Thomas Plank

Of Counsel

Tom Plank, who is the Joel A. Katz Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, has served as a bankruptcy structuring and Uniform Commercial Code specialist for mortgage backed and asset backed securities since 1987. Beginning in 2001, he has worked with the lawyers in the Morgan Lewis structured finance practice providing advice on bankruptcy law, commercial law, and real estate issues in connection with securitizations and other transactions. Before becoming a full time law professor in 1994, he practiced law for 19 years, concentrating his practice in real estate finance, commercial finance, public finance and securities transactions. Beginning in 1987, he specialized in the securitization of mortgage loans and other receivables as issuer’s counsel, underwriter’s counsel and bankruptcy counsel.