About Seth M. Messner
Seth Messner represents borrowers, lenders, collateral managers, rating agencies, credit enhancers and other parties in a wide array of domestic and international financing transactions.
Broad experience in structured finance
Seth handles a variety of structured finance transactions including consumer lending, residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS), mortgage insurance (MI), mortgage servicing rights (MSRs), single family rentals (SFRs), property assessed clean energy (PACE), collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and commercial real estate CLOs (CRE CLOs). His practice involves the structuring of credit facilities, securitizations, credit enhancement transactions and warehouse facilities. Through his representation of rating agencies, Seth has a broad and unique perspective on a wide variety of securitization transactions.
Seth is a frequent lecturer on issues relevant to the securitization industry including CLOs, CRE CLOs and LIBOR reform.
Before joining Katten, he worked for the US Department of State in New Delhi, India and Colombo, Sri Lanka. He also worked in the general counsel's office of the Student Loan Marketing Association (Sallie Mae) in Reston, Virginia, and for the Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa.
- Structured finance
- Consumer lending
- CRE CLOs
- Counsel in the sale of a portfolio of junior debt secured by 80 aircraft.
- Counsel to rating agencies in nearly 400 securitization transactions.
September 2, 2020
Katten Named Top-Tier Firm in Structured Finance and Securitization by The Legal 500 United States 2020 GuideJune 16, 2020
June 11, 2019
July 9, 2018
June 14, 2018
June 25, 2014
July 15, 2013
July 12, 2013
Katten Announces Recipients of 12th Annual Pro Bono Service Awards and Special Pro Bono Leadership AwardJuly 6, 2011
Presentations and Events
Participant | CRE CLOs: Expanding the ProductMay 20–21, 2019
Panelist | Legal Challenges Ahead for CLOs: LIBOR Reform and VolckerMay 23–24, 2018
Panelist | Investing in MSRsSeptember 16–18, 2015
Panelist | Single Family Rental SecuritizationFebruary 8–11, 2015