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 Risk Retention Rule: LSTA's Victory and What It Means for CLOs and Other Securitizations
A Look At The New Qualified Financial Contracts Rule
Asset Management Law360, Banking Law360, Bankruptcy Law360, Capital Markets Law360, Public Policy Law360, Securities Law360
Federal Reserve Board and FDIC Restrict Immediate Exercise of Default Rights in Qualified Financial Contracts of GSIBs
OCC Opens The Debate On Volcker Rule Reform
Asset Management Law360, Banking Law360, Capital Markets Law360, Private Equity Law360, Public Policy Law360, Securities Law360
First Steps Toward Volcker Rule Reform: Comptroller of the Currency Requests Input Following Treasury Department Report on Financial Regulation


The Legal 500 US
Finance: Structured Finance - Securitization (2018)


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1997
  • New York

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