Dechert inaugurated a West Coast presence when the firm opened an Orange County office in 2001. Since then, our lawyers have provided results-oriented legal and business solutions to a wide range of domestic and international corporations and investment funds.
Combining profound legal knowledge with practical commercial judgment, our lawyers provide local, national and multinational clients with legal representation of the highest quality.
Areas of Focus
Financial Services and Investment Management
Dechert is a leading advisor to asset managers, investment funds and other financial services firms, representing most of the world’s largest asset managers as well as smaller and emerging managers. We are the only firm with lawyers in all of the EU’s leading investment fund jurisdictions as well as numerous others throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Our lawyers advise on fund formation across the full range of asset classes, management company issues, regulatory and compliance matters, fund and management company transactional matters, commodities and derivatives law, and financial institutions regulation.
Structured Finance and Securitization
Our finance lawyers represent major industry players in structuring, securitizing, managing and servicing complex and highly structured and securitized commercial real estate debt assets.
We advise issuers, underwriters, collateral managers, IG and B piece investors in CMBS, Re-REMICs, NPLs and other alternate securitized structures involving commercial real estate and residential mortgages. We advise on collateralized loan obligation transactions and in offerings of both traditional and esoteric asset-backed securities.
In addition, we advise bankers and other capital sources on the acquisition, structuring, financing, sale and syndication or securitization of large complex loans and on the purchase, sale and financing of loan pools.
Our real estate lawyers advise funds and other institutional investors on the acquisition, disposition and financing of major real estate projects and assemblages and work closely with our finance lawyers on all aspects of their work.
Our U.S., UK and European team members work closely with our tax, securities, ERISA, environmental, regulatory and restructuring lawyers around the world to provide clients with full service on all aspects of their transaction.