Charles M. Cole

Charles M. Cole


Washington D.C., (202) 887-1502


Lehigh University (B.S., 1985)
American University Washington College of Law (J.D., 1993)

Bar Admissions

New York
District of Columbia

Charlie has over 25 years of experience representing clients engaged in financial transactions, including loans, restructurings, and secondary market trading of commercial loans and other debt assets.

Charlie and Morrison & Foerster’s debt trading team are among the best known in the industry. Together, they represent many of the largest players in the marketplace, including numerous investment banks, commercial banks, hedge funds, and asset managers, as well as collateralized loan obligation vehicles (CLOs) and collateralized debt obligation vehicles (CDOs). Although the majority of Charlie’s trading work involves loans owed by U.S.-based corporations, he also represents clients in connection with trades of loans and claims owed by European, Latin American, Asian, and other foreign obligors.

His U.S. and cross-border lending experience covers complex and specialized syndicated and bilateral credit facilities, relating to acquisition finance, letter of credit facilities, subscription line finance, securitization finance, receivables finance, equipment leasing, vendor finance, and project finance transactions.

Mr. Cole is recommended as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers in America 2013 and 2014.

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