Investor evaluation of sustainability and societal impact – often measured by environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors – has the power to shape markets. While still concerned with financial gain, more and more investors are incorporating ideas of social responsibility, sustainability, and ethics into their decisions, whether it be the impact on a company or practice from external forces or a company’s footprint on society and the environment. Given the prominence of environmental concerns in the emerging ESG mindset, Credit Chronometer has expanded the breadth of its coverage of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) to follow broader ESG concerns, including Green ABS, which fund energy conservation projects and use of PACE-style programs to solve societal problems, such as local housing shortages. Credit Chronometer analyzes the issues from the perspective of past turning points, so that you can stay ahead of market shifts.
Davis+Gilbert’s Insolvency, Creditors’ Rights & Financial Products Practice Group represents clients in a broad range of corporate, insolvency and litigation matters. The group has been actively involved in many of the most notable and highly visible business events in recent years related to the last economic downturn and has vast experience in the area of subprime lending, including the operation of origination platforms, relationships with servicers and defending large-scale asset-backed securities litigation. The broad and diverse experience of their attorneys makes them particularly well-equipped to advise clients in rapidly evolving markets, such as, those for auto loans, student loans, marketplace lending, mortgage loans and environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. Additional highlights of the practice include the following:
Litigation: The group regularly prosecutes and defends litigation involving complex financial transactions and instruments and has defended asset-backed securities litigation, including for residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), encompassing fraud and repurchase claims, involving nearly $2 billion in claims.
Bankruptcy: The group guides clients through financially distressed situations and helps formulate and execute creditor enforcement strategies, in particular, in the case of intermediaries facing obligations to third parties. The group has defended nearly $1 billion in fraudulent transfer claims brought by the trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.
Corporate: The group also advises on a full range of financing transactions, including secured revolving and term credit facilities, receivable financing arrangements, intercreditor agreements, warehouse lending facilities and loan purchase agreements.
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