About Stephen B. Esko

Recognized as a leading lawyer in the Structured Finance: Securitizations category by The Legal 500 US, Stephen Esko advises clients on all aspects of asset-backed and mortgage-backed securitizations.

A creative problem-solver with a client-first approach

Stephen’s experience encompasses a wide range of structured finance transactions, including issuer and underwriter representation in public and private securitizations, asset sales and financings, structured note issuances and credit derivatives work. Clients recognize him as someone they can trust, stating, “He is very thoughtful, very smart and works with you to become your partner in resolving whatever is on the table.” (Chambers USA 2022). Stephen works with government-sponsored enterprises, banks, lenders, broker-dealers and mortgage loan servicers.

"He is a very nuanced thinker who provides practical solutions to complex issues."

Chambers USA 2023
(USA Nationwide, Capital Markets: Securitization: CMBS) survey response

Practice Focus

  • Asset-backed and mortgaged-backed securitizations
  • Structured finance transactions
  • Public and private securitizations
  • Asset sales and financings
  • Structured note issuance
  • Credit derivatives