Michael Steinberg


Michael focuses on various types of financing transactions, including leveraged acquisition financing, specialized finance structures (including derivative-linked and asset-backed), as well as unsecured and secured bank and private financings generally, with experience in asset classes such as motion pictures, energy, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and airlines.

Michael represents investment and debt funds, major corporations, banks, emerging businesses and financial sponsors.

Michael’s bank clients include Bank of America, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Jefferies Finance, Macquarie, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase.


Representative matters

Bank of America, as Administrative Agent and Lead Arranger, in connection with Bank of America arranging the acquisition financing for MedImpact Healthcare Systems’ acquisition of Rite Aid’s “Elixir” PBM business in a Section 363 asset sale as part of Rite Aid’s Ch. 11 cases in the District of New Jersey.

ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. on a $95 million secured term loan facility agented by Blue Torch Business Finance, LLC to refinance existing indebtedness and general corporate purposes.

Equity holders in Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC, as Lenders, on a $150 million subordinated seller credit facility to finance the acquisition of Kroll Bond Rating Agency LLC by Parthenon Capital Partners.

StoneWay Capital, as Borrower, on a debtor-in-possession term loan facility, to provide liquidity for working capital and other general corporate purposes, and to pay for restructuring costs.


  • Rising Star, IFLR1000, 2017



Attorney-at-Law, New York, 2003


B.A., University of British Columbia, 1998
LL.B., University of British Columbia, 2001
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.