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Greenberg Traurig's Structured Finance Practice participates in a wide variety of securitized and structured products encompassing almost every asset class in the mortgage, asset-backed, corporate loan, municipal, and structured products markets, including RMBS, CMBS, CLOs, credit card securitizations, auto loan securitizations, equipment securitizations (retail and wholesale), and future flow securitizations. Through our representation of every type of market participant – from major financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies to investment managers and specialty finance companies – we have a breadth of experience that few law firms can offer.

While we have developed complex securitization techniques and structured derivatives products for new asset classes, we also have extensive experience handling routine transactions where efficiency, accessibility, and cost minimization are essential.

With more than 20 attorneys, throughout our network of locations, we represent clients in U.S.-based transactions and offshore offerings, including pioneering cross-border securitizations on behalf of global issuers.


  • Structure and negotiate a full range of mortgage-backed, asset-backed, tax-exempt, bond-backed securities, as well as derivatives, structured products, and structured investment vehicles
  • Advise investment managers in connection with structuring and negotiations of CLOs, CBOs, CFOs, and other types of CDOs, as well as risk retention funds and other private investment funds
  • Assist with investing in CLOs, CDOs, and other asset backed securities
  • Advise investment managers in connection with loan trades and other asset trades, as well as warehouse financing transactions for CLOs and other securitization transactions
  • Assist with governmental and regulatory authority filings, compliance, and audits
  • Represent both institutional lenders and borrowers in facilities secured by a variety of collateral
  • Representing ABS issuers in connection with Dodd-Frank and related rules and regulations


Our attorneys provide a full range of structures including the following: 

  • Commercial paper and other conduit structures
  • Owner trust and master trust structures
  • CLOs, CBOs, CFOs, and CDOs
  • Debt-for-tax transactions Hybrid structures with: swaps, caps, guaranties, overcollateralization, excess spread, and reserve funds
  • Senior/subordinate structures
  • On balance sheet and off balance sheet structures
  • REMIC transactions
  • Whole loan trades
  • “Wrap” deals with monoline insurers


Asset Class Experience 

  • 12b-1 fees
  • Agricultural and Construction Equipment Receivables
  • Aircraft leases
  • Auto leases and loans
  • Boat and recreational vehicle loans
  • Cash value receivables of insurance policies
  • Commercial and multifamily mortgage loan
  • Corporate loans and loan participations
  • Credit cards
  • Equipment leases and loans receivables (truck lease, trade, merchant voucher, telecom)
  • FHA/VA insured mortgage loans
  • Franchise loans
  • Future flow receivables
  • High LTV junior lien loans (125s)
  • Intellectual property royalties
  • Letters of credit
  • Life settlements
  • Manufactured housing contracts
  • Net interest margin transactions
  • Nonperforming mortgage loans and REO properties
  • Resecuritized mortgage-backed securities
  • Securitization of whole companies
  • Single-family prime, subprime Alt-A residential mortgage loans
  • Stranded costs and other utility assets
  • Structured settlements
  • Student loans
  • Tax liens
  • Timeshare loans
  • Trade receivables
  • Venture capital receivables