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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

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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