Nixon Peabody named Charles Dietzgen as partner in the firm’s corporate trust and global finance practices.
Dietzgen joins from Sonnenshein, where he has practiced since 2009. Prior to this move, he spent his entire career at Thacher, Proffitt & Wood.
The new hire has substantial experience in structured finance and securitization transactions, including both ABS and MBS. He has represented new transactions, provided regulatory and compliance advice, and assisted clients in the resolution of problem situations, restructurings, and disputes.
Additionally, Dietzgen has served as counsel to servicers in public and private debt passthrough offerings. He has also advised lenders, underwriters, placement agents, and issuers in the securitization of loans backed by marine vessels and boat charters.
His experience also includes structured mortgage loan placements, credit-enhanced financings, and the acquisition and financing of aircraft, rolling stock, and other types of equipment through leveraged lease structures.
“Charles’ depth and breadth of experience in asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities will be particularly valuable to our clients as they face the challenge of financial reform legislation and SEC regulatory reform over the next few years,” said Robert Coughlin, leader of the firm’s corporate trust practice.
“Expanding our corporate trust and global finance practices in New York is a strategic priority for us,” added Arthur Rosner, managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s New York City office. “Charles will be a great addition to these practices and to our New York City office. ”