Michael S. Gambro - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
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Michael S. Gambro

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 212-504-6825

Michael Gambro is Co-Chairman of Cadwalader's Capital Markets Department. He is a corporate and securities lawyer who advises corporations, financial institutions and funds in acquisitions, financings and securitizations of financial assets, including commercial and residential mortgage loans,  trade receivables, royalty payments, automobile loans, franchise receivables and insurance policy-backed loans.

Mr. Gambro has represented some of the largest companies in the world in many noteworthy transactions, including acting as lead counsel in the largest single-borrower commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) transaction ever, and other groundbreaking or one-of-a-kind structured finance transactions recognized as deals of the year by Institutional Investor and Investment Dealer's Digest.

Most recently, Mr. Gambro was lead attorney on two major deals that have helped revive the CMBS market: the Developers Diversified Realty CMBS deal, the first CMBS deal eligible for financing under the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility, and the Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust securitization.

Mr. Gambro received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his B.S. from Tufts University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


Client Comments

"Michael Gambro has a tremendous breadth of experience and knowledge in structured finance. What sets him apart from his brethren is his acute business sense. I rate him the highest in his field."

"Michael Gambro outclasses his competition. He positions his clients to win now and in the future. He is worth every penny."

"Michael is the dean of securitization attorneys. No one in the field has broader experience and the decades of innovation that he has."

-Steve Rudner
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"Mike Gambro has strong expertise in commercial mortgage securitization and also general securities laws. He is also very commercially reasonable and gives advice that is very business-oriented."

"Mike Gambro is the dean of securitization lawyers. He is an innovator and has great judgment."

Office Location

200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281
United States

Practice Areas

Securitization and Structured Finance Law (Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Lending, Residential and Commercial Mortgages, Structured Products, Transactions)

Other Information

Gender: Male