Mr Boris Ziser > Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States
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Work Department

Structured Finance & Derivatives, Litigation Finance


Boris Ziser is co-head of the Structured Finance & Derivatives Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. With over 25 years of experience across diverse asset classes, Boris focuses on asset-backed securitizations, warehouse facilities, secured financings, commercial paper conduits and specialty finance. His practice encompasses a variety of asset classes, including life settlements, equipment leases, structured settlements, lottery receivables, timeshare loans, litigation funding, 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 USAChambers 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 Industry Group. A frequent speaker at securitization industry conferences, Boris has conducted various securitization, litigation funding and life settlement seminars in the United States and abroad. Most recently, Boris was 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. His speaking engagements have included “Flash Briefings on Alternative & Emerging Asset Classes — Structured Settlements” at SFIG and IMN Vegas 2018 and “Insurance Dedicated Funds and Related Strategies” and “Credit and Specialty Finance,” both at SRZ’s 28th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar.


New York City Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; Structured Finance Industry Group (Esoteric Assets Committee, Risk Retention Task Force).


New York University School of Law, J.D.; Oberlin College, B.A., with honors.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Structured finance: securitization

(Leading lawyers)

Boris Ziser  – Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP‘s team in New York is singled out by clients as ‘unusually dedicated to results both in terms of speed and meticulousness‘, with a particular strength in CLO transactions. The group has an enviable investment fund and alternative lender client base, and it is regularly called on to advise them in relation to distressed debt, structured finance and corporate debt investments. Esoteric securitizations are another area of expertise, including senior loans, revolving credit, warehouse facilities and commercial paper conduits. Craig Stein  assists issuers, underwriters, collateral managers and portfolio purchasers on a variety of CLOs and co-leads the department with Boris Ziser , whose esoteric securitization practice has gone from strength to strength. ‘Tireless and above all conscientious’, Phillip Azzollini  focuses on private CLO offerings and warehouse financing deals. Daniel Oshinsky  is known for liquidity facilities and structured credits.