Daily News: January 4, 2019

Sidley Hires CLO Authority Kolyer as Partner in New York


Sidley Austin hired Steven Kolyer as a partner in its Global Finance practice in New York.

Formerly a partner with Clifford Chance, Kolyer has a leading practice in securitizations, with a particular emphasis in collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). His CLO practice includes both corporate loan CLOs and commercial real estate CLOs (CRE CLOs).

Kolyer has extensive experience representing issuers, managers and arrangers in corporate loan CLOs and in CRE CLOs, as well as in establishing debt investment funds and related financings. His experience includes conventional securities offerings, commercial lending transactions, and private fund structurings and formations, as well as credit-linked and other derivative transactions.

“Steve is a leading practitioner in important parts of the securitization market in which we have a longstanding presence,” said Sam Gandhi, managing partner of Sidley’s New York office. “We welcome him to the firm as an important addition to our resources in corporate loan CLOs, CRE CLOs and securitization in general.”