About Anna-Liza Harris

Anna-Liza Harris advises clients on tax issues related to asset-backed securitizations, residential and multifamily mortgage-backed securitizations, derivatives, and domestic and cross-border financing transactions. She is national co-chair of Katten's Structured Finance and Securitization practice and a partner in the Tax practice.

Designer of structured products

An important aspect of Anna-Liza's practice is designing innovative securitization structures. These include many "first of their kind" transactions that require both creativity and extensive market knowledge to develop. Anna-Liza has worked with a broad range of financial assets including distressed and non-performing debt, debt secured by esoteric assets, synthetics and debt issued in revolving structures.

Anna-Liza works with clients ranging from first-time issuers to frequent market participants. She counsels clients on the taxation of investment vehicles, including REMICs, grantor trusts and offshore funds. Anna-Liza also has experience with the tax concerns of private equity funds and hedge funds. She is a past chair and active member of the Structured Finance Association's (SFA's) Tax Policy Committee.

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Practice Focus

  • Taxation of financial products
  • Real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs)
  • Collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and CRE CLOs

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