SNR Denton has hired Kenneth Wright Jr. as a partner in its capital markets practice. Wright was previously at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and will be based in SNR Denton’s New York office.
Wright represents issuers, underwriters, placement agents, dealers, credit enhancers, among others, in a various types of financial transactions.
He has acted as counsel in public and private financings involving different traditional asset classes and structures, including trade accounts payable, automobile loans/leases, equipment leases, and credit cards, He has also been part of more innovative financings involving distressed assets in debt restructuring/insolvency matters, structured settlements, life settlements and insurance-backed securities.
Wright also has represented financial institutions in numerous ABCP and medium-term note programs. His experience includes representing capital markets participants in establishing these programs and in various asset purchase, secured loan and restructuring deals that have to do with these programssuch as cross-border financings and warehouses. He also has represented many sellers and borrowers in capital markets financings.
“I am pleased to welcome Ken to SNR Denton,” said Stephen Kudenholdt, head of SNR Denton’s capital Markets practice. “He is a high-caliber lawyer with broad and deep experience in a wide variety of securitization and structured financing transactions, involving numerous asset types, and he will diversify the range of services that we can offer clients. He also has long-term relationships with major banks and financial institutions, both in and outside the United States.”
“The addition of Ken to our New York office is further testament to SNR Denton’s standing as a global financial markets powerhouse,” said Bob McCarthy, managing partner of SNR Denton’s New York office. “Ken’s background adds increased depth to our established capital markets bench and our clients will benefit greatly from his broad expertise.”