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Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Sylvie A. Durham

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Greenberg Traurig LLP

Work Department

Corporate & Securities


Ms. Durham has experience on both the legal and business sides of derivatives, private funds, complex financing transactions, and structured products. Since 2006, she has been heavily involved in the development and structuring of over $20 billion in financing transactions between private funds and financial institutions utilizing a variety of legal structures such as VFN programs and fund-linked derivatives. She is specialized in legal risk mitigation techniques for complex financial instruments and trading operations. She has extensive experience with derivatives, commodities, structured transactions, structured products, and Dodd-Frank regulatory issues relating to these areas. She also frequently advises private funds and asset managers on fund formation and regulatory investment management issues.


Admitted to practice in District of Columbia and New York


English; French.


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law B.S., magna cum laude, Finance, Georgetown University

United States: Finance

Structured finance

Within: Structured finance

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has ‘excellent capabilities’ specifically in swaps and derivative transactions. ‘Providing creative solutions to meet clients’ needs’, Sylvie Durham acted for Jarden Corporation concerning derivatives hedging of new stock acquired in the sale of Jarden Corporation to Newell Corporation. Durham also advises Effex Capital on its registration as a swap dealer for cross-border FX derivative products. Mark Michigan, who specializes in securitized financing transactions, has handled deals involving assets such as credit card receivables, timeshare loans and trade receivables in 2016. Todd Miller, who splits his time between Orlando and Tampa, is another key member of the practice.Other notable clients include National Bank of Australia, Platform Specialty Products Corporation, CIBC and Banca Intesa.

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