Stuart M. Litwin is a partner and co-head of the Structured Finance practice at Mayer Brown LLP. Stuart also co-heads Mayer Brown’s Capital Markets practice. Stuart is one of the leading and most experienced lawyers in the United States in the representation of originators, investment banks, marketplace platforms, warehouse lenders, underwriters, aggregators, ABCP conduit sponsors, hedge funds, commercial banks and investors in structuring, negotiating and documenting United States and international asset-backed and other securities transactions, structured financings and loan purchase transactions.
His experience has involved the securitization of virtually all asset types, and he is recognized as an expert in the securitization of retail and commercial auto loans and leases, consumer and small business marketplace loans (including payment processing loans), credit cards, FFELP and private student loans, dealer floorplan receivables, equipment leases and loans, cell phone device payment plan receivables, global trade finance assets, rental cars, commercial and residential mortgages, cross-border transactions, solar leases and power purchase agreements, synthetic risk transfers, money market fund investments and structured transactions in which banks and other clients seek advantageous treatment for accounting, regulatory capital or tax purposes.
Stuart also regularly represents several funds, reinsurance companies and other investors in their “alternative investments” (i.e., unusual assets or finance companies that are more difficult to fund in securitization or banking markets).
Stuart currently serves as Chairman of the Legal Counsel Committee of the Structured Finance Industry Group (the trade association for the securitization market). He was selected as the first-ever Chairman of SFIG’s Legal Counsel Committee. Stuart is currently Vice Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Securitization and Structured Finance Committee.
- The University of Chicago Law School, JD, cum laude
- The University of Chicago, MBA
- University of Illinois, BS, summa cum laude
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Illinois
Admissions : Illinois
- Adjunct Professor of Law, Northwestern University Law School
- Co-chair, Outside Counsel Sub-forum of the American Securitization Forum
- Chairman, Securities Law Committee, Chicago Bar Association, 1998–1999
- American Bar Association, Section of Corporation, Banking, and Business Law
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