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 residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS), asset-backed securities (ABS), single family rentals (SFRs), whole business securitizations (WBS), 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 a wide range of ABS and RMBS matters.
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 hundreds of transactions.
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Presentations and Events
April 26, 2022
May 20–21, 2019Participant | CRE CLOs: Expanding the Product
May 23–24, 2018Panelist | Legal Challenges Ahead for CLOs: LIBOR Reform and Volcker
September 16–18, 2015Panelist | Investing in MSRs
February 8–11, 2015Panelist | Single Family Rental Securitization