Corporate Trust

We use our broad market experience to guide corporate trustees, helping them grow their business while managing risk.

Our approach

The business of corporate trust is changing dramatically across global markets.

Recent market disruptions have created both obstacles and opportunities for players in all areas of the industry. Our job is to guide our clients through this evolving landscape with experience, insight and action.

We understand our clients, how they operate and, most importantly, the value of their customer relationships. We also understand their need to anticipate and avoid hazards. We make it our business to see the whole picture.

Our advice is clear, efficient, constructive and incisive, no matter how complex the task. Our clients turn to us in all types of financial products and assignments from start to finish, including

  • Securitization (ABS, CDO, CLO, CMBS, RMBS, SIV, etc.)
  • Municipal debt
  • Corporate debt
  • Project finance
  • Leveraged lease
  • Loan servicing
  • Loan agency
  • Matters involving regulatory compliance, internal departmental policies and procedures, government investigations, litigation, and bankruptcy

Our core team knows this business inside out, with a full support team of litigation, bankruptcy, securities and tax attorneys who are experienced in corporate trust, finance and securitization.

We provide creative and practical guidance in fighting the battles that need to be fought—while  keeping your business moving forward productively and profitably.

Who we work with

  • Trustee banks
  • Administrative agents and loan agents
  • Master servicers and securities administrators
  • Collateral agents and collateral administrators
  • Off-shore issuers, custodians and specialty fiduciary service providers

Representative Experience

  • Representation of Trustee on multiple transactions involving downgrade of Counterparties on ISDA Agreements (Swap/Cap/Hedge Agreements).
  • Representation of Trustee and Custodian in transactions involving complex, multi-tiered grantor trust, REMIC trust and owner trust structures. We also represent the same client in related transactions involving additional grantor and REMIC trusts, as well as in their capacity as bailee and account bank for transitional periods.
  • Represent indenture trustees in foreclosing upon and liquidating over 40 CDOs and CLOs having an aggregate original face value of over $20 billion dollars.
  • Represent indenture trustee, administrative agent, and collateral agent with respect to approximately $2.5 billion dollars in debt secured by more than a dozen power plants in the Calpine bankruptcy cases in New York.

Cook County mulls securitization as revenue bonds face pressure

The Bond Buyer | June 11, 2019

New York City Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas is quoted in this story for his role as counsel to the city of Chicago in a tax securitization matter. Cook County may now emulate the securitization structure Chicago used.

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