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Dechert LLP

BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATE CENTER, 100 NORTH TRYON STREET, SUITE 4000, CHARLOTTE, NC 28202, USA
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Christopher P. Duerden

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Dechert LLP

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Finance

Career

Christopher P. Duerden, a partner is Dechert's global finance practice, focuses his practice on securitization and capital markets transactions.

Mr. Duerden has extensive experience with collateralized loan obligations, leveraged loan warehouse facilities and a variety of asset backed securities transactions. In particular, he has focused on transactions involving the middle market sector but also has significant experience with securitizations of trade receivables. He represents various underwriters, collateral managers and borrower and lenders in respect of term and revolving warehouse facilities.

Education

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2001, Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa; University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2004, Merit Scholarship Recipient, Gressman-Pollitt Award Winner for Best Overall Oral Advocate


United States: Finance

Structured finance: securitization

Within: Structured finance: securitization

The team at Dechert LLP has 'a clear understanding of market practices' and provides 'creative structuring advice' particularly on CMBS transactions and CRE CLOs. Key figures in the team include practice head Richard Jones and Laura Swihart, who are singled out for their 'hands-on approach' and 'practical guidance'. Swihart and Devin Swaney act for Freddie Mac in MBS offerings, which totaled approximately $50bn in 2018, and Jones, who splits his time between Philadelphia and New York, advised a real estate finance company on one of the largest CRE CLOs to be issued since the 2008 financial crisis. Also in the CLO space, Charlotte-based John Timperio advised Mariner Investment Group on multiple new-issue CLOs, and also acted for Golub Capital in a series of middle-market CLO transactions. Another name to note in the Charlotte office is Christopher Duerden, who has gained recognition among his peers for his work in middle-market and broadly syndicated CLOs. Sean Solis left for Milbank, but Matthew Hays joined the Chicago office from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

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