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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

575 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10022-2585, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 940 8800
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Fax +1 212 940 8776
Web:
www.kattenlaw.com

Chris DiAngelo

Tel:
Work 1.212.940.6452
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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Work Department

Structured Finance and Securitization

Position

Chris DiAngelo is managing partner of Katten's New York office and a member of the firm's Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He focuses his practice on structured finance and securitization matters. Chris represents a variety of clients, including issuers, lenders, underwriters and bond insurers, in a wide range of programs and projects involving asset-backed debt, municipal debt, straight corporate debt and equity, warehouse lines, regulatory matters and acquisitions.

Chris's clients describe him as a "significant market player" and say "He has the ability to zero in on the legal and business issues, explain them and then find an appropriate solution," according to Chambers USA. Additionally, clients admire Chris's regulatory knowledge, and say "He's up on current regulations and even what's bouncing around the regulators' heads" (Chambers USA). Throughout the last decade, he has developed a strong knowledge of housing and mortgage policy reform—including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reform—a topic on which he is a frequent speaker. Chris has also spoken on the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on structured finance.

He is a lead counsel to the Structured Finance Industry Group and outside counsel to a Washington, DC lobbying firm concentrating in financial services matters. Chris has testified before the US House Committee on Financial Services on the issues confronting the commercial real estate market, and frequently appears and provides commentary at industry forums on financial and regulatory matters. He has been recognized in the media as a leader in the field of capital markets and securitization.

Prior to entering private practice, he was on the staff of the New York State Housing Finance Agency, a prominent municipal issuer.

Education

JD, Columbia Law School, 1984; MA, The City University of New York, 1981; BA, Williams College, 1979


United States: Finance

Structured finance

Within: Structured finance

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is known for its work as a prominent issuer counsel, but is ‘excellent in all regards’ and acts for a variety of market participants in the RMBS, automotive and equipment finance sectors. Stephen Esko, Chris DiAngelo and Washington DC-based Anna-Liza Harris are all highly recommended, and have carried out a variety of work for Fannie Mae, having served as outside counsel on the non-tax aspects of the client’s CAS program, which seeks to transfer retained credit risk to capital markets investors. The team also counsels Fannie Mae on its monthly guaranteed single and multi-family REMIC issuances. Highly regarded for his ‘knowledge of the contracting process in public and private transactions’, Howard Schickler regularly acts for Fortress Investment Group regarding debt financing and equity capital, participation facilities and portfolio acquisitions. Joseph Topolski and John Keiserman advised Ford Motor Credit Company and GM Financial, respectively, on securitization programs and regulatory compliance. In recent personnel developments, Joshua Yablonski joined the firm’s Charlotte office from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and Washington DC-based Brandon Hadley made partner in 2016. Since publication, Claudine Chen-Young has joined in Washington DC from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

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