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Frank Nocco

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Head of Weil's Structured Finance/Derivatives Practice. Works closely with counterparts in London and other offices worldwide. Represents issuers, underwriters, collateral managers and investors in structured securities offerings (including ABS and CLOs) and derivatives transactions, and related restructuring work. Has participated in the securitization of a wide variety of assets including commercial and consumer loans, mortgage loans/leases, diamonds and consignment sales proceeds, credit card receivables, trade receivables, auto loans, equipment (including aircraft) and vehicle leases, student loans, insurance broker fees and IP rights.


Columbia University School of Law (JD, 1988); Columbia University (BA, magna cum laude, 1985).

United States: Finance

Structured finance: securitization

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Frank Nocco - 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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