Michael F. Collins

Senior Attorney

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.

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

  • St. Thomas More Society, Executive Committee
  • St. Patrick’s Center, St. Patrick’s Day Society Fundraising Committee

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
  • New York, 2017

Practices

  • Corporate Trust and Agency Services

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

  • St. Thomas More Society, Executive Committee
  • St. Patrick’s Center, St. Patrick’s Day Society Fundraising Committee