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Michael C. Mulitz (10/14/14)
Michael Mulitz is a Partner in the Finance Department and Head of the Aviation Finance and Leasing Group. He concentrates on commercial, cargo and private jet aircraft transactions, with broad experience in the structuring, drafting and negotiation of acquisition, financing and leasing transactions and portfolio sales (including tax-based leveraged and cross-border leasing, operating leases, PDP financings, portfolio securitizations and Ex-Im Bank/ECA supported financings) on behalf of banks, leasing companies, financial institutions, hedge and private equity funds and other companies acting as debt and equity participants, lenders, lessors, lessees, operating lessors, owner trustees, indenture/loan trustees, guarantors, airframe and engine manufacturers, management and remarketing agents and purchasers and sellers of equipment involving commercial, private and cargo aircraft and aircraft engines and spare parts. He also has extensive experience in fleet financing, acquisition and financing of private jet aircraft and helicopters, fractional interest ownership, time sharing and card membership programs.
Steven S. Rosenthal (09/02/14)
Steven S. Rosenthal has extensive trial court, arbitration and appellate experience on matters involving commercial law, constitutional law and all aspects of administrative practice. He has argued noted cases before the United States Supreme Court and before the United States Courts of Appeals and state appellate courts throughout the United States. In April 2013, he argued before the United States Supreme Court a high-profile case on behalf of the Port of the City of Los Angeles, involving whether federal law restricts the ability of the Port to condition entry of trucks onto its property as part of its Clean Truck Program. Previously, he was victorious in a case heard by the United States Supreme Court in which the Court held that imposition of Social Security taxes on federal judges in office at the time of passage was an unconstitutional diminution of their compensation.
Sheldon L. Solow (08/19/14)
Sheldon Solow is a Partner in the firm’s Chicago office. He has represented and continues to represent a wide variety of constituencies, including secured lenders (lead counsel to Bank Group in Cambridge Industries), purchasers of businesses (Schwinn Bicycle), bondholders (International Knife and Saw), fiduciaries (Trustee of Winstar Communications, Representative for Unknown Asbestos Claimants in Plibrico), special litigation committees (Safety Kleen) and debtors (Kotler Industries) as well as individual clients. He also served as Trustee for Midway Airlines, Inc. — the largest Chapter 7 proceeding in the Northern District of Illinois. Sheldon was appointed by the Honorable Robert Ginsberg as legal representative for the class of unknown malpractice claimants in In re Provident Hospital. In Chambers USA 2013, Sheldon is recognized as a leading practitioner in Bankruptcy & Restructuring. He is ranked in Best Lawyers in America (2011-2015) for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, and Insolvency and Reorganization Law.
Henry G. Morriello (07/10/14)
Henry Morriello is Chair of the Finance Department and Head of the Structured Finance Practice. Henry represents clients in US and international term securitization and commercial paper conduits involving residential and commercial mortgage loans, corporate loans, equipment leases, student loans, aircraft loans and leases, auto paper, trade receivables, home equity loans, intellectual property royalties and esoteric assets. He has represented global financial institutions in groundbreaking governmental financial assistance transactions, troubled financial asset portfolio sales and liquidations. He has been active in representing investment funds and financial institutions in the purchase and financing of financial assets. He also has extensive experience in advising financial institutions in regulatory matters and derivatives transactions.
Daniel J. Hartnett (07/07/14)
Daniel J. Hartnett is a Partner in the Finance Department of Kaye Scholer’s Chicago office, and heads the Chicago office’s Structured Finance Practice. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions, servicers, trustees, issuers and investors in securitization transactions and investment fund transactions, particularly those involving residential and commercial real estate, farm credit loans, synthetic assets and credit default swaps. He has been involved in CDO, CLO, CBO, CFO, mortgage banking, lending, leasing, acquisition, real estate investment trust, real estate mortgage investment conduit, farm credit loan, aviation, trade receivable, tax lien and mutual fund fee, synthetic securitization, and investment fund transactions across the country and around the world. He has worked extensively on restructuring and workout transactions involving residential mortgage loan originators, investment funds, asset-backed commercial paper conduits, synthetic and cash-funded CDOs, CLOs, CFOs, SIVs, market value swaps, credit default swaps, and total return swaps.