Mr Christopher P. Duerden > Dechert LLP > Charlotte, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
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Christopher P. Duerden, a partner is Dechert’s global finance practice, focuses his practice on securitization and capital markets transactions.

Mr. Duerden has extensive experience with collateralized loan obligations, leveraged loan warehouse facilities and a variety of asset backed securities transactions. In particular, he has focused on transactions involving the middle market sector but also has significant experience with securitizations of trade receivables. He represents various underwriters, collateral managers and borrower and lenders in respect of term and revolving warehouse facilities.


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2001, Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa; University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2004, Merit Scholarship Recipient, Gressman-Pollitt Award Winner for Best Overall Oral Advocate

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United States > Finance > Structured finance: securitization

Dechert LLP‘s asset finance securitization practice spans a variety of transaction types, including commercial real estate deals, CMBS, resi-securitizations, CLOs and ABS, with a strength in esoterics. Leading the team from New York is Laura Swihart, who is most noted for her abilities in the CMBS arena, as well as heading the firm’s relationship with Freddie Mac. In Philadelphia, David Forti also leads on real estate-related securitizations. New York’s Richard Jones heads the CMBS sub-group, also advising on LIBOR transition issues, while Ralph Mazzeo specialises in residential mortgage-backed products. In Charlotte, Christopher P. Duerden leads the global CLO group, supported by John M Timperio.