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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

Howard Schickler

Tel:
Work 1.212.940.6391
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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Work Department

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

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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