• Jamie Kocis advises securitization participants in both warehouse securitization facilities and term securitizations across all esoteric asset classes. She serves as deal counsel in market-leading transactions involving new and emerging asset classes, including in the solar asset and commercial PACE (property assessed clean energy) space.

    Jamie represents issuers, underwriters, borrowers, lenders and service providers in structured finance transactions involving a variety of asset classes, including timeshare loans, solar assets, commercial PACE assets, structured settlements, lottery receivables, equipment leases, auto loans, consumer loans, small business loans, collateralized debt obligations, commercial mortgage loans, marketplace lending, distressed assets, government contract receivables, student loans, and trademark and licensing rights. She also counsels investment funds in their participation in tender option bond programs.

    Chambers USA recognized Jamie as a leading securitization lawyer. According to a Chambers source, “She is responsive, constructive, she works with all parties to resolve any issues" and "is very good for esoteric securitization and PACE” (2021).

    Jamie has also been named one of the 500 Leading Dealmakers in America by Lawdragon (2021), named one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon (2019 – 2021), named to PACENation’s First 100 Leaders (2019) and named among the Notable Women in Law by Crain’s New York Business (2019).

    Jamie is co-chair of Kramer Levin’s Women’s Initiative Committee and is a member of the firm’s Attorneys of Color Affinity Group.

    Experience

    • Represents lenders and underwriters in numerous securitization transactions relating to power purchase agreements, leases and loans for solar assets.

    • Represents lenders and underwriters in securitization transactions relating to commercial PACE (property assessed clean energy) assets.

    • Represented underwriters and issuers in numerous securitization transactions relating to timeshare loans originated by major lodging and timeshare companies.

    • Represented an investor in a transaction secured by a music artist’s copyrights.

    • Represents underwriters and originators in connection with subprime auto-loan securitization transactions.

    • Represented investors in transactions securitizing government receivables from federal energy savings performance contracts.

    • Represented investors in transactions securitizing lottery winnings.

    • Represented investors in transactions securitizing structured settlements.

    • Represented an investor in the securitization of equipment for a national commercial equipment finance and leasing company focused on the construction, fleet transportation and waste industries.

    • Represented an investor in numerous municipal tender option bond facilities.

    • Represented a brand-centric company and investors in numerous securitization transactions backed by license revenue and entered into in connection with the acquisition of brands.

    • Represented an investor in the securitization of license revenue for a global fashion house.

    • Represented collateral managers in CRE CDOs, high-grade ABS CDOs, CLOs, synthetic CDOs and hybrid CDOs.

    • Represented the largest nationwide provider of bulk CO2 equipment and distributor of beverage-grade CO2 in a unique whole-business term and revolving securitization transaction, the proceeds of which were used by a private equity fund in a going private transaction to fund a substantial portion of the acquisition price for the company.

    • Represented underwriters and originators in public and private offerings of commercial mortgage-backed securities.

    • Advised investment funds and one of the largest mortgage loan servicers in the country in connection with the negotiation of agency security forward-trading facilities (Master Securities Forward Transaction Agreements).

    Credentials

    Education

    • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 2000
      • Senior Articles Editor, University of Miami Law Review
      • Order of the Coif
    • B.S., Binghamton University, State University of New York, 1996

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey, 2000
    • New York, 2001

    Professional Affiliations

    • New York City Bar Association, Structured Finance Committee
    • Women in Securitization
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