Nixon Peabody Strengthens Securitization and Structured Finance Team with new Tax Counsel

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New York, NY. International law firm Nixon Peabody LLP continues the expansion of the firm’s Securitization and Structured Finance team with the arrival of [private]Sarah Nelson. who joins the firm as tax counsel in the Global Finance practice. Ms. Nelson will be based in the New York City office.

Ms. Nelson’s practice focuses on representing issuers, underwriters, and credit-enhancers as tax counsel with respect to structuring and documenting residential mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, and commercial mortgage-backed securitizations. Ms. Nelson has represented lenders and borrowers, and advised distressed debt servicers, lenders, and trustees.

“A key element to our economic recovery is a healthy and robust securitization and structured finance market,” said Keith Krasney, a New York City partner and co-leader of the firm’s Securitization and Structured Finance team. “Sarah’s arrival strengthens the firm’s existing financing capabilities and continues the growth of this practice. Sarah’s experience will complement our existing team’s knowledge and skill set, which enables us to deliver excellent results to clients.”

“Though the credit market presents challenges, it also presents tremendous opportunities for our clients,” said Mats Carlson, leader of the firm’s Global Finance practice. “Our Securitization and Structured Finance team is well-versed in the changing landscape and is well-positioned to continue advising our clients on how to navigate through the evolving market.”

Ms. Nelson earned both her J.D. and her LL.M. in taxation from the New York University School of Law, and her B.A. from Stanford University.[/private]

Nixon Peabody LLP is recognized as a “Global 100” law firm—one of the largest in the world. With 800 attorneys collaborating across major practice areas in 17 cities, including Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rochester, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC, the firm’s size, diversity, and advanced technological resources enable it to offer comprehensive legal services to individuals and organizations of all sizes in local, state, national, and international matters. Nixon Peabody LLP was recognized as one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies To Work For®” three years in a row. The firm has also been named to the Human Rights Campaign’s 2010 “Best Places To Work For LGBT Equality” list.

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