Patrick Dolan

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3399
New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3399
Patrick Dolan

Patrick Dolan


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Patrick D. Dolan focuses his practice on asset-backed and mortgage-backed securitizations, including those involving innovative structures. Patrick has more than 30 years of experience representing warehouse lenders, issuers, underwriters, investors, multi-seller commercial paper conduits and a national rating agency. Patrick is also the host of the Securitization Insight podcast, Securitization Insight

Patrick has worked on financings and securitizations of various asset types, including residential and commercial PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) bonds, NYC taxi medallion loans, tax liens, structured settlements, peer-to-peer/marketplace loans, trade receivables, aircraft (and aircraft engine) leases, subprime auto loans, life insurance, credit tenant leases, whole businesses, utility stranded costs, healthcare receivables, residential mortgage loans, container leases, dealer floorplan loans, covered bonds, student loans, agriculture loans and supply chain finance.

Patrick was the chair from 2015-2018 of the New York City Bar Association's Structured Finance Committee, which covers legal and regulatory issues related to the securitization industry, including on its securitizationflash blog. Patrick is also the editor of two books about securitization: "Securitizations: Legal and Regulatory Issues" published by Law Journal Press and "Structured Finance & Securitization — Getting the Deal Through" published by Law Business Research.

Patrick was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Structured Finance Association, the leading trade organization for the securitization industry.

Professional experience

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JD, The University of Chicago Law School, 1987
BA, high honors, Swarthmore College, 1983

  • New York State Bar
  • Represented the lender in connection with the first NYC C-PACE financing.
  • Represented CleanFund, the lender, in the C-PACE solar financing of Wildflower Farms, a 140-acre, modern, nature-inspired luxury retreat in the Hudson Valley operated by Auberge Resorts Collection.
  • Represented the underwriter in connection with the private placement of residential mortgage-backed securities by a securitization vehicle. The securities are backed by a portfolio of near-prime, uninsured, residential mortgages and are comprised of A, B and Z tranches that aggregate US$500 million. This transaction was awarded 2019 Canadian Capital Markets Deal of the Year by International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and has been shortlisted as the Capital Markets Deal of the Year 2019 at the Canadian Law Awards.
  • Representing a national rating agency in connection with a securitization of solar finance assets.
  • Representing an underwriter in connection with a securitization of residential mortgage loans.
  • Representing an issuer in connection with a $350 million rated securitization of aircraft engine leases.
  • Representing an investor in the Class E Notes of a $586 million rated aircraft lease securitization.
  • Represented a lender in connection with a securitization warehouse facility for marketplace loans.
  • Represented an issuer in connection with a rated securitization of PACE (property assessed clean energy) bonds.
  • Represented the lead investor in a $900 million whole business rated term securitization by Coinstar.
  • Served as servicer's and issuer's co-counsel for $165 million rated term securitization of property tax liens.
  • Served as lender's counsel in connection with several securitization warehouse facilities for PACE bonds.
  • Represented a lender in connection with a securitization warehouse facility for solar loans.
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Securitization and Structured Finance Law, Best Lawyers, 2024
  • Legal 500 US, Recommended Lawyer, Structured Finance - Securitization, The Legal 500, 2021-2023
  • New York Top Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Securitization and Structured Finance, Best Lawyers, 2013 - 2023
  • AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • IFLR (International Financial Law Review) 1000 Notable Practitioner (2019 - 2021):  Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitization




  • Speaker, "Global ABS and Structured Finance Summit 2021," Webinar, Opal Group, January 27-28, 2021
  • Speaker, Alternative Finance Summit 2019, "Marketplace Lending, Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding," New York, New York, August 5, 2019
  • Speaker, "Global Perspectives: Global benchmark reform - the transition to risk free rates," Webinar, May 9, 2019
  • Speaker, Alternative Finance Summit 2018, "Marketplace Lending, Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding," New York, New York, October 5, 2018
  • Speaker, "The 6th Annual Green Investing Conference," New York, New York, April 18, 2018
  • Moderator, "Outlook for PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Loans in Europe," Global ABS, Barcelona, Spain, June 6, 2017
  • Speaker, "Current Issues in the Financing and Securitization of PACE Assets Webinar," Webinar, August 3, 2016
  • Moderator, "Current Issues in Securitization," New York City Bar Association event, New York, New York, July 2016
  • Speaker, "PACE Financing," ABS Vegas 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 1, 2016
  • Moderator, "Current Issues in Securitization," New York City Bar Association event, New York, New York, April 14, 2015
  • Speaker, "PACE Financing," ABS Vegas 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 9, 2015
  • Speaker, "Securitization of Solar Assets in the US Market – a New Emerging Asset," TSI Congress 2014, Berlin, Germany, October 1, 2014
  • Member, Structured Finance Association's Editorial Review Committee, 2021 - Present
  • Committee Co-Chair, Structured Finance Association's Esoteric Committee, 2020 – Present
  • Former chair, Structured Finance Committee of the New York City Bar Association, 2015 - 2018
  • Member, Structured Finance Association LIBOR Task Force Committee