Kenneth E. Kohler is a partner in Morrison & Foerster ’s Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Corporate Group. His practice involves a broad range of corporate work, including public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies, and disclosure and reporting matters under the federal securities laws. Mr. Kohler also has extensive experience representing banks, REITs, mortgage bankers, and others in corporate finance, structured finance, and securitization transactions. In the securitization and structured finance fields, Mr. Kohler has represented numerous issuers in both off-balance sheet and on-balance sheet transactions. His work has included structuring a number of innovative on-balance sheet securitizations of home equity lines of credit and an on-balance sheet US$4 billion asset-backed commercial paper conduit. Mr. Kohler received his BS from the University of California, Berkeley in 1977 and his JD from Yale Law School in 1980. He is a member of the California Bar.