Structured Transactions

Our lawyers are recognized leaders in the global structured finance industry, working from offices in the United States, London, Asia, and the Middle East. Our clients, both issuers and underwriters, are among the most highly respected global financial services institutions. Simply put, our practice has no borders.

We are key players in the structured markets and have been since their inception. We understand the evolution of structures because we were involved in many of the industry’s key firsts. And we are on top of the quickly changing regulatory landscape.

Over the last five years, our lawyers have represented issuers and underwriters in more asset-backed securities/mortgage-backed securities offerings than any other law firm in the United States, according to Asset-Backed Alert.


Accolades

  • Band 1, Capital Markets: Securitisation, Nationwide, Chambers USA (2011–2016)
  • Top-Tier Firm, Finance: Structured Finance, The Legal 500 US (2016)
  • Recommended, Finance–Securitisation, The Legal 500 UK (2016)
  • Law Firm of the Year, Securitization and Structured Finance Law, US News & World Report/Best Lawyers (2013–2015)
  • Aircraft Finance ABS Deal of the Year – North America, Global Transport Finance (2016)
  • 300+ partners recognized, Chambers, all publications (2016)
  • Most Recognized for Client Service, BTI Client Service A-Team (2016)
  • Best CLO Law Firm, Best RMBS Law Firm, ABS Deal of the Year, GlobalCapital (2016)

Our clients include banks, hedge funds, captive auto finance companies, private equity funds, asset managers, specialty finance companies, and mortgage servicing companies. Our lawyers work closely with our clients to execute structured deals involving a wide range of financial assets. Our lawyers design and execute continuous offering programs.

We handle deals in a variety of asset classes, such as auto loans and leases, student loans, dealer floor plan receivables, equipment contracts, credit cards, unsecured consumer and commercial loans, trade receivables, residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), and Small Business Administration (SBA) and other government agency programs. Our experience includes collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), and structured products and derivatives referencing them.

We have experience with mortgage finance deals that involve buying and selling loan portfolios and master servicing rights, servicer advance facilities, whole loan trading, re-REMICS and restructurings, acquisition financing, and the securitization of performing, reperforming, and nonperforming loans. We handle sophisticated structured financings of financial assets and illiquid assets through conduits, repurchase agreements, total return swaps, and credit-linked notes.

Our lawyers handle deals that involve esoteric assets, including insurance, energy, whole business, intellectual property, life settlements, premium finance loans, annuities, patent and trademark license royalties, trade receivables, lottery receivables, structured settlements, solar leases, power purchase agreements, and property assessed clean energy bonds (PACE), as well as deals that involve the acquisition and disposition of pools of financial assets and loan origination and servicing platforms.