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Lorraine Massaro

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Ms. Massaro has been engaged in the practice of corporate and finance law since 1977. She has extensive transactional experience in a wide spectrum of sophisticated corporate finance matters, including cross-border transactions; trade receivable and mortgage-backed securitizations; asset-based lending; senior, mezzanine and subordinated debt securities and loans; preferred securities of numerous different structures; mergers and acquisitions; venture capital; joint ventures and strategic alliances; exchange offers; recapitalizations; consensual restructurings of public debt; secured and unsecured syndicated loans; distressed debt and loan trading; energy project financings; off-balance sheet structured financings and other debt and equity financings in the domestic and international, public and private markets; as well as global and domestic, SEC-registered offerings; Regulation S offerings; and Rule 144A and other private securities offerings by U.S. and foreign issuers.

Ms. Massaro worked with investment bank financial institution clients during the initial creation of the securitization of private label mortgage loans, which devolved into the securitization of numerous other asset classes and structures in her practice which are commonly used today. Recently, Ms. Massaro has been heavily engaged in transactions involving standard financings by smaller financial institutions and specialty lenders of solar projects. She has also represented a global financial institution in the use of Solar Renewable Energy Certificates as collateral for a loan. She was a founding member of the project team working with the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory which is an organization charged with the standardization of solar deal documents and related legal and structural issues intended to result in the widespread availability of securitization as a cost-effective financing technique for solar energy and to expedite the entry of traditional commercial bank lenders and other funding sources to the solar energy area.

She regularly represents investment banks, commercial banks, issuers, venture capital investors, institutional lenders and borrowers. In addition, she has worked extensively with public and private (including start-up) companies as general outside counsel, including in respect of governance, securities laws compliance, general corporate housekeeping, disclosure issues, financings and mergers and acquisitions.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • New York Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association - Structured Finance Subcommittee