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Jonathan C Wishnia

Jonathan C Wishnia

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Corporate & Incorporation, Financial Markets and Services

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Jonathan C. Wishnia is a Member of the firm's Corporate Department and its Mortgage Banking and Finance Practice Group. Mr. Wishnia is a capital markets attorney who advises on mortgage and structured finance matters, including the trading and financing of whole loans and servicing rights, the servicing of mortgage loans and the securitization of various asset classes. Mr. Wishnia also works in coordination with the Capital Markets Litigation Group, providing forensic analysis services in connection with litigation and restructuring matters relating to mortgage- and asset-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations, asset-backed commercial paper conduits, structured investment vehicles and derivatives. In addition, Mr. Wishnia counsels clients on secured and unsecured credit facilities, asset purchases and sales, mergers and acquisitions and other general corporate and finance matters. Mr. Wishnia speaks at securitization industry conferences domestically and in Europe, and regularly appears in the media on topics impacting the global securitization markets.

Some of Mr. Wishnia’s recent representative corporate matters include:

  • Counseling financial institutions, master servicers and servicers in connection with existing securitization and whole loan rights and obligations, as well as the acquisition or disposition of mortgage servicing rights and servicing portfolios.

  • Counseling an investment management company in connection with the proposed acquisition of interests in student loan-collateralized securities. 

  • Counseling an investment management company in connection with the renewal of a principal-protected notes platform.

  • Counseling investment management companies in connection with the potential acquisition of assets from the FDIC, including pursuant to the Legacy Loans program.

  • Counseling an advisory group in connection with a variety of mortgage-related consulting engagements.

Some of Mr. Wishnia's cross-disciplinary counsel has recently included the representation of: 

  • A European bank in connection with the dismissal of a $1.875 billion claim brought in New York by financial guarantor FGIC relating to loss protection on an asset-backed commercial paper conduit involving a complex array of puts, credit default swaps, commitment agreements and underlying CDO assets.

  • A European bank in connection with the defense of claims made by bondholders of a previously liquidated Irish structured investment vehicle.

  • An investment management company with more than $9 billion of assets under management in connection with its claims as a CDO noteholder in an ongoing litigation alleging improper use of derivative transactions.

  • An insolvent mortgage loan originator and servicer in connection with the disposition of assets pursuant to Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

  • A distressed consumer receivables portfolio company in connection with the restructuring of its asset-based lending facility and a securitization vehicle.

Mr. Wishnia’s representative clients include investment managers and management companies, fund organizations and portfolio companies, investment and commercial banks, consulting firms, financial institutions, broker/dealers, mortgage servicers and originators and nonprofit foundations. Prior to joining Lowenstein Sandler, Mr. Wishnia served as an associate in the Structured Finance Group at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in New York. He was a member of the Group in 2005 when it was nominated for "Law Firm of the Year" by Securitization News.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Financial Markets and Services: 50%
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 50%

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Contact Info

Lowenstein Sandler PC

65 Livingston Avenue
Roseland, NJ, 07068

65 Livingston Ave
Roseland, NJ, 070681791




NYCurrently registered 200303/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Executive Board MemberJournal of International Law and Politics2002
Iron Cross SocietyUW-Madison1999
Risk Management ScholarFirstar Bank1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Member of the FirmLowenstein Sandler PC2011 - Present
CounselLowenstein Sandler PC2009 - 2010
AssociateLowenstein Sandler PC2005 - 2008
AssociateStroock & Stroock & Lavan2002 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
ToastmastersPresident - Lowenstein Sandler Toastmasters Club2009 - Present
American Securitization ForumMember - Outside Counsel Subforum2008 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Metropolitan Corporate CounselDodd-Frank and Asset-Backed Securities: Implementation of Section 943 (Rep, Warranty and Repurchase Disclosure)2011
Metropolitan Corporate CounselDodd-Frank And Asset-Backed Securities: Implementation Of Section 943 (Rep, Warranty And Repurchase Disclosure)2011
Capital Markets Litigation AlertResidential Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation: 2010 Survey2011
New Jersey Lawyer MagazineServicing of Residential Mortgage Loans in Securitization Transactions2010
The Journal of Structured FinanceReconsidering the Future of RMBS Servicing Structures2010
LS Mortgage Banking & Finance Client AlertSEC's Overhaul of Asset-Backed Securities Regulations Part 1: Highlights2010
LS Global Financial Crisis AlertU.S. Department of the Treasury Asset Manager Selection Criteria2008
LS Mortgage Banking & Finance AlertProtecting Servicing Rights in Repos2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Wisconsin, MadisonFinance and Risk ManagementBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationRMBS Transaction Analysis for Enforcement Purposes2011
ASF 2011Litigation Update2011
ABA Business Law Section Spring MeetingStructured Finance Litigation2011
RSM McGladrey Risk and Compliance BreakfastCurrent Issues in the Secondary Mortgage Market2010
Lowenstein UniversityDistressed Debt Investing: Whole Loan and Structured Products Trades2010
Continuing Legal EducationRMBS Transaction Analysis for Enforcement Purposes2010
ASF 2010The Future of RMBS Servicing2010
ABS East 2010The Future of the Structured Credit Products Market2010
Global ABS 2009Effectively Managing Increased Litigation and Enforcement2009
ASF 2009State Mortgage Finance and Foreclosure Avoidance Legislation2009
ABS 2009CDO Market Post-Mortem and Outlook2009
Lowenstein UniversityRegulation AB: Why Am I Still Confused?2008