The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Mayer Brown

Work +1 212 506 2500
Fax +1 212 262 1910

Paul Jorissen

Work +1 212 506 2555
Mayer Brown

Work Department



Paul is a transactional lawyer whose practice is concentrated on representing investment and commercial banks, issuers and borrowers in structuring and negotiating securitization, covered bond and other financing arrangements in the United States and cross-border transactions, including transactions backed by residential and commercial mortgage loans, home equity loans, franchise loans, equipment loans and leases, auto loans and trade receivables. Paul's practice also includes working with credit default and other derivatives as well as unusual asset types including defaulted and reperforming loans, servicing rights and servicing advances. Paul has extensive experience in workouts of CDO and CLO transactions, securitized franchise loans and other troubled and non-performing debt. Paul has structured dozens of large single seller and SIV-lite conduits and related derivative transactions for leading domestic and foreign originators and repurchase facilities for large real estate investment trusts. He has represented subordinated bond investors and master, primary and special servicers of commercial mortgage-backed securities.


Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD, magna cum laude 1991, Articles Editor, Loyola University Law Journal; Walsh College 1990, Masters in Taxation, with honors; Certified Public Accountant, Michigan 1985; University of Michigan, BBA, with distinction 1984

United States: Finance

Structured finance: securitization

Within: Structured finance: securitization

Working across the spectrum of traditional and esoteric asset classes, Mayer Brown's 'client-focused' structured finance group is the market's most active issuer-side counsel for public and 144A securitizations. Moreover, with the addition of Ryan Suda from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, the firm added Citigroup Global Markets to its roster of CLO arranger clients. The structured finance department is jointly headed by Stuart Litwin and Jon Van Gorp in the Chicago office. Litwin advised the largest issuer in the container ABS space, Triton International, on a $450m container securitization, and Van Gorp acted for various issuers in multi-currency note offerings collateralized by mortgage loans, which are secured by properties based abroad. The Chicago group is also strong on the underwriter side, where a team led by Julie Gillespie has become especially well known for acting for Canadian financial institutions in transactions involving Canadian credit card receivables. Further, the team recently started acting for Barclays Capital in relation to all auto lease securitizations for a major US auto producer. Key contacts in the New York office include Barbara Goodstein, who acted for SunTrust Bank in a first-of-its-kind securitized warehouse financing facility, and Paul Jorissen, who has been involved in mortgage loan securitizations, and transactions involving esoteric telecoms assets. Also recommended are Angela Ulum and Jim Antonopoulos, the latter of whom joined the firm from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to