ASF 2013 Sponsor Descriptions

Dechert LLP is a leading international law firm with 21 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1875, the firm has grown to more than 800 lawyers worldwide, allowing us the resources to deliver seamless, high-quality legal services to clients wherever they do business.

Our Finance and Real Estate Group is a leading provider of legal services to the real estate, structured finance and securitization markets in North America and Europe. Comprising nearly 80 lawyers, we have experience in all matters related to capital markets, including capital raising (public and private securities offerings), distressed debt transactions, securitization and structured finance transactions, swaps and hedging, and financial market regulatory compliance. We coordinate and manage major domestic and cross-border transactions throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and continental Europe, offering the comprehensive representation, skill, experience, and cost-effective local support required to achieve the objectives of our clients, many of whom are top industry players.

In particular, we have earned widespread recognition as an authority on securitization and structured finance for our work advising issuers, underwriters, sellers, servicers, liquidity providers, credit rating agencies and other participants in public and private securitizations and other structured finance transactions. Not only do our lawyers know the global capital markets, but through our involvement in organizations such as the Asset Securitization Forum (ASF), the CRE Finance Council (CREFC), the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), we have helped shape the industry we serve.

Because we have handled a significant number of large, complex securitization and structured finance transactions involving a variety of asset classes and the full gamut securitization structures, clients turn to Dechert, in times of both economic growth and stress, for help seizing opportunities and overcoming market challenges.