Stephen S Kudenholdt

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Practice Areas

Head of Structured Finance for Dentons US. His areas of practice include residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities and other asset-backed securities, primarily focusing on residential mortgage loan securitization and resecuritization transactions involving various classes of mortgage-backed securities. Steve has helped develop many transaction structures and formats that have become industry standards, including shifting interest subordination techniques. His recent transactional work includes representing both issuers and underwriters in the securitization of distressed assets by federal agencies, and also in the re-emerging private RMBS markets. He represents issuers, underwriters, loan sellers and other entities in public offerings and private placements. Steve is a frequent writer and public speaker on regulatory developments affecting securitizations.


Stephen was formerly with the law firm of Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP.

Professional Memberships

Structured Finance Industry Group: member, board of directors; member, Residential Mortgage Committee; member, LIBOR Task Force


"LIBOR—Hazards on the Road to Reform," The Journal of Structured Finance, Spring 2018



University of Michigan Law School, cum laude, JD; University of Illinois, BA