Robert M. Siegel is a Partner in the Corporate and Business Finance & Restructuring Groups and is the Chair of our Commercial Finance Practice. He concentrates his practice in commercial finance, securitizations, debt restructuring and loan workouts. He is experienced in all aspects of the Uniform Commercial Code, and in particular, secured transactions under Article 9. Formerly with a Wall Street based law firm, Bob has been involved in complex financial transactions nationwide and abroad. Bob was an asset-based lender and a commercial real estate lender for several years prior to entering law school, and he brings a strong business background to the practice of law.
Bob has represented numerous major banks and other financial institutions, borrowers and other parties in a wide variety of transactions, including asset-based and cash flow financings, leveraged leasing, other commercial leasing transactions, letter of credit facilities, automobile and other dealer floor plan lines of credit, mortgage warehouse lending, construction lending, corporate and real estate acquisition loans and leveraged buyouts, mezzanine and subordinated debt offerings, the purchase and sale of billions of dollars of residential and commercial mortgage loans, intercreditor arrangements, loan syndications, credit-enhanced transactions, including industrial revenue bond transactions, interest rate swaps and other derivative arrangements and Chapter 11 DIP and post-confirmation lending. He has served as seller's and Florida counsel in numerous securitized transactions and as counsel to senior and subordinated lenders in related transactions such as the creation of B-Notes, the financing, purchase and repurchase thereof, and conduit credit facilities. He also is actively involved in general corporate, healthcare (with an emphasis on managed care issues), contracting and other commercial matters.
For the past several years, he has devoted an extensive amount of time in the representation of numerous mortgage originators and correspondents throughout the country in developing strategies to prevent or minimize potential losses resulting from mortgage investor repurchase and indemnification demands, and frequently provides substantive litigation support to the firm in litigation matters involving these issues. He is a frequent speaker and author on this topic.
Bob has been consistently recognized by Chambers USA for his transactional work in banking and finance.