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Craig Stein

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Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

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Structured Finance & Derivatives, Regulatory & Compliance, Trading Agreements


Craig Stein is co-head of the Structured Finance & Derivatives Group. His practice focuses on swaps and other derivative products, including credit- and fund-linked derivatives, prime brokerage and customer trading agreements, and structured finance and asset-backed transactions. He represents issuers, underwriters, collateral managers and portfolio purchasers in public and private structured financings, including collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). In addition to The Legal 500 United States, Craig has been recognized in this area by the prestigious legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Craig is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Loan Syndications and Trading Association, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association and the Structured Finance Industry Group. He is a much sought-after speaker for hedge fund industry conferences and webinars and the author of numerous articles on advanced financial products. He recently co-authored “Current Issues in the CLO Market: As of February 2017” for The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Securitisation 2017 and “U.S. Regulators Adopt Final Rule on Margin Requirements for Non-Cleared Swaps” in The Hedge Fund Journal.


Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP since 2001, Associate, 1995-2001, Co-Head, Structured Finance & Derivatives Group; Rogers & Wells, Associate, 1992-95.


American Bar Association; International Swaps and Derivatives Association; Loan Syndications and Trading Association; New York City Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; Structured Finance Industry Group.


University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude; Colgate University, B.A., cum laude.

United States: Finance

Structured finance

Within: Structured finance

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP has a very active securitization practice, which focuses on ABS and CDO matters, and is also involved in the RMBS and CMBS markets. In an example of the group’s CLO work, Daniel Oshinsky acted for affiliates of Fortress Investment Group in the structuring and negotiation of a $425.4m CLO transaction secured by US syndicated commercial loans. Paul Watterson was manager’s counsel to Steele Creek Investment Management during a $360m CLO, and also advised a private fund established by the manager for the purpose of investing in the subordinated notes issued by the CLO. Craig Stein jointly heads the structured finance and derivatives group and handles transactional and regulatory aspects of swaps and derivative products. The team handled a range of derivative-related regulatory matters for hedge funds and other investment groups in 2016. Clients also include Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, Blackstone Real Estate Income Advisors and Barclays Capital.

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