Expertise DescriptionI have over 30 years experience specializing in banking and securitizations. I have experience with structured finance: CDOs (cash, synthetic, and hybrid), CLOs, CBOs, asset-backed securities (ABS), mortgage-backed securities (MBS), asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP), and structured investment vehicles (SIVs). I have experience with credit derivatives: credit default swaps (CDS), interest rate swaps, currency swaps, and commodity swaps. My finance experience includes: asset-based lending, secured loans, real estate loans, and project finance loans. My securities experience includes: private placements, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings and quarterly and annual SEC reports. My corporate experience includes: joint ventures, M&A, licensing agreements, and annual meetings. I have prior expert witness experience.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Bankruptcy case: question of true sale of receivables by the bankrupt parent to its wholly-owned special purpose entity subsidiary; question of whether said subsidiary should be consolidated with parent for the benefit the of parent's creditors.
My consulting services include Structured Finance: Cash, synthetic and hybrid Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs), Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs), Collateralized Bond Obligations (CBOs), Asset-Backed Securities (ABS), Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS), Asset-Backed Commercial Paper (ABCP) and Structured Investment Vehicles (SIVs); Derivatives: Credit Default Swaps (CDS), Interest Rate Swaps, Currency Swaps, Commodity Swaps, Credit-Linked Notes (CLNs) and Repurchase (Repo) Agreements; Finance: Asset-Based Lending, Secured Loans, Real Estate Loans, and Project Finance Loans; Securities: Private Placements, Rule 144A and Regulation S Offerings and Quarterly and Annual SEC reports; Corporate: Joint Ventures, M&A, Licensing Agreements and Annual Meetings.
I have been a finance attorney throughout my career. I have represented large lenders, including Citibank, Chemical Bank (now part of JPMorgan Chase), and Bank of Montreal, as well as borrowers of various sizes. I have been involved in virtually all types of loans. I certainly will be able to tell if there were any abnormalities or irregularities in the loan documents in this case and be able to opine on same.
I have specialized in securitization matters for over 20 years. During that time I have worked as a transactional attorney on dozens of securitizations and have acted as an expert witness and/or consultant in numerous cases involving securitizations. I have also served as the Chairman of the Structured Finance Committee of a Bar Association, where the Committee was comprised of 35-40 of the leading structured finance attorneys in the country.
I have been a securities and bank/finance attorney my entire career. I have worked for some of the leading law firms in the country, mainly in senior roles, and have represented some of the biggest banks and brokers in the country. Fraud and fiduciary responsibilities are among the key topics I have dealt with.
|JD||Law||University of Michigan||Ann Arbor|
|BA||University of Michigan|
Awards & Affiliation
|New York Super Lawyer|
|Law & Politics Magazine|
|Who's Who (World|
|Finance and Business|
American Arbitration Association
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases