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Dechert LLP

77 WEST WACKER DRIVE, SUITE 3200, CHICAGO, IL 60601, USA
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Matthew R. Hays

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Dechert LLP

Work Department

Finance & Real Estate

Career

Matthew R. Hays leads Dechert’s asset-backed securitization team. Mr. Hays has considerable experience with matters across a broad range of asset classes relating to structured finance transactions, warehouse facilities, asset sale transactions, as well as public and private securitization transactions. He represents clients in numerous industries such as automotive finance, banking, technology and manufacturing. 

Mr. Hays regularly provides insight on FinTech and marketplace lending at conferences around the country, including the ABS East Conference, SFIG Conference, and Lend360 Conference. Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Hays was a corporate partner at a large global law firm.

Member

Structured Finance Industry Group; Co-Chair, Enforcement Committee of the SFIG; Marketplace Lending Committee; American Bar Association; Presenter, Federal Bar Association and District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Credit Abuse and Resistance Education Program (pro bono)

Education

Boston College, B.S., 2005, magna cum laude, Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society; University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2008, Notre Dame Law Review Production Editor, John Bruce Dodds Memorial Fellowship, cum laude


United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Dechert LLP's practice covers commercial real estate finance, as well as the acquisition and sale of commercial real estate debt products. , while the firm also advises on loan origination, acquisitions and dispositions, securitizations, restructuring, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and bankruptcy matters. The firm's client base includes issuers, underwriters, loan sellers, servicers, operating advisors and investors. New York-based Laura Swihart and Devin Swaney continue to act for key client Freddie Mac, and this year advised on around 50 deals with an aggregate value of $50bn. Swaney also advised First Foundation Bank as a mortgage loan seller in the securitization of loans secured by multifamily properties. Philadelphia-based Richard Jones and Charlotte-based Stewart McQueen advised The Bancorp on a $304m CMBS deal sponsored by The Bancorp Bank, a Delaware state chartered commercial bank. Another highlight included advising Blackstone Mortgage Trust on a $1bn collateralized loan obligation, while the firm also also acted for Citibank and Goldman Sachs on the $1.9bn refinancing of loans secured by luxury Bahamas resort Atlantis Paradise Island. Philadelphia-based Jason S Rozes, David Forti and New York-based Krystyna Blakeslee are also recommended. Newly promoted partners include Boston-based Christopher Desmond, Samuel Gilbert; Philadelphia-based Gennady Gorel, Kenneth Hackman and New York-based Matthew Fischer. Matthew Hays joined as partner in the Chicago office from Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Kahlil T Yearwood left the firm for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Other clients include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BlackRock, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs.

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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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