Dechert lawyers in our Charlotte office, which opened in 2004, focus on capital markets structured finance, including asset-backed and commercial mortgage-backed securitization, as well as commercial real estate loan origination and syndicated loan transactions. They also focus on financial services law in representing mutual funds, investment advisers, insurance companies, broker-dealers, transfer agents, banks, hedge funds, and other market participants.
Structured Finance and Securitization
Ranking among the top securitization practices in the United States, Dechert structures offerings of traditional receivables as well as novel securities such as pharmaceutical patent royalties and film distribution rights. Because of our size and high level of activity, we have the resources and deal flow to establish and maintain mastery of the many moving parts in this industry, including securities, tax, real estate, bankruptcy, and other areas that may affect the creditworthiness and attractiveness of our clients’ offerings. Our clients in this area include issuers and underwriters, asset originators, conduits, servicers, purchasers, major rating agencies, trustees, collateral managers, and monoline insurance companies. Our lawyers advise on matters involving securitization, financial services, investment advisory, real estate capital markets, private equity, hedge fund, banking, tax, and ERISA. We implement strategies for clients in the U.S. and Europe to achieve specific financial objectives using cash and synthetic ABS, CRE, and CLO transactions.
Financial Services and Investment Management
Dechert is a leading adviser to financial services firms, asset managers, and investment funds. Our international team advises on regulatory and compliance matters; investigations by regulatory authorities; litigation; and assistance with the formation and management of open- and closed-end funds, insurance products, offshore funds, and hedge funds. We serve as transactional counsel and handle regulatory issues in mergers and acquisitions of financial services companies. We also advise on operational integration of diversified financial institutions, tax, ERISA, executive compensation, and employee benefits matters. Dechert is consistently recognized as a top law firm for investment funds by a number of U.S., European, and Asian publications, including Chambers, Legal 500, and Best Lawyers.