oct 27, 2010

• SEC Proposes New Rules Regarding Diligence and Disclosure in ABS Offerings Oct 26, 2010

• SEC Proposes New Disclosure Requirements Regarding Representations and Warranties in Asset-Backed Securities Offerings Oct 18, 2010

• FDIC Adopts Final Securitization Safe Harbor Rule Oct 11, 2010

• FDIC Approves Final Securitization Safe Harbor Sep 28, 2010

• SEC Releases Timetable for Rulemaking and Reporting for Asset-Backed Securities under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Sep 22, 2010

• The EU Commission Proposes Onerous Requirements for Rated Structured Finance Instruments Jul 22, 2010

• Reforms to the Asset-Backed Securitization Process and the Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Jul 20, 2010

• Securitization Reforms: What is the Current State of Play? May 26, 2010

• FDIC Seeks “Stronger, Sustainable Securitizations” by Imposing Additional Conditions to Eligibility for Securitization Safe Harbor May 21, 2010

• SEC Proposes Significant Enhancements to Regulation of Asset-Backed Securities Apr 20, 2010

• SEC Announces Proposal to Significantly Enhance the Regulation of Asset-Backed Securities Apr 07, 2010

• New U.S. Covered Bond Legislation Introduced Mar 25, 2010

• Interim Final Rule Interpreting The Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009 Takes Effect Mar 05, 2010

• Recent Changes to SEC Rating Agency Reform Impose Burdensome Requirements on Structured Products Participants Mar 03, 2010

• The Revised FDIC Securitization Safe Harbor Rule; The FDIC Responds to Changes in GAAP Accounting Rules with Proposed Sweeping Regulation of Bank Securitization Structures Dec 22, 2009

• Securitization Reform Proposals: The Credit Risk Retention Act of 2009 and the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2009 Dec 17, 2009

• Treasury Department Guidance Issued on Modification of Securitized Commercial Mortgage Loans Sep 16, 2009

• Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets Act of 2009 Aug 20, 2009

• GGP Bankruptcy Court Denies Motions to Dismiss Twenty Property Level Bankruptcy Cases as Bad Faith Filings Aug 13, 2009

• Obama Administration Releases Legislative Language Regarding Asset-Backed Securitization Jul 23, 2009

• UPDATE: TALF for Legacy CMBS: New York Fed Clarifies Requirements and Procedures as Initial Legacy CMBS Subscription Date Approaches Jul 13, 2009

• Obama Proposal for Regulatory Reform as It Relates to OTC Derivatives Markets Jun 22, 2009

• The Obama Administration's Financial Regulatory Reform Proposal Jun 22, 2009

• The Obama Administration's Financial Regulatory Reform Proposal and Its Impact on the Securitization Markets Jun 22, 2009

• Obama Administration's Financial Regulatory Reform Proposal Introduced Jun 17, 2009

• Lenders File Motions to Dismiss Twenty-One General Growth Properties Bankruptcy Cases as Bad Faith Filings Jun 04, 2009

• TALF for Legacy CMBS: New York Fed Releases Terms and Conditions and FAQs May 20, 2009

• General Growth Properties Bankruptcy Court Enters Final Order on Cash Collateral, Cash Management, and DIP Financing Issues May 18, 2009

• General Growth Properties Bankruptcy Court Defers Final Ruling on Cash Collateral, Cash Management and DIP Financing Issues May 11, 2009

• TALF for New-Issue CMBS: New York Fed Releases Terms and Conditions, FAQs and Revised TALF FAQs May 02, 2009

• Making Home Affordable Expanded to Second Lien Mortgages and to Incorporate Hope for Homeowners May 01, 2009

• Treasury, Federal Reserve, & FDIC Credit and Liquidity Programs Apr 23, 2009

• Treasury Extends Deadline for PPIP Fund Manager Applications; Releases Additional Guidance on Legacy Securities Portion of PPIPs Apr 06, 2009

• UPDATE: Understanding the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (“TALF”) Mar 27, 2009

• The Public-Private Investment Program; Treasury's Plan to Cleanse Legacy Assets from Banks' Balance Sheets Mar 26, 2009

• Obama Administration Releases Details of the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan Mar 10, 2009

• Understanding the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (“TALF”) Mar 04, 2009

• New Bankruptcy Cram Down and Foreclosure Prevention Legislation Introduced Feb 26, 2009

• Highlights of the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan Feb 24, 2009

• Treasury's Financial Stability Plan Increases Access to Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) Feb 10, 2009

• Legislation Affecting the REMIC Status of Existing Mortgage Securitization Transactions Feb 05, 2009

Articles

• FDIC Seeks Stronger, Sustainable Securitizations by Imposing Additional Conditions to Eligibility for Securitization Safe Harbor Jun 02, 2010

• What are Covered Bonds and Why Should Anyone Care? Feb 02, 2009

Events

• IMN's ABS East Sep 21, 2014

• SFIG ABS Vegas Jan 21, 2014

• CRE Financial Council January 2014 Conference Jan 13, 2014

• CRE Finance Council's January 2013 Conference Jan 14, 2013

• ASF Securitization Institute: Securitization Fundamentals Sep 10, 2012

• June Convention 2012 Jun 11, 2012

Videos

• Cadwalader is a Leading Advisor to Corporations and Financial Institutions Sep 18, 2013

 
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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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