Ariel Kronman is a partner in Weil's Structured Finance and Derivatives practice and is based in New York. Ariel has worked at a number of premier law firms, investment banks and hedge funds on Wall Street and in Asia, including as head of legal coverage of the CLO/CDO desk at Bank of America. Prior to rejoining Weil in 2008, Ariel was a managing director in the legal department at Bear Stearns, where he was involved in setting up a new structured credit platform for its asset management division. Ariel’s practice focuses on CLOs and securitizations of various asset classes, including equipment, aircraft, leases and structured settlements, as well as on derivatives. His extensive derivatives experience includes credit derivatives, FX and interest rate swaps, forwards and options, total return swaps and equity derivatives, both in commercial and structured finance contexts.
Ariel is recognized as a “Highly Regarded” lawyer for Derivatives, Structured Finance and Securitization in the U.S. by IFLR1000. He was also named a “Rising Star” for Derivatives, Structured Finance and Securitization by IFLR1000 from 2014-2016.
Ariel received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1993 and his B.A. from Columbia University in 1990.