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Mayer Brown

71 SOUTH WACKER DRIVE, CHICAGO, IL 60606, USA
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Work +1 312 782 0600
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Fax +1 312 701 7711
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www.mayerbrown.com

Paul Forrester

Tel:
Work +1 312 701 7366
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Mayer Brown

Work Department

Banking and Finance.

Position

Paul Forrester is a respected corporate finance and securities lawyer whose practice is especially focused on structured credit, including collateralized loan obligations, and energy (including oil and gas, utilities, shipping, refinery and pipeline) financings and project development and financing (especially concerning renewable energy, industrial, petrochemical, power and transportation projects and infrastructure).

Education

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, JD, 1985 University of Sydney, LLB, 1976 University of Sydney, BA, 1974.


United States: Finance

Structured finance: securitization

Within: Leading lawyers

Paul Forrester - Mayer Brown

Within: Structured finance: securitization

Mayer Brown’s ‘impressively versatile’ 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 €600m financing transaction, which was the client’s first securitization in Europe. Litwin also advised Guggenheim Securities as initial purchaser of securitized small-business marketplace loans, which was the issuer’s 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’Neil 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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