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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: securitization

Within: Leading lawyers

Jon Van Gorp - Mayer Brown

Within: Structured finance: securitization

Mayer Brown‚Äôs ‚Äėimpressively versatile‚Äô practice is increasingly involved in cross-border transactions ABS, MBS and CLO transactions, which have included multiple market-firsts in 2017. Stuart Litwin led a multi-jurisdictional team that advised Dell Bank International, as issuer, on a ‚ā¨600m financing transaction, which was the client‚Äôs first securitization in Europe. Litwin also advised Guggenheim Securities as initial purchaser of securitized small-business marketplace loans, which was the issuer‚Äôs first Rule 144A ABS transaction. Jason Kravitt and Paul Forrester assisted a number of major US, European and Asian trade organizations with a joint comment letter regarding the Basel Committee proposal to revise the regulatory capital treatment of securitization investments. Jon Van Gorp and Angela Ulum are also recommended. In the Chicago office, Susannah Schmid was promoted to partner in 2017, while Darius Horton and Lindsay O‚ÄôNeil made partner in 2018. Similarly, Michael Gaffney was promoted to partner in the Charlotte office. Also in 2018, a large team including Anna Pinedo and covered bond expert Jerry Marlatt joined the New York office from Morrison & Foerster LLP. Unless stated otherwise, all lawyers mentioned are based in Chicago.

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