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Jason Kravitt

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Jason Kravitt is the founder and senior partner of Mayer Brown's securitization practice. He assisted clients in creating some of the most significant securitization products used in the capital markets today. Jason represents industry groups such as large issuers of asset-backed securities, sponsors of ABCP conduits, SIFMA, the ASF and ESF on securitization regulatory initiatives, and often helps to lead initiatives in the industry during times of market stress. He is one of the three founders and the Deputy Chair of the ASF, and the sole original member still serving on the Board of Directors of the ESF.


Cambridge University, Diploma, Comparative Law, 1973 Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude, 1972 The Johns Hopkins University, AB, 1969; Phi Beta Kappa.

United States: Finance

Structured finance

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Jason Kravitt - Mayer Brown

Within: Structured finance

Working out of the firm’s New York and Chicago offices, Mayer Brown’s highly regarded structured finance team prides itself on its cross-border securitization capabilities, and is especially strong in handling CLO transactions. In a particularly noteworthy example of the team’s securitization work, Barbara Goodstein acted for YUM! Brands in relation to its whole-business securitization, whereby a wholly owned special purpose subsidiary issued $2.3bn of fixed-rate senior secured term notes, which were backed by nearly all US franchise agreements and US-registered intellectual property of the Taco Bell Division. Stuart Litwin and Louis Shansky assisted Volkswagen Operating Lease Transaction LLC VW Credit as depositor, sponsor and borrower with a $9bn warehouse loan facility backed by vehicle leases and retail installment contracts. On the lender and underwriter side, Amanda Baker and Angela Ulum were underwriter’s counsel for Citigroup Global Markets, Lloyds Securities and RBC Capital Markets concerning Toyota Auto Receivables 2016-B Owner Trust - a $1.6bn auto-loan-backed notes issuance. The team also advised multiple issuers and underwriters on Reg AB II shelf registrations. The sizable practice group also includes Jon Van Gorp, Jason Kravitt and Paul Forrester. Since publication, Anna Pinedo, James Tanenbaum and Jerry Marlatt have joined in New York from Morrison & Foerster LLP.

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