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Lee Askenazi

Lee Askenazi

Clifford Chance US LLP

New York, NY, USA

Lee Askenazi is a partner in the Structured Capital Markets Group of Clifford Chance.  He has extensive experience in structured capital markets, including all aspects of commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, collateralized loan obligations, collateralized debt obligations, re-REMICs, repurchase facilities and other structured products.

Lee regularly represents the main participants in domestic and international commercial and residential real estate-related financing transactions, including sponsors, issuers, underwriters, investors, collateral managers and asset sellers.  In addition, he advises clients in connection with other types of secured financings, including those structured as repurchase transactions and warehouse lending lines.  He also represents sellers and purchasers in the disposition of real estate-related assets, including whole loans, participations, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, CMBS, RMBS and CLO securities. His practice also includes all aspects of the acquisition, disposition and financing of servicing advances, mortgage servicing rights and associated servicing platforms, consumer and marketplace loans, and aircraft equipment and leases.

Lee has represented various U.S. government agencies and their efforts to restore the financial markets for a range of financial products and situations, including the U.S. Department of Education in connection with the FFELP Student Loan Commercial Paper Conduit and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and JPMorgan Chase in connection with the Maiden Lane I commercial trust.  He represents various sellers, servicer and investors in Freddie Mac's Small Balance Loan securitization program and other GSE-sponsored risk sharing programs.

Lee has also advised participants in the creation and maintenance of several investment funds and joint ventures, particularly those focused on the acquisition of distressed assets, and has experience working with derivatives, total return swaps and related products.  Lee also has experience representing acquiring companies in negotiated acquisitions of privately held companies.

Lee received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 2003 and his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in 1998.  Lee has been with Clifford Chance since September 2009.

Lee Askenazi is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Application of US Risk Retention Requirements to Structured Finance Transactions - New Developments in Securitization 2017, Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Credit Risk Retention - New Developments in Securitization 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Credit Risk Retention - Credit Risk Retention, Thursday, December 14, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Credit Risk Retention - Credit Risk Retention, Thursday, December 14, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs New Developments in Securitization 2017, Wednesday, December 20, 2017, New York, NY

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