Truman's practice is focused in the areas of international asset financing, banking, structured finance and insolvency. He has represented lessees, lenders, developers, owners, underwriters and equity investors in infrastructure transactions. In addition, he has represented major banks, domestic and foreign corporations, investment banks, and domestic and foreign lenders in a broad spectrum of financial transactions.

Representative Client Work

  • Representing the Slovak Republic in an airport privatization
  • Representing a Colombian telephone company in debt restructuring
  • Representing credit enhancers in structured financings
  • Representing various start-up companies
  • Representing foreign banks in international financings
  • Representing a computer company in various corporate matters
  • Represented a manufacturer of oil recovery systems
  • Represented a French bank in an acquisition of a subsidiary from PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Represented a public company in a series of eleven acquisitions
  • Represented a public company in a hostile take-over
  • Represented a German bank in the acquisition of a U.S. broker-dealer
  • Represented a U.S. bank in an acquisition of a boutique investment bank
  • Represented a U.S. subsidiary of a Swiss fastener company
  • Represented a Swiss chocolate manufacturer
  • Represented a major underwriter of government securities
  • Represented US financial advisors in proposed financing of farm equipment in Ukraine
  • Represented major Swiss Bank in US securitization financings
  • Represented various banks in aircraft and rail financings
  • Represented Dutch utilities in financing of transmission facilities
  • Represented a Swedish turbine manufacturer

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • LL.B., Harvard Law School
  • B.A., Yale University

Community Engagement

  • Founding Member, Tri-Bar Opinion Committee
  • Assistant Editor, The Business Lawyer, 1999-2001
  • General Counsel, Berkeley Divinity School
  • Fellow, American Bar Association
  • Trustee, Church Club of New York
  • Board of Directors, Metropolitan Opera Club


  • French

Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2012-2022)
  • New York Super Lawyers (2007-2021)
  • The Legal 500 U.S. (2018)



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