Nixon Peabody expanded its securitization and structured finance group as well as its corporate trust team.
The law firm added William Lasher, who joined Nixon Peabody from Dorsey & Whitney, was hired as senior counsel. He will be based in the firm’s New York City office.
Lasher, who will be based in the firm's New York City office, focuses on the area of corporate trust and structured finance. He has represented financial institutions in their capacities as trustees, administrators, custodians and agents in domestic and international debt offerings, including those involving CDOs and future cash flow securitizations, and under escrow and custody agreements, reinsurance trust agreements and other trust agreements. He will also be very involved with the firm’s securitization and structured Finance team lead by Keith Krasney and Peter Morreale.
“Bill is a highly regarded lawyer in the corporate trust industry and we could not be more excited about having him join our team at Nixon Peabody, “ said Robert Coughlin, newly named team leader of the firm’s corporate trust practice. “His depth and breadth of experience, including as a Delaware attorney, will both complement and enhance our ability to more fully and effectively service our corporate trust clients across the country.” Coughlin succeeds the corporate trust practice’s previous leader, Laura Wheeler, who will retire at the end of January.
Coughlin is based in the firm’s Boston office and represents institutions that deal with structured finance, securitization, municipal finance and corporate finance. He advises corporate trust clients in matters ranging from document negotiation and deal origination to Regulation AB disclosure, regulatory compliance, and resolution of problem scenarios such as MBS and ABS servicing and asset repurchase issues, CDO portfolio liquidation, among other things.
Nixon Peabody’s securitization and structured finance team is involved in term and revolving securitizations, sales, purchases and financings of financial assets, and sales, divestitures and purchases of interests in financial institutions. The practice group’s clients include investment banks, commercial banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, servicers, third party credit providers other financial institutions and investors.