Drew Peterson is a senior associate in the Global Finance & Debt Products Group. He regularly advises financial institutions on a variety of capital markets transactions, with a focus on corporate trust offices offering services to structured finance and other debt offering transactions. He is experienced in securitization transactions involving a variety of asset types, including asset-backed bonds, advance receivables, automobile loan receivables, reverse mortgage loans, home equity lines of credit, and reference pools of mortgage assets synthetically linked to credit-linked notes and total return swaps. Recently, he has counseled clients with transactional, bankruptcy and litigation issues relating to the financial markets crisis and the resulting contraction of the global capital markets.
Drew received his J.D. in 2003 from George Mason University and his B.A. in 2000 from Grove City College. He is a member of the Commercial Mortgage Securities Association, the American Securitization Forum and the Charlotte Leadership Forum, and a participant in the Mecklenburg County Bar Association Lunch with a Lawyer Program. Drew is admitted to practice in North Carolina.
- Represented major financial institutions as trustee, securities administrator and custodian in closing numerous public and private commercial mortgage-backed and residential mortgage-backed securitization transactions.
- Represented major financial institutions as master servicer in closing numerous public and private residential mortgage-backed securitizations.
- Represented major financial institutions in closing numerous asset-backed financing transactions.
- Represented a major financial institution, as trustee, in the liquidation of collateral assets.
- Represented major financial institutions, as trustee, in closing numerous corporate bond offerings.
- Represented major financial institutions in connection with credit facilities backed by servicer advance receivables.
- Represented major financial institutions in various types of disputes and litigation involving the administration of previously closed securitization transactions and servicing transfer issues.
- Represented major financial institutions as trustee in restructuring securitization transactions to resolve merger-related conflicts related to ERISA and the Investment Company Act of 1940.
- Represented major financial institutions, as trustee, in connection with the bankruptcy or insolvency-related issues arising out of the bankruptcy or insolvency of various parties on a multitude of securitization transactions.
- Represented major financial institutions in various defeasance transactions, including defeasance of commercial mortgage loans, mezzanine loans and asset-backed bonds.
- Represented custodians in mortgage-loan warehousing and other custodial arrangements.
- Represented a major financial institution as trustee, collateral agent and administrative agent in public and project finance transactions.
- Experience in securitization transactions incorporating REMIC, grantor trust and partnership tax structures, the use of derivatives and insurance, and the use of warehousing arrangements and funding facilities.
- Regularly advises major financial institutions on SEC regulatory compliance issues, including those related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Regulation AB and reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.