Marshall C. Stoddard Jr. counsels clients on their transactions and serves as their corporate adviser. Leader of the firm’s transactional finance practice, he focuses on commercial, banking, and bankruptcy law, spanning across economic sectors including technology, entertainment, government contracting, media, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, 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 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.
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 bank 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
Highly Regarded – State, IFLR1000 United States (2018)
Ranked, Banking & Finance, Nationwide, Chambers Global (2018)
Ranked, Banking & Finance, California, Chambers USA (2018)
Recommended, Finance - Commercial Lending, The Legal 500 US (2016-2018)
Ranked, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers (2016–2017)
Ranked, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2011–2017)
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
Former Campaign Co-Chairperson, Commercial Finance Association’s Education Foundation (2014)
Former Chairman, Commercial Finance Association's Education Foundation (2005–2007)