NEW YORK – LAWFUEL – Law Firm Newswire – Hunton & Williams LLP today…

NEW YORK – LAWFUEL – Law Firm Newswire – Hunton & Williams LLP today announced that Steven H. Becker has joined the firm in its New York City office, as a partner with its asset securitization practice group and capital markets team. Becker joins Hunton & Williams from the structured finance and corporate and financial institutions practice group of Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP and brings with him extensive experience in a wide range of mortgage finance and securitization matters.

Hunton & Williams boasts one of the nation’s leading securitization practices, with more than 40 lawyers focused on securitization and structured finance matters. The firm’s clients include some of the most active participants in the mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities markets, and the firm has handled securitization transactional matters involving the public issuance of more than $1 trillion in mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities.

“Our securitization practice continues to grow at a significant pace, and we are delighted to have Steven join us,” said Kevin Buckley, co-head of the firm’s asset securitization practice. “Steven’s substantial mortgage finance experience complements our existing mortgage securitization practice and bolsters our capital markets and finance practice in New York.” Mike Nedzbala, who co-heads the practice with Buckley, added “Steven’s practice also dovetails with the firm’s structured finance, asset-backed lending and restructuring, bankruptcy and workout practices. Our clients will benefit from the breadth of Steven’s experience.”

Licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey, Becker received his undergraduate degree in economics from Cornell University and law degree with high honors from Rutgers University. Prior to attending law school, he worked in the mortgage industry for four years at the Prudential Home Mortgage Company, Inc. He can be reached by telephone at +1 (212) 309-1133 and by e-mail at [email protected]

The New York office of Hunton & Williams was established in 1984 and is home to more than 70 lawyers. The firm’s New York practice emphasizes asset securitization, structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and capital markets work for public companies, including financial institutions and energy companies; privacy and information management; complex commercial and consumer litigation; insurance and reinsurance matters; environmental and energy regulatory matters; intellectual property matters, with particular emphasis on the pharmaceutical industry; work-out and bankruptcy representation; and unfair competition matters.

About Hunton & Williams LLP

Hunton & Williams provides legal services to corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals, as well as to a broad array of other entities. Since our establishment more than a century ago, Hunton & Williams has grown to more than 975 attorneys serving clients in 100 countries from 19 offices around the world. While our practice has a strong industry focus on energy, financial services and life sciences, the depth and breadth of our experience extends to more than 100 separate practice areas, including bankruptcy and creditors rights, commercial litigation, corporate transactions and securities law, intellectual property, international and government relations, regulatory law, products liability, and privacy and information management. For more information about Hunton & Williams, visit our website at www.hunton.com.

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