Sidley Austin has appointed Steven Kolyer as a partner in the firm’s Global Finance practice in New York.
Formerly a partner with Clifford Chance, Kolyer practice focuses on securitsations, with a particular emphasis in collateralised loan obligations (CLOs). His CLO practice includes both corporate loan CLOs and commercial real estate CLOs (CRE CLOs).
Kolyer has extensive experience representing issuers, managers and arrangers in corporate loan CLOs and in CRE CLOs, as well as in establishing debt investment funds and related financings. His experience includes conventional securities offerings, commercial lending transactions, and private fund structurings and formations as well as credit-linked and other derivative transactions.
“Steve is a leading practitioner in important parts of the securitisation market in which we have a longstanding presence,” says Sam Gandhi, managing partner of Sidley’s New York office. “We welcome him to the firm as an important addition to our resources in corporate loan CLOs, CRE CLOs and securitisation in general.”