Seyfarth Shaw established a covered bonds team to assist clients with covered bond offerings addressed by the U.S. Treasury Department.

The new team will help clients assess the viability of this product in their particular circumstances while factoring in current market conditions, according to a release from the law firm. The team comprises corporate, real estate and tax attorneys across the country who bring a wide-range of experience and insight to the team. 

The covered bonds team will work under the direction of Shirley Curfman, partner in the firm's corporate practice group in its Los Angeles office, and Nanette Heide, partner in the corporate practice group in Seyfarth Shaw's New York office.

Curfman, who recently joined the firm's Los Angeles office, has provided legal advice in the structured finance market for over 10 years and served as legal counsel to the mortgage bond indenture trustee in one of only two covered bond transactions in which U.S. financial institutions issued bonds.

Meanwhile, Heide's practice focuses on corporate and financing deals, such as equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, joint ventures and commercial transactions.

Curfman and Heide are joined by other attorneys in the corporate and real estate practice groups, including Peter Korda and Andrew Pearlstein.

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