Stephen M. Schauder focuses his practice on asset-backed securitizations and warehouse credit facilities. He has represented underwriters, issuers, lenders and borrowers across a variety of asset classes, including structured settlements, litigation advances, lottery receivables, personal annuities, timeshare loans, equipment leases and life settlements, among others. He also represents investors, lenders, hedge funds, private equity funds and finance companies in purchases and dispositions of portfolios of assets and financings secured by those portfolios. Mr. Schauder has been recognized by IFLR1000 as a “Rising Star” in the Capital Markets category, as well as by Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide to Rising Stars.


Acted as underwriters’ counsel on multiple securitizations of structured settlements, personal annuities and lottery receivables.

Represented lenders and borrowers in structured settlement warehouse facilities.

Acted as issuer’s counsel and underwriters’ counsel on multiple timeshare loan securitizations.

Represented lenders in timeshare loan warehouse facilities.


“Private Funds Market Trends Report,” SRZ Publication, June 2021

“Private Funds — Market Trends Report,” SRZ Publication, October 2020

“Private Funds — Market Trends Report,” SRZ Publication, May 13, 2020

“Receivable Financing: COVID-19 Related Issues,” SRZ Alert, March 31, 2020

“U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Discharge of Student Loan Debt,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, April/May 2010 (co-author)

Speaking Engagements

“Finance Strategies and Structures,” SRZ 30th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, January 2021


  • IFLR1000 – Rising Star (Capital Markets)
  • Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide to Rising Stars

Prior Experience

  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan