Capital Markets: Securitisation - USA
Few lawyers inspire the levels of praise that the "extraordinary" Renwick Martin receives. He has been active in the MBS space for over 30 years and, according to sources, is "still getting his hands dirty" and displaying "excellent, reliable judgement."
A recent arrival at Sidley's New York office is former Latham & Watkins lawyer Kevin Blauch, who offers particular expertise in the areas of CMBS, Re-REMICs and A/B mortgage loan structures. Recent work highlights include representation of Morgan Stanley in two MBS issues.
Carlos Rodriguez is a well-established figure in the securitisation and structured finance world and has the versatility to advise on Latin American issues. He is adept in the areas of RMBS, CMBS and ABS, and is described by peers as "very efficient and strong."
Chicago partner Gary Stern concentrates on representing lenders, investors and borrowers in entertainment finance. Market commentators were quick to praise his ability to handle esoteric assets and consider him "commercial, flexible, responsible and easy to work with."
Kevin Hochberg is considered "extremely sharp and a joy to work with" by peers. His practice spans a vast array of asset classes and involves workouts and bankruptcies in addition to new issues.
R J Carlson enters the bands this year on the back of unanimous praise from his peers. He has a developing practice, particularly on the ABS side, and recently advised RBS Holdings on the issue of USD1.2 billion of notes by Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Trust.
Dale Lum has a securitisation and structured finance practice which is international in scope. He represented Daimler Financial Services in a USD1.5 billion auto loan-backed issue by Mercedes-Benz Auto Receivables Trust.
Senior counsel Andrew Quale is well known in the sector and has extensive experience in Latin America, particularly on behalf of clients in Colombia. He focuses on international corporate and financial matters.
Hong Kong-based Thomas Albrecht is the firm's Asia-Pacific managing partner. He is an expert on cross-border securitisation transactions involving American companies.