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

News Releases

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 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

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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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...

SEC Adopts Regulation AB II
Cheryl D. Barnes,Joseph W. Beach,David Burkholder,Michael S. Gambro,Anna H. Glick, September 2, 2014
Yesterday morning the Securities and Exchange Commission in an open meeting voted to adopt long-awaited final rules (the "Final Rules") implementing a series of changes to the registration and offering process for asset-backed securities (“ABS”) and expanded disclosure and...


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