Marshall C. Stoddard Jr. represents banks and other financial institutions in a variety of debt transactions in the United States and globally, including syndicated, club, and bilateral transactions. These transactions span across a large variety of economic sectors including technology, entertainment, government contracting, media, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, and others.
Marshall is recognized by Chambers USA where clients state that"his command of the law is fantastic, and he can fluidly bridge the gap between legal and business principles." Regarding his service to clients in the secured lending industry, he is also recognized by The Legal 500 USA.
In the finance arena, Marshall counsels on senior debt, corporate, acquisition financing, mezzanine financing, and syndications involving recapitalizations, refinancing, and commercial, asset-based, and cash-flow lending. In the restructurings and reorganizations areas, he represents senior creditors and syndicate groups, bond holders, and secured creditors in and out of bankruptcy. He also advises on exit financing, contested bankruptcy matters, plan formulation, strategic divestitures, recapitalizations, and other financial and legal restructures.
Working out of the firm’s New York and Los Angeles offices, he also handles international matters. He closes many US-UK crossborder deals involving acquisitions, and collateral perfection and priority issues as well as transactions with a nexus to many European and Asian countries, Australia, and the Americas.
An author and speaker, Marshall writes and publishes articles and frequently delivers presentations to business and legal organizations. He has written two treatises, Lender Liability and Advanced Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Marshall was a partner in an international law firm, where he chaired its banking and institutional finance practice in the United States.
Western New England College School of Law, J.D.
Hobart College, B.A.
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Lawyer of the Year, Banking and Finance Law, New York, The Best Lawyers in America (2020)
Highly Regarded – State, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2021)
Highly Regarded – State, IFLR1000 United States (2018–2020)
Ranked, Banking & Finance, USA, Chambers Global (2016–2020)
Ranked, Banking & Finance, California, Chambers USA (2011–2020)
Recommended, Finance - Commercial Lending, The Legal 500 US (2016–2018)
Ranked, The Best Lawyers in America (2013–2018)
Member, The Commercial Finance Association’s Executive Committee
Member, Commercial Finance Association’s Education Foundation, Founders Leadership Council
General Counsel, Commercial Finance Conference of California (1995–2009)
Former Chairman, Commercial Finance Association's Education Foundation (2005–2007)