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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
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www.kattenlaw.com

Stephen Esko

Tel:
Work 1.212.940.6476
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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Work Department

Structured Finance and Securitization

Position

Stephen B. Esko focuses his practice on asset-backed and mortgage-backed securitizations. His experience encompasses a wide range of structured finance transactions, including issuer and underwriter representation in public and private securitizations, asset sales and financings, structured note issuances and credit derivatives work. Clients have included government sponsored enterprises (GSEs), banks, lenders, broker-dealers and mortgage loan servicers.

Education

JD, Yale Law School, 1983; MM, The Juilliard School, 1979; BM, Manhattan School of Music, 1977


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 creative’ Stephen 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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