Robert N. Chiperfield, Jr. is a partner in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and is a member of the Structured Finance and Derivatives practice. He represents issuers, underwriters, collateral managers, investors, monoline insurance companies and other credit enhancers in structured finance and derivatives transactions, both in the United States and abroad.
Mr. Chiperfield has participated in the securitization of a wide variety of asset types, including credit card receivables, residential and commercial mortgage loans, home equity loans, manufactured housing loans and auto loans, with a particular focus on collateralized loan and bond transactions (CLOs and CDOs), credit derivative transactions and other structured products. His CLO and CDO experience includes cash, market value and synthetic structures and has involved various types of collateral, including leveraged loans, high-yield bonds, distressed loans, middle market loans and mezzanine securities, asset-backed securities, mortgage-backed securities, CDOs, bank, insurance company and REIT trust preferred securities and private equity and hedge fund interests. Mr. Chiperfield also has extensive experience with distressed securitization sponsors/vehicles and derivative counterparties, including in bankruptcy proceedings.
Mr. Chiperfield is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets – Securitisation by Chambers USA and Chambers Global and is regularly ranked as a leading lawyer in Derivatives, Structured Finance and Securitisation by IFLR1000. He has also been recognized as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets – Structured Products by Chambers USA and Chambers Global. He is also consistently recommended by Legal 500 US for Structured Finance.