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John M. Timperio has 15 years of experience advising issuers, commercial and investment banks, financial guarantors and others on securitization and various types of restructurings. His practice focuses on asset-backed securitization (ABS), collateral manager mergers and acquisitions, structured lending, workouts and collateral loan obligation (CLO) transactions.

Mr. Timperio has been extensively involved in the development of the middle-market CLO sector, including having represented the placement agent in the first ever rated middle-market CLO comprised entirely of unrated mezzanine and subordinated loans.

Mr. Timperio is ranked as a leading lawyer for Securitization by Chambers USA and a recommended lawyer for Structured Finance in The Legal 500 (U.S.). Since 2012, Mr. Timperio has been ranked in The Best Lawyers in America as a leading lawyer in banking and finance law.

He also co-authored “Securitizers Take a Second Look at Asset Based Loans,” which appeared in the Guide to the World's Leading Structured Finance and Securitization Lawyers, published by Legal Media Group in conjunction with the International Financial Law Review. For numerous years he co-authored an annual update on the state of the middle-market CLO market for Asset Securitization Report. He is frequently called on to lecture on the subject of securitization.

For several years, Mr. Timperio represented creditors and creditors committees in bankruptcy proceedings, including in connection with the Chapter 11 cases of P.J. Keating Co. and Thinking Machines Corp.


University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1988, magna cum laude
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1991

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