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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10178-0060
United States

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United States > Finance > Structured finance: securitization

(Leading lawyers)

Reed AuerbachMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

For some, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is ‘the number-one choice for novel transactions‘. In addition to handling a consistent flow of sub-prime auto securitizations and RMBS, the team has been especially active in marketplace loan securitization, and has aimed to develop its dealer-side CLO practice with the hire of Washington DC-based Paul St Lawrence from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. The structured transactions department is led by Reed Auerbach, who, alongside Washington DC-based Charles Sweet, assisted Verizon Communications with the shelf registration of its device payment plan agreement ABS; the duo subsequently advised Verizon on the first registered public offering of device payment plan agreement ABS. Also recommended is Matthew Joseph, who is acting for Jefferies and certain of its affiliates in a series of transactions to transfer beneficial interest of unsecured consumer loans to third-party investors; the transactions make use of securitization vehicles structured as Delaware trusts, which sell pass-through certificates representing interest in the loans held by the trust. ‘Seasoned partners in the structured finance space‘ Steve Levitan and Washington DC-based Jeffrey Johnson advised FirstKey Mortgage, as sponsor, on its first seasoned private education student loan transaction. Other contacts include Mark Riccardi, who acted for Solar Mosaic in its $253m securitization of solar panel loans, and Asa Herald, who is based in Washington DC and has expertise in RMBS.