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Ariel Kronman

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Partner in Weil’s Structured Finance and Derivatives practice. Previously worked at investment banks and hedge funds on Wall Street and in Asia, including as head of legal coverage of the CDO/CLO desk at Bank of America and as managing director in the legal department at Bear Stearns. Extensive derivatives experience including credit derivatives, FX and interest rate swaps, forwards and options, total return swaps and equity derivatives, both in commercial and structured finance contexts. Also advises on securitizations (including cash and synthetic CLOs), complex cross-border financings, as well as on a variety of equipment finance transactions.


Columbia University (B.A., 1990); Fordham University Law School (J.D., 1993)

United States: Finance

Structured finance: securitization

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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