Boris Ziser is co-head of the firm's Finance & Derivatives Group. With almost 25 years of experience across diverse asset classes, Boris focuses on asset-backed securitizations, warehouse facilities, secured financings and commercial paper conduits. His practice encompasses a variety of asset classes, including life settlements, litigation funding, equipment leases, structured settlements, lottery receivables, timeshare loans, merchant cash advances and cell towers, in addition to other esoteric asset classes such as intellectual property, various insurance-related cash flows and other cash flow producing assets. He also represents investors, lenders, hedge funds, private equity funds and finance companies in acquisitions and dispositions of portfolios of assets and financings secured by those portfolios.
Recognized as a leading lawyer in the industry, Boris is ranked in Chambers USA, Chambers Global and The Legal 500 US for his work in structured finance. He serves as outside general counsel to the Institutional Longevity Markets Association (ILMA) and is a member of the Structured Finance Committee of the New York City Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Esoteric Assets Committee and Risk Retention Task Force of the Structured Finance Association. A frequent speaker at securitization industry conferences, Boris has conducted various securitization, litigation funding and life settlement seminars in the United States and abroad. Boris has been interviewed for the article "Attorneys Must Tread Carefully in Litigation Funding's Next Stage," published in Law360, and the articles "SRZ's Leading Litigation Finance Practice: Holistic Expertise for a Booming Asset Class" and "Life Settlements and Longevity Swaps: Opportunities for Investors, Individuals, Insurers and Pension Funds," both published in The Hedge Fund Journal. Most recently, his speaking engagements have included "Macro Trends in Litigation Finance: What Does 2021 Have in Store?" at the IMN Litigation Finance Virtual Series and "Litigation Funding: Market Roundtable," an SRZ Webinar.
Boris earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.A., with honors, from Oberlin College.