Michael focuses on the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of a variety of credit products, including broadly syndicated corporate loans, asset-based loans, cash flow loans, trade and supply-chain finance, the purchase and sale of individual loans and loan portfolios, and the workout of troubled assets. His clients include money-center and regional banks, foreign banks, investment funds and finance companies.
- $80 million senior secured revolving credit facility to the US subsidiaries of a foreign apparel manufacturer.
- $45 million senior secured revolving credit facility to an importer and distributor of chemicals and its European subsidiaries.
- $15 million senior secured credit facility to a sponsor-backed graphics and communications company.
Senior Secured C&I
- $80 million term loan to the owner/operator of aircraft simulators.
- $60 million line of credit to a large retailer of electronic equipment.
- $42 million term loan to a sponsor-backed metal recycler.
- $25 million term loan and revolving credit facility to a leading manufacturer of specialized components for the auto industry.
Energy Efficiency and Green Energy
- $50 million committed line to purchase portfolios of on-bill pay energy efficiency loans made by a utility to commercial and governmental customers.
- $30 million senior secured term loan to an investment firm that builds, operates and manages energy and transportation projects that support decarbonization, to finance five renewable energy projects.
- $22.5 million senior secured revolving credit facility to a 501(c)(3) special purpose entity to fund its residential energy efficiency financing and renewable loan program.
- $7.5 million senior secured term loan to a financing vehicle, serviced by cash flows from a pool of unsecured home energy efficiency loans.
Social Impact Lending
- $11.75 million senior secured term loan and revolver to an operator of substance abuse treatment programs for low income individuals with opioid use disorders.
- $7 million senior secured revolver to support the acquisition by a financial sponsor of a provider of residential and educational services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- $3 million senior secured revolver to a sponsor-backed provider of home care services.
- Crain's New York Business Middle Market Roundtable: 2021, 2020, 2019.
- What is Bitcoin and How Do I take a Security Interest In It?, Windels Marx Financial Transactions Newsletter (June 27, 2016)
- Eight risks to manage when buying trade receivables, Trade Financing Matters (April 17, 2014)
- Supplier Networks and Factors - Not a Match made in Heaven, Trade Financing Matters (March 31, 2014)
- The New Face of Trade Finance: The Rise of Supply Chain Finance (SCF), Windels Marx Webinar (July 10, 2013)
- Ocean Fright: Financing Goods in Transit Covered by Sea Waybills, BNA Banking Report (October 23, 2012)
- When Importer Security Filing Rules Conflict With Accepted Trade Finance Practice, BNA Banking Report (December 20, 2011)
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
- American Bar Association (Member of the Business Law and International Law Sections)
- Herman Goldman Foundation (Director)
- Pelham Civic Association (Director)
- Village of Pelham, New York (Former Mayor)
- SuperLawyers New York Metro 2015 to 2021 - Banking
- SuperLawyers New York Metro 2014 - Banking, International and Securities & Corporate Finance
- For 2021, Super Lawyers Recognizes 18 Lawyers in New York Metro and Rising Stars Editions - Sep 30, 2021
- For 2020, Super Lawyers Recognizes 17 Lawyers in New York Metro and Rising Stars Editions - Oct 28, 2020
- Super Lawyers Recognizes 15 Windels Marx Lawyers on New York Metro, Rising Stars Lists - Sep 12, 2019
- New York Metro Edition of Super Lawyers Recognizes 14 Lawyers - Sep 13, 2018
- Super Lawyers New York Metro 2016 Roster Announced - Sep 21, 2016
- Michael Clain on "What is Bitcoin and How Do I Take a Security Interest In It?" - Jun 27, 2016
- Super Lawyers New York Metro 2015 Roster Announced - Sep 16, 2015
- New York Metro SuperLawyers Names 20 Windels Marx Lawyers to 2014 Edition - Sep 23, 2014
- Acquisition International Magazine Cites Firm's Role in Acquisition of Wine Producer - Sep 17, 2013
- Lending Team Closes Impressive Series of Deals in Q3 - Aug 30, 2012
- Michael Clain Contributes to ACG's "Private Capital Review" - Jan 11, 2012
- Michael Clain and James Pastore Serve as U.S. Counsel on Atrium Innovations' $325 million Credit Facility - Dec 28, 2011
- Michael Clain Represents Leading ABL Financial Institution in $14.9 million Credit Facility - Nearly $100 million in ABL Deals for Second Half of 2011 - Dec 28, 2011
- Michael Clain Quoted in NJBiz.com's "Executives Offer Tips at Gateway to International Trade Event" - May 10, 2011
- Michael Clain Moderates Panel at Bisnow's NYC Sustainable Development and ESG Investing - Sep 30, 2021
- COVID-19 - Upcoming Webinars on The Main Street Lending Program - May 20, 2020
- Windels Marx Hosts Healthcare Roundtable on May 16th - May 16, 2012
- Michael Clain and Kaylie Lotzof Spoke on Factoring the Web - Jan 19, 2012
- Michael Clain Sits Down with Crain's NY Business on Middle Market Insights - Aug 30, 2021
- Leaving LIBOR: June 21 Market Update - Jun 22, 2021
- Leaving LIBOR: June 1 Market Update - Jun 1, 2021
- New York City's C-PACE Program is About to Launch - Apr 6, 2021
- Leaving LIBOR: The March 5th Announcements - Mar 15, 2021
- COVID‐19 - The Main Street Lending Program: Looking Back and Looking Ahead - Jan 11, 2021
- COVID-19 - The Main Street Lending Program: Fed Announces December 14 Deadline for Submissions to Program - Nov 25, 2020
- COVID-19 - The Main Street Lending Program: Treasury Advises That Program Will Not Be Extended Past December 31 - Nov 20, 2020
- COVID-19 - The Main Street Lending Program: Federal Reserve Adjusts Program to Better Target Smaller Businesses - Nov 3, 2020
- COVID-19 - The Main Street Lending Program - July 31, 2020 Update - Jul 31, 2020
- COVID-19 - The Main Street Lending Program - July 20, 2020 Update - Jul 20, 2020
- COVID-19 - The Main Street Lending Program: Federal Reserve Proposes Expansion to Non-Profit Organizations - Jun 30, 2020
- COVID-19 – The Main Street Lending Program: Federal Reserve Board Revises Key Terms of Main Street Lending Program, Updates FAQs and Launches Lender Registration - Jun 17, 2020
- COVID-19 - The Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program Now Open for Lender Registration - Jun 15, 2020
- COVID-19 – The Main Street Lending Program: Federal Reserve Board Revises Key Terms of Main Street Lending Program - Jun 9, 2020
- COVID-19 – The Main Street Lending Program: New May 2020 Guidance and Forms from Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - Jun 2, 2020
- COVID-19 – The CARES Act: Federal Reserve Board Issues Additional Guidance on The Main Street Lending Program - May 6, 2020
- COVID-19 - The CARES Act: The Main Street Lending Program - Apr 16, 2020
- Michael Clain Discusses the Middle Market with Crain's New York Business - Feb 10, 2020
- Michael Clain Featured in Crain's NY Business "Middle Market Roundtable" - Mar 18, 2019
- Michael Clain Authors "Ocean Fright: Financing Goods In Transit Covered By Sea Waybills" for the BNA Banking Report - Oct 26, 2012
- Michael Clain Pens "When Importer Security Filing Rules Conflict With Accepted Trade Finance Practice" for the BNA Banking Report - Dec 28, 2011
- Financial Transactions
- Asset-Based Lending
- Corporate Finance & Syndicated Lending
- Cross-Border Transactions
- Middle Market Lending
- Trade Finance
- Workouts & Restructurings
- IP, Technology & e-Commerce
- Renewable Energy & Sustainability
- COVID-19 Response & Resources
- J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia University School of Law, 1981
- B.A., Binghamton University, 1978
- New York