NEW YORK– LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Stroock & Stroock & Lavan L…

NEW YORK– LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a national law firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, announced today that three partners from Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP have joined Stroock. Boris Ziser is joining Stroock’s Structured Finance Practice Group and Albert J. Pinzón and Thomas R. Weinberger are joining Stroock’s Insurance Practice Group.

“Their in-depth knowledge of insurance and structured finance will further enhance Stroock’s core practices and improve our ability to provide our clients with advice to achieve their business goals in today’s complex economic, legal and regulatory environment,” said Stuart H. Coleman, Stroock’s co-managing partner.

Boris Ziser, (38), has over 10 years of experience across diverse asset classes. He focuses on public and private mortgage-backed and asset-backed securitizations, warehouse facilities, commercial paper conduits and related transactions. Mr. Ziser’s practice encompasses commercial mortgage-backed transactions, as well as a variety of asset classes such as equipment leases, auto loans and franchise loans, in addition to esoteric asset classes such as timeshare loans, life settlements, life insurance premium finance and intellectual property. He counsels issuers, investors, lenders, borrowers, underwriters and placement agents on a variety of matters. He is a member of The Structured Finance Committee of the New York City Bar.

Albert J. Pinzón, (44), has over 15 years of experience in corporate and securities law, structured finance and insurance regulatory matters, with a particular focus on cross-border transactions, insurance-linked securities and corporate restructurings. He has represented both acquirers and sellers in a wide range of mergers and acquisitions and has represented underwriters and issuers in a variety of public and private securities offerings. Mr. Pinzón regularly develops and structures complex finance solutions for financial institutions that bridge traditional finance with structured finance. He represents finance companies, hedge funds, insurance companies, private and institutional investors, and other financial institutions in all aspects of capital markets, cross-border financing, asset-based lending, structured and trade finance, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions.

Thomas R. Weinberger, (38), focuses his practice on insurance and risk-linked securities, life insurance finance and related capital markets transactions, including Regulation XXX and AXXX reserve funding transactions, life settlements, premium finance and alternative risk transfer and securitization transactions. Mr. Weinberger also has extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions and securities law, as well as cross-border transactions, public and private offerings, joint ventures and strategic alliances. He represents insurers, reinsurers and investment banks, as well as both buyers and sellers in major transactions. Additionally, Mr. Weinberger works with private investment partnerships on matters involving fund formation and portfolio company transactions.

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a law firm providing transactional and litigation guidance to leading multinational corporations, investment banks and venture capital firms in the U.S. and abroad. Stroock’s emphasis on client service and innovation has made it one of the nation’s leading law firms for 130 years. Stroock’s practice areas include: capital markets/securities, commercial finance, mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity/venture capital, private funds, derivatives and commodities, employment law and benefits, energy and project finance, entertainment, financial restructuring, financial services litigation, insurance, intellectual property, investment management, litigation, personal client services, real estate, structured finance and tax. For more information, please visit Stroock’s website at

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