NEW YORK, August 5, 2008 – LawFuel – Legal Announcements – Kaye Scholer LLP announced that Madeleine M. L. Tan has joined the firm’s Corporate & Finance Department as a Partner in its New York office, effective August 1, 2008.
Ms. Tan has extensive experience advising equity investors, lenders, project developers, alternative investment funds, special situation funds, issuers and underwriters in the areas of equity and debt offerings as well as asset-backed, tax-advantaged and structured finance transactions, including securitization, derivatives and leveraged leasing. Ms. Tan’s experience allows her to combine her structured finance background to create structured products involving commodities such as carbon credits and securitizations of project finance revenues. She advises clients on issues surrounding the subprime market collapse in an effort to identify and execute on arbitrage and repackaging strategies. She also practices in the area of whole company securitization.
In addition, Ms. Tan advises corporations, financial institutions, specialized funds and the trading community on the financing of alternative energy projects, and derivatives and structured products. Her focus has been on securitizations of alternative asset classes, including legal fee receivables, illiquid assets and royalties. Apart from structured finance, Ms. Tan has leveraged her leasing and project finance experience to focus on debt and equity financings of alternative energy and renewable energy projects, including wind farm and solar power plants, and projects falling under the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol. Ms. Tan has significant experience with carbon emissions rules and regulations and has advised on both European and U.S. carbon finance and legislation, including the European Union Emission Trading System (“EU ETS”) and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (“RGGI”).
Henry Morriello, Co-Chair of the firm’s Structured Finance Group, said, “Madeleine’s addition will significantly enhance our ability to serve our clients’ needs, particularly in light of her expertise with a vast array of structured vehicles.” Morriello continued, “Madeleine’s joining the firm, as well as the recent additions of William “Butch” Cullen and Janet Barbiere, further solidifies Kaye Scholer’s position as one of the leading Structured Finance practices in the United States.”
William Tanenbaum, a Partner in the firm’s Green Technology Practice and Chair of the firm’s Technology, Intellectual Property & Outsourcing Practice, said, “Madeleine’s addition is integral to the expansion of the firm’s Green Technology Group where she will contribute to the firm’s services to companies in the carbon emissions and energy efficiency markets in the U.S. and Europe and to those developing carbon offset policies. This complements the firm’s work in Green IT and Green Outsourcing.”
Ms. Tan commented, “Kaye Scholer’s highly regarded Structured Finance practice and its Green Technology practice are a perfect fit for me.” Ms. Tan continued, “I am excited to be joining the firm and I look forward to providing clients with the full range of services offered at Kaye Scholer.”
Ms. Tan received both her law and undergraduate degrees from the University of New South Wales, Australia, with honors. She joins Kaye Scholer from Brown Rudnick LLP, where she was a Partner in the Structured Finance Group and the Climate & Energy Group.
About Kaye Scholer LLP
Kaye Scholer’s Structured Finance Group brings together a team of financing lawyers with extensive experience not only in asset securitization transactions, but also in the related fields of tax, public offerings, regulatory matters, real estate and certain specialized industries. The Group represents many leading commercial banks (both U.S. and international), as well as investment banks, finance companies and corporations, in all aspects of securitization, including structuring and documenting transactions, forming multi-seller conduits and special purpose vehicles, obtaining ratings, representing providers of liquidity and credit enhancement, and representing issuers, trustees, underwriters and investors. The Group’s work includes transactions in the United States, as well as cross-border and international transactions.
Comprised of lawyers from the firm’s eight offices located on three continents, Kaye Scholer’s multi-disciplinary Green Technology Group brings together legal, governmental and business acumen that provides guidance on the pressing issues facing businesses that are planning Green Technology strategies, including issues relating to Green Sourcing, Wind and Alternative Energies, Climate Change Regulation and Carbon Finance, Green Corporate Technology Policies, Green Construction, and Patent Litigation and False Advertising as they relate to Green initiatives.
Kaye Scholer refers to Kaye Scholer LLP and its affiliates, with offices in Chicago, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, New York, Shanghai, Washington, DC, and West Palm Beach. Founded in New York City in 1917, Kaye Scholer now includes more than 500 lawyers and represents public and private companies, governmental entities, financial institutions, and other organizations in matters around the world.
Additional information is available on the firm’s website: www.kayescholer.com.