Katten

Capital Markets: Securitisation Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Respected team focused on issuer representation. Adept at handling mortgage-based securitizations, with a particular emphasis on RMBS, as well as auto loan and lease securitizations, and marketplace lending. Able to offer specialized experience in energy and commodity structured finance deals. Also offers expertise in the tax-related aspects of securitization transactions.

Strengths"They can anticipate issues," comments one client. "That foresight and anticipation is invaluable."

A client says: "They defend their clients' interests strongly but work collaboratively to come to a solution."

Another client appreciates that thanks to the firm's "broad practice, they can cover a lot of different asset classes."

Work highlights Advised Ford Credit in connection with its $1.5 billion auto loan, auto lease and dealer floorplan securitization programs.

Notable practitioners


Anna Liza Harris
focuses her securitization practice on the necessary tax requirements of deals. "She is extremely knowledgeable about the tax implications of structured finance transactions," says one impressed interviewee.

Clients say that
Christopher DiAngelo
's "broad experience and vast industry exposure enable him to not only deliver sage legal advice, but also to advocate for us on emerging issues." He is widely regarded as an authority on RMBS and also handles other real estate-related transactions.

Clients praise
Howard Schickler
for his "fantastic negotiation style" and for being "very commercial." He garners recognition for his knowledge of a broad range of asset classes, with recent work including advising on the securitization of PACE assets.