Mr Jeffrey O'Connor > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States


Jeff O’Connor is a leader in the field of dealer floorplan, auto and equipment securitization and has counseled clients in a broad range of asset securitization, structured finance, secured lending and receivables sale transactions. He represents both issuers and underwriters in a variety of transactions involving dealer floorplan, equipment, retail auto, lease, credit card, healthcare and other assets. Jeff often deals with novel structures, including a floorplan master trust capable of issuing separate series backed solely by overconcentration receivables, mixed lease and retail loan transactions, amortizing series where amortization is tied to an external benchmark rather than the receivables amortization, whole business securitizations, and foreign currency denominated transactions. Jeff has substantial securities law experience and has counseled clients in connection with complex offering issues.

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United States > Finance > Structured finance: securitization

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has a broad practice, with a notable private equity and portfolio company client base. The team has a strong reputation for whole-business securitizations, and has particular experience in structures involving exotic assets, including floorplan loans, healthcare and credit card receivables, as well as operating assets such as oil and gas receivables. Auto and equipment securitizations are another core part of the practice. Jointly leading the group are Chicago’s Jeffrey O’Connor and New York’s Janette McMahan, a specialist in auto loan and lease transactions, as well as single-family rental deals and whole-business securitizations. In Dallas, associate Rudgee Charles is building a solid asset finance and securitization practice.