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Jason Smith

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Partner in the Structured Finance/Derivatives Practice. Extensive experience structuring securitizations of rental car fleets, equipment and vehicle leases and loans, personal and small business loans, solar assets, as well as collateralized bond and loan obligation transactions and a range of synthetic/derivative products including credit default and total return swaps. Also participates in the securitization of credit card and trade receivables, royalty receivables and intellectual property and student loans in the term and commercial paper markets as well as restructurings involving the foregoing.


Columbia College (BA, 1993); New York University (JD, 1996).

United States: Finance

Structured finance: securitization

Within: Next generation lawyers

Jason Smith - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Within: Structured finance: securitization

Acting for corporate issuers and underwriters, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP focuses on esoteric ABS and has particular experience in securitization involving consumer loans, oil and gas assets and insurance brokerage fees. The US structured finance practice is headed by Frank Nocco, who acted for Lendmark Financial Services in a series of consumer loan ABS offerings, and also advised Guggenheim Securities, as lead bookrunner, on a $300m bond offering backed by insurance administration fees of Lombard International Administration Services Company. Another key figure is Jason Smith, who handled a litany of ABS for The Hertz Corporation, and also advised OnDeck, an online small business lending platform, on a $225m ABS offering. The team also has an active CLO practice, which includes Robert Chiperfield, who is engaged by prominent asset managers including Apollo Global Management and Redding Ridge Asset Management. Other contacts include Ariel Kronman and Shawn Kodes, the latter of whom was promoted to partner at the end of 2018.

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