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Gilbert Sandler

Specialist, Capital Markets & Bonds


Authority in structured and securitized financing
Expert in capital markets access
Bond lawyer specializing in structuring and placements
Counsel to major financial institutions
Counsel to global design and construction practices

Career Highlights

Former SVP, Dir. Real Estate, Bear Stearns Companies
Former Law Secretary to US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Structured and executed $1B+ in project financing
Published author on financial, legal, and real estate topics

Counsel to builders, designers, and financial institutions, Gil is an expert in securitized and structured financing techniques for public and private projects.

Private Law Practice

Gil has complementary areas of expertise in public and private project financing, with significant experience in the bond structuring and placements arena. He routinely works with a diverse client base. For example, he counsels major financial institutions and multi-national design and construction practices on the full range of perspectives on real estate development, securities, and capital markets.

In private law practice, Gil worked for Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, an elite international law firm notable for its representation of the financial services industry. He also served as general counsel and corporate counsel for various companies under the Burns & Roe Group, an engineering, procurement, and construction firm with private and government clients worldwide.

Investment Banker & Real Estate Financing Expert

Post private law practice, Gil serves as a senior investment banker with several major bond firms. He manages several independent project finance and securities firms. This knowledge area builds on his earlier experiences as Director of the Real Estate Group at the Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. Subsequent to this position, Gil headed the Project Finance Group at Ehrlich Bober & Co., Inc., a New York-based national bond firm.

Public Law Service

Gil served as Law Secretary to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Hon. S.R. Waterman, C.J.) and as an officer of several ABA Committees, including the Committee on Federal Securities Regulations and the Section on Public Contract Law.

Non-traditional Capital Market Specialist

Gil developed several innovative taxable and tax-exempt financing structures for real estate and other non-traditional capital market borrowers. This work led to the structuring and executing of $1B+ in project financing transactions. His strong relationships with various bond funds and commercial banks is an asset.

Education & Certifications

Graduate Legal Studies, Columbia University School of Law, New York, NY
NASD licensed principal: Financial Operations, General and Municipal Securities

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