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Jon Van Gorp

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Mayer Brown

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Banking and Finance.

Position

Jon Van Gorp is a partner and leader of the Chicago office’s Banking & Finance practice. Jon is also co-leader of Mayer Brown's Structured Finance and Capital Markets practices. Jon's experience includes public and private securities offerings, assets sales, structured finance transactions, leveraged leases, derivatives, synthetic risk transfer programs and financial insurance. He uses this broad range of knowledge to help clients seeking to fund their operations, sell or acquire asset portfolios and businesses, or manage and hedge their exposures by buying and selling risk. Jon has built his practice on innovation. He has been part of the legal team that completed many first of its kind transactions including the first auto leveraged lease transaction funded with asset-backed debt, the first synthetic transfer of risk related to a portfolio of consumer auto leases, the first issuance of bank debt guaranteed by Farmer Mac, the first auto receivables shelf registration statement to go effective under regulation AB, the first publicly offered CDO of mezzanine MBS debt, and the first securitization of Mexican mortgage loans funded in the US capital markets. He is highly skilled at finding ways to fund difficult to finance assets such as nonperforming mortgage loans, distressed ABS and MBS, mortgage servicing rights and servicing advances. Jon's reputation for innovation was recently recognized by the Financial Times, which ranked a risk protection arrangement that he helped design as the second most innovative M&A transaction of 2010.

Education

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1994; Staff Editor, The International Lawyer; Calvin College, BA, 1991.


United States: Finance

Structured finance

Within: Leading lawyers

Jon Van Gorp - 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.

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