Michael F. Collins

Associate

302.651.7502
302.498.7701 (fax)
mfcollins@rlf.com
Michael Collins represents banks and trust companies engaged in common law and statutory trust relationships in connection with commercial and business transactions, including securitizations, structured finance, investment funds, CDOs, leveraged leases, real estate financings and trust preferred securities transactions.
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  • Represents trustee clients in connection with leveraged leasing of passenger aircraft for several major airlines
  • Represents trustee clients in connection with leveraged leasing of rolling stock and transport vessels involved in commercial freight
  • Represents trustee clients in connection with sale-leaseback transactions involving commercial properties leased by a variety of retail chains and hoteliers
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Michael Collins represents banks and trust companies engaged in common law and statutory trust relationships in connection with commercial and business transactions, including securitizations, structured finance, investment funds, CDOs, leveraged leases, real estate financings and trust preferred securities transactions. He has been an associate in the firm’s Business Department since 2005.

Experience

  • Represents trustee clients in connection with leveraged leasing of passenger aircraft for several major airlines
  • Represents trustee clients in connection with leveraged leasing of rolling stock and transport vessels involved in commercial freight
  • Represents trustee clients in connection with sale-leaseback transactions involving commercial properties leased by a variety of retail chains and hoteliers
  • Represents trustee clients in connection with securitizations of commercial, real estate and consumer loans

Publications

  • "Trustees Should Expect Changes to Derivatives Markets Under Dodd-Frank Act," Delaware Banker, Spring 2011   View >

Leadership

  • American Bar Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association 
  • St. Patrick’s Center, St. Patrick’s Day Society Board

Education

  • J.D., with honors, University of Maryland School of Law, 2003
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Maryland, 1997

Admitted to Practice

  • Delaware, 2005
  • Illinois, 2003

Pro Bono Activities

  • Represents children in custody cases, Office of the Child Advocate, 2006 to present

Experience

  • Represents trustee clients in connection with leveraged leasing of passenger aircraft for several major airlines
  • Represents trustee clients in connection with leveraged leasing of rolling stock and transport vessels involved in commercial freight
  • Represents trustee clients in connection with sale-leaseback transactions involving commercial properties leased by a variety of retail chains and hoteliers
  • Represents trustee clients in connection with securitizations of commercial, real estate and consumer loans

Education

  • J.D., with honors, University of Maryland School of Law, 2003
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Maryland, 1997

Publications

  • "Trustees Should Expect Changes to Derivatives Markets Under Dodd-Frank Act," Delaware Banker, Spring 2011   View >

Leadership

  • American Bar Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association 
  • St. Patrick’s Center, St. Patrick’s Day Society Board