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Kevin C. Blauch

Kevin C. Blauch

Sidley Austin LLP

New York, NY, USA


Kevin Blauch is a partner in the New York office of Sidley Austin LLP. Mr. Blauch’s practice focuses primarily on all aspects of structured finance, with a particular focus on the representation of various depositors/issuers, underwriters/initial purchasers and originators/sellers of mortgage loans in a wide range of commercial mortgage-backed securities transactions (CMBS), re-REMICS and A/B mortgage loan structures. In the past couple of years Mr. Blauch has done extensive work in the commercial mortgage loan workout area; and various bankruptcy and insolvency matters involving real estate and CMBS in particular. Mr. Blauch also represents parties who face troubled financial issues or investigations, including financial institutions, their management and board of directors and their professional advisors and investors.

Mr. Blauch was recognized for his work in securitization in The Best Lawyers in America (2014), and is regularly listed in Chambers Global and Chambers USA. He was also recommended in structured finance and real estate in the Legal 500 US guide (2013).

He has represented numerous investment and commercial banks in various capacities in structured finance transactions.

Mr. Blauch’s representative matters include:

  • Representing mortgage borrowers in workouts of securitized commercial mortgage loans.
  • Representing first mortgage lenders, B note holders, participants and mezzanine lenders in analyzing capital structures in the CMBS context.
  • Representing the issuers and underwriters in a series of 29 commercial mortgage loan securitization transactions known as the “TOP” program, which is regarded as one of the most successful CMBS conduit programs.
  • Representing a leading investment bank as designated underwriters counsel on its CMBS transactions.
  • Representing the issuer and underwriter in a series of 13 CMBS transactions known as the “HQ” program.
  • Representing a commercial bank in connection with its purchase of “B pieces” in Canadian securitization transactions.
  • Representing various investment and commercial banks in connection with securities law compliance and related aspects of securitization transactions, including Securities Offering Reform and Regulation AB.
  • Representing various investment banks and financial institutions in other real estate lending, mortgage loan servicing and other finance transactions.
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