About John P. Keiserman

John Keiserman represents issuers, underwriters, and lenders on structured finance transactions across all asset classes, with particular experience in matters involving motor vehicle collateral. Recognized as a leading lawyer in structured finance by The Legal 500 US, John brings a creative, pragmatic approach to every transaction to ensure that his clients' business goals are achieved even as they contend with an evolving regulatory regime. With his deep understanding of automobile loan, automobile lease, and dealer floorplan receivables-backed deals, John regularly advises clients about developments in securities laws and transaction structures that impact those sectors.

A laser focus on the motor vehicle sector

John's clients include captive finance companies and independent lenders, new market entrants and issuers with more than 20 years of experience, and underwriters, initial purchasers, lenders, and investors who demand counsel that understands the peculiarities of every type of issuance, offering, and deal structure. In addition to working extensively on transactions involving every type of motor vehicle collateral, John also focuses on structuring deals with underlying collateral that ranges in quality from deep subprime to super-prime and understands how to tailor structures to reflect each asset's unique characteristics.

Understanding the auto industry and the unique features of motor vehicle-backed securitizations also allows John to give advice that keeps his clients on top of regulatory trends and at the front of the market on deal structures and innovative approaches. John advises securitization industry groups and informal groups of issuers on regulatory matters impacting these motor vehicle securitizations and has prepared numerous comment letters to regulatory bodies on these topics.

John's focus on motor vehicle deals is supplemented and enhanced by deep experience on transactions utilizing other types of collateral, including mortgage loans, home equity lines of credit, equipment loans and leases, franchise loans and diversified payment rights. He also has represented collateral managers and monoline insurers on market value, cash flow and synthetic collateralized debt obligations and collateralized loan obligations.

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Practice Focus

  • Structured finance transactions
  • Asset-backed securities regulation
  • Motor vehicle securitizations

Presentations and Events

  • December 8 and 10, 2020
    Moderator | Securitization Disclosure and Document Updates for 2020 and 2021
  • January 21–24, 2014
    Moderator | Auto ABS (Prime and Subprime)
  • November 2013
    iGlobal's Securitization Finance Summit
    Moderator | Opportunities and Risks in the Subprime Auto Sector
  • January 2013
    The American Securitization Forum's 2013 Conference
    Panelist | Reg AB II Proposals and Potential Rule Outcomes
  • January 2012
    The American Securitization Forum's 2012 Conference
    Moderator | ABS Collateral Information: Current Practices and Policy Reforms
  • April 2008
    IIR's Introduction to Securitization Seminar
    Presenter | Legal and Regulatory Issues: A General Overview
  • May 2007
    IMN's ABS East Conference
    Panelist | Whole Loan Sales as a Funding Alternative for Consumer Non-Mortgage ABS Loans