Co-Chair of Winston & Strawn’s Finance Practice and Co-Chair of the Fund Finance Practice, Michael Mullins has a broad-ranging corporate finance practice, focusing primarily on commercial financings, fund finance, CLOs, warehouse/leverage facilities, and structured products. He represents finance companies, asset managers, banks, and investment funds in connection with a wide range of financing transactions. Michael 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.
His 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 loan obligations, and other structured products.
Honors and Awards
- The Best Lawyers in America — Banking and Finance Law (2020)
- The Legal 500, Structured Finance: Securitization—USA (2018)
Michael is Co-Chair of Winston's Finance Practice, Co-Chair of the Fund Finance Practice, and a member of the Associate Evaluation Committee. He previously served as a member of the firm's Hiring Committee.
Michael received a B.S., magna cum laude, in Accounting from Marquette University in 1994 and a J.D., with honors, from the DePaul University College of Law in 1997, where he was an editor of the DePaul Law Review.
- Perella Weinberg Partners Sale of Northpoint Commercial Finance
- American Capital CLO Management, LLC Sale to Marble Point Credit Management LLC
- Angelo, Gordon & Co. Loan Backed Leverage Facility
- American Capital Senior Floating Ltd. $140 million Loan Backed Leverage Facility
- Angelo Gordon & Co. $200 million Loan Backed Leverage Facilities
Michael frequently participates as a speaker on loan and capital markets topics for various trade organizations and firm-sponsored events.
- “Financing the Middle Market: Growth and Evolution,” The Journal of Structured Finance, Fall 2019
- “Risk Retention: Throwing the Baby Out with the Bath Water,” Law Journal Equipment Leasing Newsletter, June 2010
- “The Rebirth of the Securitization Market,” The Deal, August 2009
Article 01/15/20Jeffrey Stern Serves as Guest Editor for The Journal of Structured Finance
Article 11/27/19Partners Michael Mullins and Russell Casper Author “Financing the Middle Market: Growth and Evolution” for The Journal of Structured Finance
Accolade 08/21/19Winston Ranked a Top Manager Counsel for U.S. CLOs by Asset-Backed Alert
Accolade 08/15/19Winston & Strawn Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020
Accolade 05/30/19Winston & Strawn Recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. 2019
Accolade 05/30/18Winston & Strawn Recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. 2018
Speaking Engagement 12/05/16Michael Mullins Speaks at Opal CLO Summit 2016
Accolade 06/15/16Winston & Strawn Recognized in The Legal 500 U.S., 2016 Edition
Speaking Engagement 05/17/16Michael Mullins and Jeffrey Stern Speak at IMN’s 5th Annual Investors’ Conference
Sponsorship 05/02/16 - 05/04/16Winston Sponsors ACG InterGrowth 2016
Media Mention 04/29/16Michael Mullins Discusses the CLO Mid-Market with Structured Credit Investor
Seminar 06/10/15Winston & Strawn Loan and CLO Market Update
Accolade 06/03/15Winston & Strawn Recognized in The Legal 500, U.S. 2015 Edition
Speaking Engagement 04/22/14 - 04/23/14Winston Sponsors Information Management Network’s Investors’ Conference
Briefing 03/26/14Basic Steps to FATCA Compliance by CLOs
Speaking Engagement 04/10/13Winston & Strawn Corporate Partners Speak at Conference on CLOS & Leveraged Loans
Briefing 09/21/12Recent CFTC Rule Changes – Impact on CLO Managers
Accolade 06/01/11Winston & Strawn Recognized in The Legal 500, U.S. 2011 Edition