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Latham & Watkins LLP

Kenneth D. Askin

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Kenneth D. Askin is counsel in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the Finance Department. His practice focuses on the representation of:

  • Asset managers
  • Investment advisors
  • Sponsors
  • Borrowers
  • Large financial institutions
  • REITs
  • Other institutional investors




United States: Finance

Structured finance: securitization

Within: Structured finance: securitization

Latham & Watkins LLP fields a ‘hardworking and responsive’ ABS team that is experienced in traditional ABS structures as well as pioneering transactions; it also has an active CLO group in Los Angeles. On the ABS front, Kevin Fingeret and Loren Finegold advised Barclays and Guggenheim Securities as initial purchasers of a note issuance backed by a mix of cell towers, wireless sites and distributed antenna systems. The group has also acted for issuers such as American Airlines. Graeme Smyth is another key figure in the ABS team. The CLO team is headed by Vicki Marmorstein and acts primarily for collateral managers. Marmonstein and Dominic Yoong acted as deal counsel in a CLO transaction for TCI Capital Management, which included the creation of a first-of-its-kind fund to support risk retention requirements. Doug Burnaford and counsel Kenneth Askin are additional contacts in the CLO team. Securities regulatory expert Ellen Marks is based in Chicago and is also recommended.

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