Solowsky’s practice focuses primarily on corporate trustees and other financial intermediaries, with extensive experience representing issuers, underwriters, and borrowers. He helped develop many of the standards used by the trust and agency market today, and his agency experience covers the full range of corporate trust and agency services. Prior to joining Reed Smith, Solowsky served as managing director and managing counsel at Bank of New York Mellon, where he advised the bank on corporate trust matters and global operations.
In previous roles, Solowsky served as lead lawyer on some of the highest-profile credit crisis workouts. He has also acted as counsel on a broad range of transactions, insolvencies, and litigation matters, for both US domestic and international deals. His past assignments include advising trustees and agents on assorted transactions, including SEC-registered offers, project finance, investment grade, high yield and catastrophe bonds, CDOs and escrow arrangements; advising receivers, trustees and agents on defaulted structured investment vehicles, CDOs, credit facilities and mortgage-backed securities; and advising foreign hedge funds on US offering restrictions and compliance by fund managers.