Steven T. Kolyer is a partner of Clifford Chance US at the firm's New York City office. Mr. Kolyer has extensive experience in structured financings and other credit transactions through the securities and finance markets and in investment fund formations and investments. Over the years Mr. Kolyer's experience has been highlighted by transactions involving innovation and structured solutions in the capital markets. In this regard, he played a lead role in the development of a number of securitization products dating back to the origins of that market, in the U.S. and off-shore, including first-time structures with real estate loan and other financial assets in various types of actively-managed fund and specialty finance products. He has headed the Firm's U.S. Structured Capital Markets Group and is recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers, Legal 500 and NY Super Lawyers.