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Michael Pettingill, counsel in the Real Estate practice, advises clients in a wide range of lending and structured finance transactions with concentrations in commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) and collateralized loan obligation (CLO) transactions.

He represents financial institutions and borrowers in commercial mortgage, mezzanine and asset-based lending transactions, and has extensive experience representing special servicers on CMBS and CRE CLO transactions, loan modifications and workouts.  Michael has represented CLO managers and issuers on cash and synthetic CLO transactions and warehouse facilities since 2001, and has structured and closed multiple first-of-its-kind CLOs. Michael has also represented financial institutions on credit default swaps, credit-linked note programs and receivables financing transactions.

Michael recently spent over four years as General Counsel of Silvermine Capital Management.