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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10153
United States
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Partner in Weil’s Structured Finance and Derivatives Practice. Mr. Kodes advises issuers, sponsors, underwriters, placement agents, investors, asset managers and rating agencies in structuring, negotiating and documenting asset-backed and other structured finance transactions, including related restructuring work. He is a business-focused advisor whose clients rely on his practical judgment and highly responsive approach to client service. He has extensive experience in the securitization of a broad range of asset types, both in the United States and abroad, including corporate loans, auto loans and leases, equipment loans and leases, rental car fleets, credit card receivables, trade receivables, student loans, unsecured consumer loans, commercial loans, music royalties, high-yield bonds, healthcare receivables, insurance broker fees, whole business securitizations and residual interests in securitizations.


New York Law School (JD, cum laude, 2007); Syracuse University (BA, cum laude, 2004).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Structured finance: securitization

(Next Generation Partners)

Shawn KodesWeil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Clients believe that Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP‘s securitization lawyers ‘excel at getting deals done while protecting their clients’ interests vigorously’. In 2021, the group handled significant esoteric securitizations, involving assets including diamond inventories. The group also has an established whole-business securitization practice, in addition to solid ABS and CLO product lines. The department is led by New York’s Frank Nocco, who also co-leads the firm’s global structured finance and derivatives group, and has experience in transactions in the US and abroad. Also in New York, Shawn Kodes has broad securitization experience, spanning auto and equipment loans and leases, consumer and commercial loans, and healthcare receivables; and Jason Smith is well-versed in structuring rental car fleet financings, and vehicle and equipment lease securitizations.