Chambers & Partners has compiled their independent and objective list of America's Leading Lawyers for Business based on comments gathered from thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers from Maine to Hawaii. This guide -- which is designed to reflect market opinion -- contains a view of the firms and attorneys who are considered leaders in their field.
In Chambers' 2005 review of national legal talent in the area of "Capital Markets," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.
National Ranking: 2
The Firm: Its traditional private equity and bankruptcy strengths provide a sturdy foundation for its structured finance practice, especially in its representation of issuers. Market sources praise its credentials for auto and equipment lease work. The team of about seven partners - fortified by the arrival of Todd Miller from Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw - has undertaken considerable work for GMAC, including its public offerings of securities backed by retail auto loans. Other asset-related transactions include distressed, commercial and industrial debt. Also on offer is a budding CDO practice.
The Lawyers: Tending to his long-standing relationships with issuers, Kenneth Morrison heads the firm's asset finance and securitization practice. He is considered "at the top of the mountain," according to market sources.
The Clients: Its clientele includes issuers, underwriters, principal finance groups and conduit sponsors.
Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2005 - www.chambersandpartners.com.