About Chris DiAngelo

Chris DiAngelo offers clients a comprehensive understanding of wholesale finance, the critical process through which banks and finance companies fund their lending activities. His intimate knowledge of the industry's business, legal and policymaking arenas have allowed him to execute some of its most innovative deals.

Solving funding challenges

For large banks, finance companies and government entities, Chris offers decades of experience in structured finance and securitizations, particularly in the area of mortgage financing. From banks to finance companies to government entities, institutions have turned to Chris to solve complex funding puzzles and manage the risk of holding financial assets.

Chris's depth of knowledge and experience enable him to quickly assess a client's financing goals and advise on the best options. Clients also benefit from his deep contacts throughout the industry and in the government. He acts as a lead counsel to the Structured Finance Association, and has served as chairman of its political action committee and co-chair of its legal counsel committee. He also serves as outside counsel to a Washington, DC, lobbying firm focused on the financial services industry.

The legal and industry knowledge that Chris brings to the table has allowed him to complete landmark financing deals. He assisted with the development of the REMIC credit risk transfer structure that marked an evolution in financing techniques, by opening the US residential mortgage credit market to an increased number of sources of private capital. Clients have high praise for his ability to manage complex deals, stating “Chris is smart and a critical partner to have on high-pressure situations” and that “he is one of the best in class.” Chambers USA 2023 (USA Nationwide, Capital Markets: Securitization: ABS/RMBS) survey responses.

Chris's policy knowledge includes a detailed familiarity with the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on structured finance. He is also deeply informed about housing and mortgage policy reform and its impact on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Before entering private practice, he served on the staff of the New York State Housing Finance Agency.

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"He is excellent at communicating and boiling down the material issues to what really matters." "Chris is an amazing lawyer. He always works well with our team and always spends the time to discuss issues and more importantly, explain them in a way that we can understand as business people."

Chambers USA 2022
(USA Nationwide, Capital Markets: Securitization: ABS/RMBS) survey response

Practice Focus

  • Representing financial institutions in mortgage finance, structured finance and securitization deals
  • Advising on regulations governing financial services industry
  • Advising on housing and mortgage policy reform
  • Consult with government and industry regulators on financing issues
  • Develop innovative solutions to funding challenges of financial institutions

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