He 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 regularly recognized as a leading attorney in his field by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, is highly regarded in Structured Finance and Securitization by IFLR1000, and is named a Next Generation Lawyer in The Legal 500 US.
Mr. Smith received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 1996. He graduated from Columbia College in 1993.