Nicholas J. Faleris

Special Counsel


Nicholas J. Faleris is a special counsel business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. His practice focuses on structured finance and asset-backed securitization. Nicholas has advised clients as both lender's counsel and as borrower’s counsel on matters relating to secured and unsecured revolving and term lending facilities of varying structure, including syndicated lending groups, multi-borrower groups, and guaranteed borrowings, as well as in connection with real estate mortgage loan and mezzanine loan financing. Additionally, he has advised clients as issuer's counsel, initial purchaser's counsel, underwriter's counsel and insurer's counsel on matters relating to public and private asset-backed securitizations involving various asset types, including insurance premium loans, auto floorplan credit lines, retail auto receivables, auto leases, pharmaceuticals and multi-use towers. Nicholas is a member of the firm’s Finance & Financial Institutions Practice and Sports and Energy Industry Teams.

In addition to his law practice, Nicholas has served as an associate scout for a Major League Baseball team and has written for various baseball publications. He previously served as the co-scouting director at Baseball Prospectus, co-authoring the Baseball Prospectus Futures Guide and contributing to the Baseball Prospectus Annual. His work focuses on amateur, minor league, and major league player evaluation, including through certain data analysis.

Prior to joining Foley, he was an associate with Sidley Austin LLP, practicing in the New York office.

Representative Transactions

Nicholas represented the Milwaukee Bucks President and Owner Herbert Kohl in the $550 million sale of the basketball franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens. One requirement of the deal was that the team be kept in Milwaukee, with the parties collectively pledging at least $200 million toward the development of a new arena.


  • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 2006)
    • Member ad published author, Journal for International Law and Business
    • Member of the Small Business Opportunity Center
  • University of Notre Dame (B.S.)


  • New York
  • Wisconsin