Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP is one of the leading law firms serving the financial services industry, regularly advising clients on award-winning corporate and transactional matters, as well as providing counsel on high-stakes regulatory, compliance, enforcement and investigative issues. Our integrated approach to practicing law allows us to seamlessly provide business-minded solutions to clients that invest or operate in a range of industries.
Investment Management Leaders
SRZ represents global investment banking institutions and investment advisory firms, private equity firms, hedge funds and mutual fund complexes that collectively run thousands of funds. From offices in the top two world financial capitals, we expertly guide clients through a wide range of investment funds, across every conceivable strategy. Our leading private equity and hedge funds practice advises clients on the full range of transactions, from the structuring and formation of funds to debt financing and recapitalizations, as well as on employment issues and the establishment of management compensation. SRZ's business-sensitive approach to fund launches and operational and compliance matters, along with our depth of experience and market knowledge, have made us the market leader in the alternative investment area.
Forefront of Finance
As a leader in the asset-based, special opportunity and distressed-lending communities, SRZ represents lenders and other financial institutions in debt financing transactions, including senior and junior secured facilities, asset-based lines of credit, subordinated debt and mezzanine facilities, leveraged acquisitions, specialty credits for investment funds and privately held companies, and multinational and multi-currency loans and syndications. We advise clients from the structuring of a proposed deal through the negotiation, documentation and administration of the credit facilities. We also regularly represent lenders in secured financing for middle-market companies.
Distressed Investing Specialty Within Business Reorganization
Serving a global client base from both sides of the Atlantic, SRZ offers clients innovative, effective ways to evaluate investments across many industries, assisting them in bankruptcy, restructuring and distressed investing. We represent secured creditors, unsecured creditors, debtor-in-possession lenders, acquirers, equity holders, plan sponsors and others in reorganizations and out-of-court workouts, and regularly advise on acquisitions and divestitures of troubled companies and their assets. Having participated in all types of litigation and transactional aspects of in-court and out-of-court restructurings, we bring a valued business perspective to the complex issues facing clients, helping them to achieve their investment objectives.
Structured Finance Strength
SRZ is widely recognized for its work on structured product and derivative transactions, the formation and representation of credit funds, and capital markets regulation. We have long understood the trend toward the integration of structured finance, derivatives and hedge funds, and by organizing our practices to work at the nexus of these areas of the investment management industry, we offer clients a deep understanding of the securities laws as well as the tax, employment, bank regulatory and bankruptcy aspects of structured products and the full spectrum of financial products and specialties that are routinely used by investment funds. We structure and negotiate a variety of innovative structured and securitized products, including structured notes, derivatives, total return swaps and other agreement types, and our attorneys act as deal counsel, manager's counsel and underwriter's counsel in cash flow collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), as well as synthetic collateralized bond obligation transactions. We also assist with public and private asset-backed securitizations, warehouse facilities, secured financings, commercial paper conduits and life settlements. Additionally, we provide regulatory and compliance advice for the buy-side related to trading agreements, including issues regarding the Dodd-Frank Act.
Regulatory and Litigation Expertise
SRZ's preeminent regulatory & compliance practice represents financial firms including investment banks, commercial banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, mutual funds, closed-end funds, business development companies and employee benefit plans. We provide comprehensive advice and counsel with regard to the increased demands brought on by the Dodd-Frank Act, rules of the U.K. Financial Services Authority and numerous international stock exchanges and other regulatory initiatives. The firm's litigators achieve significant victories on securities, fraud and complex business litigation before U.S. state and federal courts, self-regulating organizations and international forums. And from its key location in Washington, D.C., the firm's white collar and securities litigation attorneys represent prominent businesses and individuals in government enforcement matters from insider trading to cybersecurity, as well as high-stakes securities class actions.
Full Range of Practices
SRZ's full range of practice areas includes bank regulatory; bankruptcy & creditors' rights litigation; business reorganization; complex commercial litigation; cybersecurity; distressed debt & claims trading; distressed investing; education law; employment & employee benefits; energy; environmental; finance; financial institutions; individual client services; insurance; intellectual property, sourcing & technology; investment management; litigation; mergers & acquisitions; PIPEs; private equity; real estate; real estate capital markets & REITs; real estate litigation; regulatory & compliance; securities & capital markets; securities enforcement; securities litigation; securitization; shareholder activism; structured products & derivatives; tax; and white collar defense & government investigations.
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