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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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

Stephen Esko

Tel:
Work 1.212.940.6476
Email:
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

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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