We are widely recognized as the leading practice in structured finance — an industry thought leader with extensive execution experience and market knowledge and a highly respected array of global financial services. Here’s what sets us apart:
We are the No. 1 practice in the U.S. with superior brand recognition. We are Band 1 in Chambers and 2014 “Law Firm of the Year” in Securitization and Structured Finance Law according to U.S. News/Best Lawyers.
- We have represented more issuers and underwriters combined in offerings of ABS/MBS than any other law firm in the U.S. in the past five years, according to Asset-Backed Alert and Thomson Financial.
- We wrote the books, literally: Offerings of Asset-Backed Securities and The Federal Law of Asset-Backed Securities: The Offering Process and Periodic Reporting.
- In a fast-changing market, we see market trends, develop innovative structuring options and share this experience with clients.
- We have been key players in structured markets since their inception. We understand the evolution of structures and were involved in many of the key firsts. We are well known for doing first-of-a-kind deals as well as designing and executing frequent offering programs.
“This team is the granddaddy of the securitization market — it knows all the current market trends and keeps ahead of the game to know what’s around the corner.”
— Chambers USA 2011
We are business lawyers, pragmatic and innovative. We are a Band 1 securitization practice recommended by Chambers USA for both client service and commercial recognition.
Clients and peers note our “creativity,” “superb advice” and “careful handling of sensitive transactional issues.” Bingham provides “a level of experience and innovation that is legendary in the market.”
A Diverse Practice
We are highly experienced and geographically diverse — with Chambers-rated partners in London and Hong Kong — and can field multiple “A” teams. We have extensive experience in all types of financial assets and are equally experienced in the key aspects of the practice:
- Asset classes such as auto loans and leases, student loans, sales contracts and dealer floor plan, equipment, credit cards, RMBS, CMBS, SBA and other government agency programs.
- CLOs, CDOs and structured products, and derivatives referencing them.
- Mortgage finance — buying and selling of loan portfolios and master servicing rights, servicer advance facilities, whole loan trading, re-REMICS, acquisition financing and securitization of non-performing loans.
- Esoteric assets: insurance, energy, whole business, IP, life settlements, premium finance loans, annuities, patent and trademark license royalties, trade receivables, lottery receivables, structured settlements, solar leases, and power purchase agreements and PACE Bonds.
- Acquisitions and sophisticated structured financings, conduits, repos, total return swaps, credit linked notes.