Seyfarth Shaw Announces Establishment of Covered Bonds Team : Specialized Attorneys Help Clients Understand and Capitalize on Emerging Investment Opportunity in the United States

NEW YORK (PRWEB) November 6, 2008

The Covered Bonds Team will work under the direction of Shirley Curfman, partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm’s Los Angeles office, and Nanette Heide, partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm’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. Heide’s practice focuses on corporate and financing transactions, including 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.

“Seyfarth Shaw is well-positioned to help clients understand and initiate covered bonds offerings,” Heide said. “Drawing on experience in structured finance, as well as Shirley’s insights into the structure of covered bonds, we are ready to meet the needs of our clients in this expanding market.”

Covered bonds are debt securities backed by cash flows from mortgages or public sector loans. In many ways, they are similar to asset-backed securities created in securitization, but covered bond assets remain on the issuer’s consolidated balance sheet. Covered bonds have been the main source of mortgage funding in Europe since the 18th century, but to date, only two U.S. depository institutions have issued covered bonds. The U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have been promoting a covered bond market strategy as an attractive source for funding residential mortgage loans. As a complement to the policy statement previously issued by the FDIC, the Treasury Department recently issued a best practices guide to specifically address covered bonds backed by pools of eligible residential mortgages.

“I’m pleased that covered bonds, long utilized in Europe, are making their way into the U.S. market as an additional funding source for mortgage loans,” Curfman added. “We have the resources, skills, and experience with covered bonds to work with lenders to effectively structure these financing vehicles.”

Seyfarth Shaw is a full-service law firm with over 750 attorneys located in nine offices throughout the United States including Chicago, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento, as well as Brussels, Belgium. The firm provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of real estate, labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation and business services. Seyfarth Shaw’s practice reflects virtually every industry and segment of the country’s business and social fabric. Clients include over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, newspapers and other media, hotels, health care organizations, airlines and railroads. The firm also represents a number of federal, state, and local governmental and educational entities. For more information, please visit

Attorneys – Help Consumers Avoid or Stop Foreclosures; What You Need To Know At A Minimum

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 10, 2010

The panel consists of the best and the brightest consumer, real estate, bankruptcy and tax experts. Daniel Mulligan, nationally recognized consumer advocate and class action specialist and Pamela Simmons, co-author of California Mortgages, Deeds Of Trust, and Foreclosure Litigation will teach an advanced course in secured real estate transactions, truth in lending, securitization and the Mortgage Electronic Registration System, and current options to help homeowners stay in their homes or to negotiate the least detrimental way out.

Cathleen Cooper Moran will address bankruptcy court issues. William Joseph Purdy III will cover the all important tax impacts of foreclosure, bankruptcy, and debt relief. This full day seminar is being offered on February 17, 2010, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Bar Association of San Francisco, 301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California.

Space is limited so register today at (415) 982-1600 or (click on February 17th event for more information or to register)


Atlanta Bankruptcy Attorneys at B. Phillips & Associates Win 2011 WebAward

Altanta, GA (PRWEB) October 28, 2011

The Atlanta, Georgia law office of B. Phillips & Associates has won the 2011 WebAward from the Web Marketing Association for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development.

Since 1997, the Web Marketing Associations annual WebAward Competition has been setting the standard of excellence for website development. Independent expert judges from around the world review sites in 96 industries. They recognize the best with a WebAward, which helps interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. The WebAward competition is the premier recognition program for web developers and marketers worldwide.

According to attorney Bob J. Phillips, “My new site has been designed entirely with my clients and potential clients in mind. I am proud of the website and I certainly hope visitors to the site will use it as a resource to answer their initial questions, and then let us guide them through the bankruptcy process personally.”

The new website explains bankruptcy advice offered by the firm in detail. It also shares biographical information about Bob J. Phillips background, experience, and education. Website visitors learn how B. Phillips & Associates can assist them with their financial issues. Mr. Phillips has developed a solid reputation for maintaining high ethical standards while helping people find solutions to their debt, foreclosure and taxation problems.

About B. Phillips & Associates

Atlanta bankruptcy attorney Bob J. Phillips focuses exclusively on helping people with financial hardships. He has helped many clients resolve their financial issues and get a fresh start. He strives to provide his clients with caring and responsive legal representation. The firm offers legal counsel primarily in the following practice areas:

h3gm Lawyers Picked for Greatest Attorneys in America

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) April 17, 2013

Very best Attorneys in America has picked sixteen h3gm lawyers for its 2013 The Ideal Attorneys in The usa, 19th edition.


Choice for Ideal Legal professionals is primarily based on an exhaustive and arduous peer-assessment survey comprised of a lot more than four million confidential evaluations by the best lawyers in the country.


For the new U.S. version, much more than 24,126 top attorneys solid far more than two.eight million votes on the authorized capabilities of other lawyers in the identical and connected specialties.


h3gm is honored to have so numerous of its attorneys selected for Best Lawyers, stated Mark Way, handling shareholder. Awards like these demonstrate our determination to excellence in enterprise law and we enjoy this recognition.


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