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Michael Karol has represented issuers, underwriters, banks, hedge funds, insurance companies and others in a wide variety of complex securitizations, structured financings, derivatives and other complex financial transactions.

Mr. Karol's experience includes public and private asset-backed securities issuance; motion picture financings; whole business securitizations; cash-flow, market value, synthetic and hybrid CDOs and CLOs; automotive securitization (including loan, lease and dealer floor-plan); leveraged leasing; like-kind exchange programs; covered bonds; credit derivatives; total return swaps; asset-based lending; and general corporate lending.


The Legal 500 US
Finance: Structured Finance – Securitization (2018, 2021)



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1997


  • New York