Amy Williams > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Richmond, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
RIVERFRONT PLAZA, EAST TOWER
951 EAST BYRD STREET
RICHMOND, VA 23219
VIRGINIA
United States

Work Department

Financial Services, Real Estate Investment and Finance, Capital Markets and Securities, Structured Finance and Securitization, Asset-Backed Securitization, Reverse Mortgage/HECM Financing and Securitization, Servicing Rights Financing and Securitization, Warehouse and Structured Lending, Gestation Finance and Early Buyout (EBO) Facilities, Corporate, LIBOR Transition

Position

Partner

Career

Ms. Williams represents borrowers and lenders in asset-based transactions involving residential and commercial loans, servicing advances, servicing rights, single family rental properties, RMBS, CMBS and other assets. She has represented Ginnie Mae since she helped develop its multiclass program in 1994. She assists clients in transactions involving government-insured loans (including FHA, VA and USDA loans) and GSEs, including warehouse financings, gestation facilities, early buy-out transactions (EBOs) and MSR financings.

She advises clients on LIBOR transition matters and the issues of the day, including most recently counseling clients on technology issues, such as the move toward digital closings involving eNotes. Ms. Williams is a trusted adviser on Investment Company Act of 1940 status questions, including the applicability of exclusions from the “covered fund” definition under the Volcker Rule.

Ms. Williams is the vice chair of the Securitization and Structured Finance Committee of the ABA’s Business Law Section.  She is chair of the firm’s opinion committee, UCC subcommittee and ethics in marketing committee. She is also the founder and president of Amy’s Army of Cancer Warriors, a charity dedicated to raising funds for cancer research, including research about cancer disparities.

Memberships

Admitted to the New York and Virginia Bars

Education

  • JD, Cornell Law School, magna cum laude, Senior Note Editor, Cornell Law Review, 1990
  • AB, Duke University, cum laude, 1985

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Structured finance: securitization

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP‘s structured finance and securitization practice is closely aligned with the firm’s restructuring, bankruptcy, M&A and energy departments, and draws on close links with east coast financial institutions, resulting in an impressively broad offering. In 2021, the team was increasingly instructed on distressed and rescue financings, as well as capital and fund formation deals. Areas of particular expertise include master trust securitizations, blockchain originated consumer loans, triple-net leases, in addition to more exotic asset classes, such as litigation finance and agricultural loans. Lawyers are also adept at CRE CLO structures. In New York, Tom Hiner  is an expert in securitizations involving mortgages, and co-chairs the practice alongside Richmond’s Mike Nedzbala, also a mortgage-related securitization specialist. Amy Williams  in Richmond advises borrowers and lenders on structuring and closing asset-based finance transactions, covering residential and commercial loans; while in the same office, Cecelia Horner provides assistance with the income tax aspects of domestic and international secured financings. Brit Mohler Dufilho is also recommended.