Michael Mullins is a partner in Winston & Strawn’s corporate department and has a broad-ranging corporate finance practice, focusing primarily on commercial financings, debt capital markets, and structured products.
Mr. Mullins represents finance companies, banks, and investment funds in connection with a wide range of financing transactions, including secured and unsecured syndicated credit facilities, leveraged buyouts, and recapitalization transactions. He also regularly represents issuers, investment banks, collateral managers, investment funds, and institutional investors in structured finance and debt transactions at all levels of the capital structure, with particular emphasis in transactions involving alternative asset managers, captive finance companies, hedge funds, private equity funds, and loan funds. In addition, he has extensive experience in the securitization of a broad range of financial assets, including commercial loans, automobile and motorcycle loans, dealer floorplan receivables, trade receivables, timeshare receivables, credit cards, equipment loans and leases, and insurance commissions, in both the conduit and term markets.
Mr. Mullins’ practice includes the representation of asset managers, institutional investors, and issuers in structuring, formation, and ongoing compliance issues regarding onshore and offshore investment funds, collateralized debt obligations, and other structured products.
Mr. Mullins received a B.S. in Accounting, magna cum laude, in 1994 from Marquette University and a J.D., with honors, in 1997 from the DePaul University College of Law, where he was an editor of the DePaul Law Review.
Mr. Mullins is a member of the Board of Directors for The Gateway for Cancer Research, a nonprofit organization providing funds for early-stage clinical cancer research.
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Mr. Mullins has participated as a speaker on loan and securitization topics and collateralized debt obligations for various trade organizations and firm-sponsored events including:
- Speaker, “Middle Market CLOs, ” IMN 3rd Annual Investors’ Conference on CLOs and Leveraged Loans, April 22, 2014, New York.
Mr. Mullins is a co-author of “The Rebirth of the Securitization Market,” which was published in August 2009 by The Deal, and “Risk Retention: Throwing the Baby Out with the Bath Water,” which was published in June 2010 by the Law Journal Newsletters’ Equipment Leasing Newsletter.