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Anna-Liza Harris

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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Structured Finance and Securitization

Position

Anna-Liza Harris is co-head of Katten's Structured Finance and Securitization practice and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. She advises clients on tax issues related to debt capital markets transactions, residential and multifamily mortgage-backed securitizations, asset-backed securitizations, and complex derivative and hybrid equity securities. In addition, Anna-Liza has substantial experience representing issuers of financial products in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.

Anna-Liza has been involved in the development of a number of innovative securitization structures and counsels issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of securities.

Anna-Liza works with clients ranging from first-time issuers to frequent market participants. She provides tax advice for issuances backed by performing, re-performing, non-performing and synthetic assets, using real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMIC), collateralized loan obligation (CLO) and other fixed and revolving structures through US and offshore issuing vehicles.

She is a frequent lecturer on tax issues relevant to the securitization industry and the issuance of debt to non-US investors. 

Education

JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1989; BSFS, Georgetown University, 1983


United States: Finance

Structured finance: securitization

Within: Structured finance: securitization

Providing ‘logical and pragmatic advice’, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP’s sizeable securitization team is among the leading issuer-side counsel in the market and is especially active in RMBS and auto and equipment-loan securitization. John Keiserman leads a team that acts as outside counsel to GM Financial on all of its US securitization programs and helps support its international ABS platforms. The Washington DC-based Seth Messner and the ‘balanced and creativeStephen Esko act for Fannie Mae on a litany of MBS issuances, such as those associated with the Connecticut Avenue Securities program, which aims to shift retained credit risk from guaranteed MBS to capital markets investors. Howard Schickler assisted Fortress Investment Group with the establishment of marketplace lending and unsecured consumer lending platforms. Joseph Topolski, Stanford Renas, Chris DiAngelo and Washington DC’s Anna-Liza Harris are additional key figures in the department. Based in Charlotte, Mitch Sprengelmeyer was promoted to partner, while Claudine Chen-Young joined the Washington DC office from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Shan Haider joined from Perkins Coie LLP.

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