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Howard Schickler

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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Structured Finance and Securitization

Position

Howard Schickler is co-head of Katten's Structured Finance and Securitization practice. He represents a multitude of participants in the structured finance market, including issuers, underwriters, credit enhancers, lenders and borrowers. With more than 20 years of experience, Howard handles structured finance transactions across a variety of asset classes, including mortgages, home equity loans, auto loans, equipment leases, marketplace loans, credit card receivables, franchise loans, health care receivables, trade receivables and royalties. His practice ranges from debt to equity structures, private to public issuances, warehouse lines to residual financings, and domestic to cross-border transactions involving both existing assets and future flows.

Much of Howard's work occurs at the intersection of private equity funds and structured finance and involves assisting private equity funds in securitizing residential mortgage loans, auto loans, equipment leases, marketplace loans and other consumer loans.

Over the last couple of years, Howard has focused his practice on the marketplace lending sector, representing funds and other institutional investors in the acquisition of portfolios of consumer loans, commercial loans and merchant cash advances, as well as providing credit facilities to marketplace platforms and other lenders and arranging for leverage on acquired portfolios of these products. His vast corporate finance experience includes work on public offerings, private and subordinate debt offerings, joint ventures, private equity funds, restructurings and workouts.

Education

JD, New York University School of Law; BA, The George Washington University, magna cum laude


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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