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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

2900 K STREET NW, NORTH TOWER, SUITE 200, WASHINGTON, DC 20007-5118, USA
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Work +1 202 625 3500
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Fax +1 202 298 7570
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www.kattenlaw.com

Anna-Liza Harris

Tel:
Work 1.202.625.3635
Email:
Web:
www.kattenlaw.com/Anna-Liza-Harris
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Work Department

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

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is 'one of the few firms with the depth of experience necessary to handle complex issuer-side CRE CLOs'. Leveraging 'an impressively deep bench', the firm is able to 'provide excellent legal service across a variety of related practice areas', and is driven by 'a keen understanding of its clients' business needs'. Jointly headed by Howard Schickler and Washington DC-based Anna-Liza Harris, the team is among the market's most active issuer-side counsel, and is especially well known in the RMBS, auto and equipment sectors. Harris, alongside Chris DiAngelo and Washington DC-based Seth Messner, are acting for Aspen Capital and its affiliated public REIT in the securitization of re-performing and non-performing mortgage loans. Also in the mortgage loan space, the team advised Marathon Asset Management, as collateral manager, on its first CRE CLO since the 2008 financial crisis. Other key contacts include Joseph Topolski, who advised Westlake Financial Services on multiple issuances of sub-prime auto loan ABS, and Stanford Renas, who acts for clients such as Deutsche Bank Securities in CLO transactions. Joshua Yablonski in the Charlotte office, and Claudine Chen-Young in Washington DC are also recommended. GM Financial, Ford Motor Credit Company and Fannie Mae are among the team's key clients.

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