Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C. has hired Howard Mulligan as of counsel in the corporate department.

At Kleinberg Kaplan, Mulligan will work collaboratively with attorneys across the firm’s hedge fund, bankruptcy, and real estate practices to offer counsel on structured finance and restructuring to private investment funds, financial institutions and privately held companies.

Corporate and securities attorney Mulligan focuses on structured finance and business restructurings. He previously worked at the New York offices of law firms McDermott Will & Emery, Dewey Ballantine, and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.

Mulligan has 17 years of experience in the areas of structured finance, securitization, derivatives and mergers and acquisitions involving structured products, workouts and restructurings, and entertainment law.

On the structured finance side, the new hire has represented sponsors, issuers and underwriters such as first-time originators of new assets. He worked on a wide range of issuances of structured and synthetic products. His transactional work has included structured products, derivatives, M&A transactions involving servicers and originators, as well as the purchase and sale of varied structured portfolios.

Within the field of business restructuring, he has represented borrowers, lenders, creditors, debtors and creditors’committees on 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 reorganizations of securitization trusts.

“Howard’s practice complements the firm’s current capabilities in the areas of hedge funds, real estate and bankruptcy,” said Eric 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.”

“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,” Mulligan said. “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.”


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