On August 1, 2020, a team of six attorneys from Morrison & Foerster LLP’s finance department moved to Cole, Mink, & Fransella PLLC, a newly formed law firm that will focus primarily on debt trading and other financial transactions. The team includes Charles Cole, Jennifer Mink, and Mike Fransella, who join CMF as members. Chris Campbell joins CMF as of counsel, and Matt Van Der Weide and Rob Taylor join as associates.
CMF represents banks, broker-dealers, asset managers, and other financial market participants in connection with financial transactions, including par and distressed loan, securities, and claim trades, syndicated and bilateral lending, workouts and restructurings, and compliance. Located in the Washington, DC, metro area, the firm provides top-tier service, depth, experience, and market knowledge to some of the most sophisticated and demanding clients in the world – combining the depth and quality of a big firm with small-firm focus and flexibility.
The core members of the team have been working in finance and debt trading for more than two decades and have always been associated with large, full-service law firms, including, for the past 17 years, Morrison & Foerster. As the market for the team’s services has matured, the need to concentrate on efficiencies and substantive areas of law has grown. The move to CMF will allow the team to focus even more closely on finance and debt trading clients and will permit them to continue to provide the highest quality work in the most efficient manner in the future.
The new firm will maintain a strong and close relationship with MoFo and will seek to continue to work with the same MoFo attorneys in areas outside of financial transactions and debt trading that have traditionally supported the needs of their clients. The move to CMF will permit the team to manage their practice, allocate resources, and partner with their clients in new and exciting ways – allowing CMF to deliver greater quality and efficiencies.