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DLA Piper LLP (US)
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BOSTON MA 02110-1447
United States
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Work Department

Structured Finance and Securitization; Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Andrew Sroka focuses his practice on structured finance and securitization transactions.

Andrew has experience representing issuers, underwriters, borrowers, lenders and other financial institutions in a variety of domestic and cross-border finance transactions, including securitization and commercial asset-backed loans.

Andrew’s structured finance practice has involved the financing of a number of traditional and nontraditional asset classes, including “fintech” small business loans and merchant cash advances, student loans, servicing rights, trade receivables, CLOs, tobacco settlement fee awards, tobacco escrow rights, insurance premium finance loans, timeshare loans and intellectual property royalties.

Education

J.D., Suffolk University Law School; B.S., Northeastern University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Structured finance: securitization

DLA Piper LLP (US) has experience in a range of structured products and securitizable asset classes, though the team is perhaps best known for its CLO practice, which is among the country’s top ten arranger-side teams in terms of deal volume. Richard Reilly, who heads the CLO practice, acted for Goldman Sachs in roughly $18bn of CLO new issues, reissues and resets in 2018. In addition, Reilly also maintains an active manager-side practice, having advised Ares Management on approximately $6bn of CLO deals in a 12-month span from October 2017. A key figure in the ABS group is Boston-based Andrew Sroka, who has experience in fintech ABS, and recently advised Laurel Road Prime Student Loan Trust, as issuer, and Laurel Road Bank, as sponsor, on multiple student loan ABS offerings. Further, New York’s Peter White acted for Goldman Sachs in relation to the securitization of certain naming rights agreements for the NFL Hall of Fame Village. Christopher Giordano also has experience of student loan ABS, and David Luce is a key contact in the structured products practice.