Jeffrey M. Berman is a partner in Seward & Kissel’s Corporate Finance Group. He has practiced at the Firm since 2000.
Jeff specializes in the areas of corporate finance and asset securitization. He has extensive experience representing participants in multi-seller commercial paper conduit transactions, CLO and CDO facilities and syndicated secured revolving credit and term loan facilities. Jeff regularly represents both funds and financial institutions in subscription loan facilities secured by the unfunded capital commitments of the fund’s constituent partners or equity investors. Jeff also regularly represents clients in connection with structuring and documenting receivable facilities and securitizations, including less traditional asset classes, such as mobile device installment contract receivables. He has also recently advised clients in connection with Remic and Re-Remic securitizations, redemption loan facilities, secured revolving loans to 1940 Act registered mutual funds, marketplace lending facilities and loans to CLO managers to fund the purchase of CLO liabilities to comply with risk retention requirements.
Jeff regularly represents dealers, placement agents, underwriters and issuers in a wide variety of asset-backed, market value and synthetic securitization programs. He has been involved in structuring, establishing and documenting a number of asset-backed commercial paper programs.
Jeff also frequently advises investment funds and managers in connection with transactions, financings and general corporate matters. Jeff also advises clients in workouts and restructurings in connection with asset-based financing transactions and secured lending facilities. He has also advised clients relating to TruPS CDO disputes and RMBS put-backs.
Jeff has been an author on a variety of legal topics, including “Collateralized Loan Obligations”, The Hedge Fund Law Report, June 2013, “Delaware Chancery Court Affirms Rights of TruPS Holders”, The Banking Law Journal, July/August 2012, “Subscription (Capital Call) Loan Facilities: The Devil is in the Details”, The Deal, February, 2012, and “A Primer on Subscription (Capital Call) loan Facilities”, The Journal of Structured Finance, Summer 2012.
Jeff received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Cornell University School of Law.
Jeff is a Member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.