Michael J. Gamsky

Foster Pepper PLLC

Michael Gamsky is a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions and Business practices and focuses on structured finance and corporate securities/mergers and acquisitions. Mike is an experienced securitization/structured finance lawyer who has concentrated in representing sponsors and underwriters in mortgage-backed securitizations.

He has extensive experience in advising sponsors/servicers as to their obligations under securitization documents to trustees, investors and pool and certificate insurers relating to repurchase demands based on alleged breaches of loan level representations and warranties, requests for access to loan level data and disagreements relating to audit rights and repurchase demands.

This experience combined with the four month comprehensive review of the default management practices of a servicer client that he led has given Mike a unique perspective on issues arising during the loan origination process and servicing issues related to subprime and nonperforming mortgage loans.

His experience also includes whole loan purchases and sales, agency transactions, purchases and sales of servicing rights and other secondary market mortgage transactions.

Mike has experience in initial public offerings, follow-on public offerings and 1934 Act work on behalf of both issuers and underwriters. He has substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, institutional financing, venture financing, representation of start-up and emerging growth companies and general corporate counseling.

Mike was also recently singled out by the highly-regarded Chambers USA legal directory, which annually interviews firm clients. Chambers recognized Mike for conducting a large amount of work for banks, especially regarding loans and mortgage deals with one interviewee stating, “He is unfailingly thorough and prepared, and has great analytical and negotiating skills.”


  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School (cum laude), 1982
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin (magna cum laude), 1982
  • B.A., Lawrence University (magna cum laude), 1978

BAR ADMISSIONS : Washington, 2001


  • Foster Pepper PLLC
  • Heller Ehrman, Special Counsel and Shareholder, 2001-2008
  • Hopkins & Sutter (now Foley & Lardner) (Chicago, IL), Partner, 1998-2001
  • Hopkins & Sutter (now Foley & Lardner) (Chicago, IL), Partner, 1998-2001


  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • American Securitization Forum, Member
  • National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association, Member


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