Boris Ziser is a partner and co-head of the Structured Finance & Derivatives Group at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. With almost 25 years of experience across diverse asset classes, Boris focuses on asset-backed securitizations, warehouse facilities, secured financings and commercial paper conduits. His practice encompasses a variety of asset classes, including life settlements, equipment leases, structured settlements, lottery receivables, timeshare loans, litigation funding and cell towers, in addition to other esoteric asset classes such as intellectual property and other cash flow producing assets. He also represents investors, lenders, hedge funds, private equity funds and finance companies in purchases and dispositions of portfolios of assets and financings secured by those portfolios.
Recognized as a leading lawyer in the industry, Boris is ranked in Chambers USA and The Legal 500 US for his work in structured finance. He serves as outside general counsel to the Institutional Longevity Markets Association (ILMA) and he is a member of the Structured Finance Committee of the New York City Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Esoteric Assets Committee and Risk Retention Task Force of the Structured Finance Industry Group.
A frequent speaker at securitization industry conferences, Boris has conducted various securitization, litigation finance and life settlement seminars in the United States and abroad. His speaking engagements have included “Flash Briefings on Alternative & Emerging Asset Classes — Structured Settlements” at SFIG and IMN Vegas 2018 and “Investing in Litigation Finance” SRZ’s 27th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar. Boris earned his J.D. from the New York University School of Law and his B.A., with honors, from Oberlin College.