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Dechert’s securitization team handles large, complex products and structured finance transactions involving a wide variety of asset classes, derivatives and other complex structures.
We represent issuers, underwriters and other ABS participants in structuring both traditional debt obligations and novel securities transactions.
With full access to Dechert’s resources in securities, tax, real estate, bankruptcy and other areas of corporate law that can affect the creditworthiness and attractiveness of an offering, we provide efficient, cross-disciplinary service, innovative structures and timely completion of our clients’ transactions, regardless of complexity or market conditions.
Dechert has a core team of professionals advising on the law, regulation, and practice of the development and execution of commodities and related derivative and structured transactions, products and vehicles. We have a unique perspective on the business and legal issues of primary importance to all market participants. Dechert regularly represents both buy-side and sell-side clients, including commercial and investment banks, in connection with a broad array of equity and fixed-income derivative transactions.
Richard Jones receives praise from clients and peers alike for his in-depth understanding of the real estate finance market, frequently handling high-value CRE CLOs.
"In the commercial real estate market he is a good voice of the industry." "Rick's creativity comes from a deep knowledge of all of the facets of the securitisation process and he has good commercial instincts about why we're trying to do something."
Co-head of the firm's global CLO team John Timperio has earned an impressive reputation in the market for financing new and established CLOs.
"The quintessential managers' lawyer in CLOs, he is at the forefront of development and he is a pleasure to work with." "He is really well known in the industry, he is really good and he does a really terrific job."
William Cejudo exhibits particular strength in advising clients on developments in the tax market and he comes recommended for his deep expertise in real estate-related transactions.
Malcolm Dorris continues to impress interviewees with his broad securitisation practice, which sees him advise on both traditional and esoteric assets.
"He is very well known for his work in subprime autos." "I have always found him to be an intelligent, calm and reasonable attorney."
Stewart McQueen is sought after by various interested parties, ranging from issuers to collateral managers, for advice on CRE CLO transactions.
"I enjoy working with him." "He focuses on industry issues in CRE CLOs, he understands the documents, and he is easy to work with."
Christopher Duerden supports clients with transactions involving midmarket CLOs.
"Chris is responsive, he has an excellent handle on the market, and he knows when and what you can negotiate with the various counterparties." "He has vast market intelligence, he is very good, and he is thorough and creative in finding solutions."
Dave Darr's comprehension of midmarket CLOs earns him praise from clients and peers alike.
"He thinks like a partner and he works with us to address and protect the parties involved." "He is very knowledgeable, commercial, and it is nice to have him on the other side of a deal, as you can reach a resolution that works for both sides."