Howard M. Goldwasser - Kaye Scholer LLP

Howard M. Goldwasser

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 212-836-7330

Mr. Goldwasser is a partner in the New York office. He has a broad-ranging transactional finance and debt capital markets practice that, since the 1990s, has centered on structured finance and the securitization of a wide array of both traditional and non-traditional asset classes, including credit card receivables, auto loan receivables, trade receivables, airline ticket receivables, "future flows" and drug royalty receivables; cash and synthetic CDOs and CLOs; other corporate debt repackagings; covered bonds; credit derivatives; and structured-credit products.

Mr. Goldwasser is recognized as one of a handful of U.S. lawyers to have pioneered the introduction of covered bonds to the U.S. capital markets and to have led the representation of a lead arranger or an issuer in the implementation of a covered bond program for a U.S. issuer. He has also advised on the structuring of covered bond programs for issuers based in Canada and Latin America.

Mr. Goldwasser has also represented banks and non-bank lenders in a variety of syndicated and bilateral financings, including project financings (construction and term phase), senior secured term loan financings, receivables and asset-based financings, and LBO financings.His clients have included, and include, many of the world's leading investment banks, commercial banks, non-bank lenders, hedge funds; and investment managers. Mr. Goldwasser is a member of the American Securitization Forum and a member of the steering committee of the U.S. Covered Bonds Council administered by SIFMA. The U.S. Covered Bond Council is a SIFMA – sponsored forum, the mission of which is to promote the development of a U.S. covered-bond market as a complementary and additional funding source for financial assets. The council works to develop market policies and practices, and represents the industry’s interest through constructive dialogue with legislative, regulatory, and other policymaking bodies. Mr. Goldwasser earned first tier ranks for Securitization and Structured Finance Law in US News Best Lawyers List 2011.

New York UniversityBA Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.

Client Comments

"I consider Howard Goldwasser, with whom I have worked for many years, to be one of the top finance lawyers in the nation. He is extremely knowledgeable, creative, and responsive. I am delighted with his work."

Office Location

250 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019-9710
United States

Practice Areas

Securitization and Structured Finance Law