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Elwood F. Collins - New York, NY

335 Madison Avenue9th Floor New York, NY 10017

Updated: 04/08/2024

New York Real Estate Lawyer

Overview

Meet Woody Collins

I am a transactional lawyer and a problem solver, adept at using my broad knowledge and expertise to resolve complex situations and transactions. I have extensive experience in the areas of commercial real estate, mortgage finance, asset-based lending, structured finance and securitization.

I began my career as a commercial real estate lawyer representing shopping center and office building developers and major tenants...

Meet Woody Collins

I am a transactional lawyer and a problem solver, adept at using my broad knowledge and expertise to resolve complex situations and transactions. I have extensive experience in the areas of commercial real estate, mortgage finance, asset-based lending, structured finance and securitization.

I began my career as a commercial real estate lawyer representing shopping center and office building developers and major tenants. Over time, my practice expanded into mortgage finance, asset-based lending, structured finance and securitization. I have represented landlords and tenants, borrowers and lenders, purchasers and sellers of real property and other types of assets, and issuers and underwriters. I represented the original XFL Football League in the negotiation of all its stadium agreements. In 1993, I handled the first ever securitization of real estate tax liens, and for more than two decades I acted as counsel to the underwriters in the New York City Tax Lien Securitization Program.

I spent more than 40 years in private practice with five major law firms, and was a partner at four of those firms. I was the managing partner of the New York office of an AmLaw 100 firm for more than a decade. Most recently, I served as General Counsel of a privately held holding company, whose principal subsidiary was a major originator and servicer of single-family mortgage loans. A significant portion of my time involved the sale of the holding company to a public mortgage REIT.

I've been a rabid rock music fan for decades. I currently host a weekly two hour music program called Trawling the Decades, on WCWP Radio, the public radio station of LIU/Post.

About Elwood F. Collins

Languages

  • English

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • General Corporate
  • Finance/Structured Finance

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1972
  • Florida, 1979

Other Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar, 1979 - Present (Member)

Past Positions

  • Shellpoint Partners, General Counsel, 2017 - 2018
  • K & L Gates, Partner, 1999 - 2017

Education

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York, 1971
    J.D.
  • Fordham College, Bronx, New York, 1968
    B.A.
    Major: English

Office Information

Address

335 Madison Avenue9th Floor New York, NY 10017

Fax

  • 212-913-9642

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