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Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen has appointed Howard Mulligan as Of Counsel in the Corporate Department. Mulligan is an experienced corporate and securities attorney who practices in the areas of structured finance and business restructurings.
Mulligan previously practiced in the New York offices of law firms McDermott Will & Emery, Dewey Ballantine LLP, and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP.
Mulligan brings 17 years of experience in the areas of structured finance, securitisation, derivatives and mergers and acquisitions involving structured products, workouts and restructurings, and entertainment law. At Kleinberg Kaplan, Mulligan will work collaboratively with attorneys across the firm’s hedge fund, bankruptcy, and real estate practices to provide counsel on structured finance and restructuring matters to private investment funds, financial institutions and privately held companies.
“Howard’s practice complements the firm’s current capabilities in the areas of hedge funds, real estate and bankruptcy,” says Eric S Wagner, Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department. “His expertise and impressive credentials will strengthen the bench of legal services we offer our clients and will assist our ongoing efforts to expand the depth of our practice.”
On the structured finance side, Mulligan has represented sponsors, issuers and underwriters, including first-time originators of new assets, on a wide range of issuances of structured and synthetic products. His transactional work has included derivatives, structured products, M&A transactions involving servicers and originators, and the purchase and sale of varied structured portfolios. Mulligan is well-known for his expertise in this area and has testified before the House Financial Services Committee on structured products sales in the secondary market in the midst of the subprime crisis in May 2007.
Within the field of business restructuring, Mulligan has represented borrowers, lenders, creditors, debtors and creditors’ committees on matters involving the corporate aspects of bankruptcy, workouts and insolvency matters. He has also been involved in numerous workouts and restructurings of debt and derivative transactions, and several reorganisations of securitisation trusts.
“Kleinberg Kaplan offers an excellent platform and client-focused team approach that is ideally suited for my work in the structured finance and restructuring arena,” says Mulligan. “As an increasing number of funds and corporate entities seek counsel on sophisticated structured product and debt transactions, I look forward to working with attorneys throughout the firm to help clients navigate their way through these deals.”
Mulligan has a JD, cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School, He is a frequent speaker and author on structured finance and restructuring topics. He is a board member of the Metropolitan Repertory Ballet and Sorvino Asthma Foundation.
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