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Structured Transactions

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:

Market Leaders

We are the No. 1 practice in the U.S. with superior brand recognition. We are Band 1 in Chambers and 2015 “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.

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  1. Asset-Backed Securities

    Our Chambers-ranked lawyers handle transactions involving a wide variety of asset classes, including:

    Auto loans and leases
    Dealer floorplan
    Student loans
    Conduit and asset-backed lending
    Credit card
    Life settlements
    Esoteric assets
    Government guaranteed loans
    SBIC securities
    Trade receivables
    Equipment contracts
    Aircraft leases

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  2. CLOs, CDOs and Structured Products

    Our Structured Finance and Securitization Practice focuses on derivatives and collateralized loan and debt obligations, including cash-flow and synthetic transactions; asset-backed securities, including mutual fund fee receivables, life settlement receivables and trade receivables; derivatives; and other structured financial products. We regularly represent issuers on their derivative transactions as they relate to securitization transactions.

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  3. Mortgage-Backed Securities

    Our Chambers-ranked lawyers handle transactions involving a wide variety of mortgage and related assets, including:

    Conforming and Non-Conforming Residential Mortgage Loans
    FHA, VA and RHS Loans
    High LTV Mortgage Loans
    Home Equity Loans
    HUD Loans
    Manufactured Housing Contracts
    Multifamily Loans
    Net Interest Margin Securities
    Non-U.S. Mortgage Loans
    Nonperforming Loans
    REIT Structures
    Reperforming Mortgage Loans
    Reverse Mortgage Loans
    Small Balance Commercial Loans

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  4. Reverse Mortgage Securitization

    Our lawyers have experience in forward residential mortgage loans (prime, Alt-A, subprime, scratch and dent, home equity loans and home equity lines of credit), proprietary and private reverse mortgage loans, including FHA-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM).

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  5. Mortgage-Finance

    Our Mortgage Finance Practice is recognized throughout the industry as market leading, among the largest in the country and routinely ranked at the top of the league tables. Our lawyers have experience in all aspects of the business: acquisition, financing, securitization, diligence, servicing, restructuring and distressed fund structuring, among other aspects. Our innovative mortgage lawyers have participated in many notable firsts and our mortgage documents have often set the industry standard.

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  6. Whole Loan Purchases and Sales

    We regularly handle purchase and sale transactions for all types of residential, multifamily and commercial mortgage loans, and participation interests in such loans, including prime loans, Alt-A loans, FHA/VA loans, sub-prime loans, nonperforming loans and delinquent loans purchased out of Ginnie Mae securities.

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  7. Distressed-Assets

    Drawing upon the resources from our market-leading investment management and financial restructuring groups, our multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive advice to investment funds as well as group advisers and financial institutions that serve the private equity, hedge fund and alternative investment industry, advising on fund structuring and formation matters and distressed debt trading transactions.

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  8. Acquisition Finance

    Clients rely on Bingham’s lawyers for strategic advice on private offerings, debt offerings, PIPES, tender offers and other innovative financing vehicles. We regularly represent issuers, capital sources and underwriters in a wide variety of corporate and acquisition finance transactions. Our securities lawyers combine technical knowledge with regulatory and market insight to advise issuers and underwriters on these strategic transactions.

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