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Jason Smith

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Partner in the Structured Finance/Derivatives Practice. Extensive experience structuring rental car fleet financings, equipment and vehicle lease and loan financings, personal, commercial and small business loan securitizations, collateralized bond and loan obligation (including distressed debt) transactions, as well as a range of synthetic/derivative products including credit default and total return swaps. Has participated in the securitization of student loans, credit card receivables, trade receivables, and royalty receivables and intellectual property in the term and commercial paper markets as well as numerous 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

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s structured finance group handles ABS and CLO transactions, and has been involved in a number of market-first securitizations. The team specializes in esoteric asset securitizations, which, in 2017, have included unsecured consumer loans, small-business loans and a diamond inventory. Frank Nocco acted for Guggenheim Securities in a Rule 144A bond offering backed by the Diarough Group’s inventory of diamonds and the related consignment sales revenue. Nocco and recently promoted counsel Shawn Kodes also advised Caribbean Financial Group on the first-ever multi-jurisdictional securitization of personal consumer loans. Jason Smith and Ariel Kronman are additional contacts in the ABS group. Robert Chiperfield focuses on CLO work and acts for clients such as Apollo Global Management and Redding Ridge Asset Management.

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