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Jonathan Wishnia is one of the nation’s leading corporate financing attorneys focusing in mortgage finance and receivables securitization. Jonathan has extensive experience advising clients on matters including the trading and financing of whole loans and servicing rights, the servicing of mortgage loans, and the securitization of various asset classes. Additionally, Mr. Wishnia counsels clients on secured and unsecured credit facilities, asset purchases and sales, mergers and acquisitions and other general capital markets matters. As a leader in this field, Mr. Wishnia has been recognized in Chambers USA in the area of Capital Markets: Securitization. Mr. Wishnia’s practice includes the representation of 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, among others.
Mr. Wishnia also leads the firm’s transactional team that coordinates with the Global Capital Markets and Securities Litigation Groups, advising clients on litigation and restructuring matters relating to mortgage- and asset-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations, asset-backed commercial paper conduits, structured investment vehicles and derivatives.
: Representing 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. Advising mortgage loan servicers in connection with the negotiation and execution of servicing advance facilities.
: Counseling an investment management company in connection with the structuring and closing of multiple collateralized loan obligations in 2011 and 2012.
: Advising a customer acquisition solutions company in connection with the securitization of its most significant order management engagement. Advising a receivables acquisition company in the securitization of a defaulted credit card receivables portfolio.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Capital Markets: Securitisation||Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business||2013|
|Capital Markets: Securitisation||Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business||2012|
|Executive Board Member||Journal of International Law and Politics||2002|
|Iron Cross Society||UW-Madison||1999|
|Risk Management Scholar||Firstar Bank||1999|
|Member of the Firm||Lowenstein Sandler PC||2011 - Present|
|Counsel||Lowenstein Sandler PC||2009 - 2010|
|Associate||Lowenstein Sandler PC||2005 - 2008|
|Associate||Stroock & Stroock & Lavan||2002 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Toastmasters||President - Lowenstein Sandler Toastmasters Club||2009 - 2011|
|American Securitization Forum||Member - Outside Counsel Subforum||2008 - 2010|
|Metropolitan Corporate Counsel||Dodd-Frank and Asset-Backed Securities: Implementation of Section 943 (Rep, Warranty and Repurchase Disclosure)||2011|
|Metropolitan Corporate Counsel||Dodd-Frank And Asset-Backed Securities: Implementation Of Section 943 (Rep, Warranty And Repurchase Disclosure)||2011|
|Capital Markets Litigation Alert||Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation: 2010 Survey||2011|
|New Jersey Lawyer Magazine||Servicing of Residential Mortgage Loans in Securitization Transactions||2010|
|The Journal of Structured Finance||Reconsidering the Future of RMBS Servicing Structures||2010|
|LS Mortgage Banking & Finance Client Alert||SEC's Overhaul of Asset-Backed Securities Regulations Part 1: Highlights||2010|
|LS Global Financial Crisis Alert||U.S. Department of the Treasury Asset Manager Selection Criteria||2008|
|LS Mortgage Banking & Finance Alert||Protecting Servicing Rights in Repos||2008|
|New York University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||Finance and Risk Management||Other - Bachelors||1999|
|Continuing Legal Education||RMBS Transaction Analysis for Enforcement Purposes||2011|
|ASF 2011||Litigation Update||2011|
|ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting||Structured Finance Litigation||2011|
|RSM McGladrey Risk and Compliance Breakfast||Current Issues in the Secondary Mortgage Market||2010|
|Lowenstein University||Distressed Debt Investing: Whole Loan and Structured Products Trades||2010|
|Continuing Legal Education||RMBS Transaction Analysis for Enforcement Purposes||2010|
|ASF 2010||The Future of RMBS Servicing||2010|
|ABS East 2010||The Future of the Structured Credit Products Market||2010|
|Global ABS 2009||Effectively Managing Increased Litigation and Enforcement||2009|
|ASF 2009||State Mortgage Finance and Foreclosure Avoidance Legislation||2009|
|ABS 2009||CDO Market Post-Mortem and Outlook||2009|
|Lowenstein University||Regulation AB: Why Am I Still Confused?||2008|