Jason Smith is a partner in Weil's Structured Finance and Derivatives practice and is based in New York. Mr. Smith represents issuers, financial institutions, credit enhancers and investors in corporate and structured securities offerings, both in the United States and abroad.
Mr. Smith has extensive experience in structuring rental car fleet financings, vehicle and equipment fleet lease securitizations and collateralized bond and loan obligation transactions (including broadly-syndicated, middle market loans and distressed debt), as well as a wide range of synthetic/derivative products including credit default swaps, total return swaps and credit-linked notes.
Mr. Smith has participated in the securitization of auto loans, commercial loans, student loans, equipment loans, credit card receivables, trade receivables, equipment and vehicle leases, as well as royalty receivables and other intellectual property in both the term and commercial paper markets.
Mr. Smith is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer in his field by Chambers USA and Chambers Global. He has also been recognized as a “Highly Regarded” lawyer for Derivatives, Structured Finance and Securitization in the U.S. by IFLR1000 and is recommended for Structured Finance by Legal 500 US.
Mr. Smith received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.A. from Columbia College.