Martin B. Howard is a partner in the firm’s Structured Finance Group. Marty is a securities, finance and securitization lawyer advising sophisticated financial institutions in the financing, purchase and sale, and securitization of financial assets.

Marty is a securities, finance and securitization lawyer advising sophisticated financial institutions in the financing, purchase and sale, and securitization of financial assets. Marty advises issuers, underwriters, dealers, placement agents, collateral managers, servicers and investment funds in domestic and offshore securities offerings, both public and private, involving the securitization of mortgage-backed securities, collateralized loan obligations, collateralized debt obligations, manufactured housing contracts, residual interests and credit card receivables.

Marty has extensive experience advising clients with respect to a broad array of mortgage products, including prime and non-prime, closed-end second lien, home equity loans, non-performing and re-performing loans, and seasoned loans. Marty also represents investment banks, bank holding companies and investment funds on warehouse financings, whole loan purchases and sales, sales and securitization of servicing advance receivables and the day-to-day operations of servicing mortgage loans.

During the last 31 years of practice in the global financial markets, Marty has been involved with several innovations in financial products and has lectured to domestic and international audiences on the workings of the securitization process, including the rules and regulations of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

  • Prior to joining Orrick, Marty was a partner at Giancarlo & Gnazzo, A Professional Corporation, from 1995 to 1997, and an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, including two years in Skadden's Tokyo office, from 1986 to 1995. Marty obtained his J.D. from Loyola Law School, where he graduated cum laude and was the recipient of the Loyola Law School Scholarship, his M.B.A. from the Claremont Graduate School and his A.B. from the University of Southern California.

  • Representative Experience:

    • Preparation and filing of shelf registration statements under the '33 Act and ongoing reporting requirements under the '34 Act.
    • Representation of investment banks, bank holding companies and investment funds in connection with the private placement of securities and the sale of securities under Regulation S and Rule 144A of the '33 Act both domestically and abroad.
    • Representation of issuers and collateral managers in connection with the warehouse financing, collateralized debt obligations and the ongoing management of the assets held by special purpose vehicles established in the United States, Ireland, the Netherlands, the Cayman Islands and Japan.
    • Representation of servicers in connection with the securitization and sale of servicing advance receivables.
    • Representation of several investment banks in connection with billions of dollars of securities offerings involving bonds, pass-through certificates and notes.
    • Representation of investment advisors in connection with investment management agreements.
    • Representation of various financial institutions in the purchase and sale of large loan portfolios.

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