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Patrick D. Dolan focuses his practice on asset-backed and mortgage-backed securitizations, including those involving innovative structures. He represents underwriters, issuers, asset originators, liquidity banks, warehouse lenders and multi-seller commercial paper conduits, and has worked on several securitizations that have involved innovative structures. Mr. Dolan has worked on financings and securitizations of, among other asset types, PACE bonds (renewable energy loans), tax liens, structured settlements, peer-to-peer/marketplace loans, trade receivables, tobacco litigation legal fees, aircraft leases, subprime auto loans, life settlements and credit tenant leases (both domestic and cross border).

Mr. Dolan has an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named one of the New York Area’s Top Rated Lawyers by ALM, the nation’s largest publisher of legal media, in collaboration with Martindale-Hubbell. He is recommended by The Legal 500 for securitization and is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in securitization and structured finance. Mr. Dolan is the Chair of the Structured Finance Committee of the New York City Bar Association and the Committee has a blog, securitizationflash, which covers legal and regulatory issues related to the securitization industry.

Mr. Dolan and Dechert of counsel C. Van Leer Davis are editors of Securitizations: Legal and Regulatory Issues, a book on asset-backed and mortgage-backed securitizations published by American Lawyer Media, Inc. in October 2000, and this book is supplemented semi-annually with new chapters on the securitization of new asset types and securitizations in foreign countries. He has also been quoted in Reuters and The Wall Street Journal on securitization topics.

Mr. Dolan most recently presented on “Tax Lien Securitization: Opportunities and Risks” at the National Tax Lien Association’s 2011 Fall Symposium in New York, NY on October 20, 2011. He is also a regular lecturer at the Practising Law Institute’s New Developments in Securitization annual conferences from 1999-2011 (New York City). Lecture topics have included securitization of life settlements, structured settlements and aircraft leases as well as future flow (US dollar remittances) securitizations.


Swarthmore College, B.A., 1983, with High Honors
The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1987

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Mr. Dolan is the chair of the Structured Finance Committee and a member of the Financial Markets Transition Subcommittee of the New York City Bar Association and was a member of the committee that prepared the “Special Report on the Preparation of Substantive Consolidation Opinions,” which appeared in The Business Lawyer. He is also a member of the Structured Finance Industry Group’s Chinese Market Committee.