Andrea (Andi) Mandell has over 29 years of experience in securitization tax. Andi focuses her practice on the tax aspects relating to structured finance, securitization, fund formation and advising not for profits on formation and governance. Andi’s areas of experience include residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities and structured finance, including the structuring of REO-to-rental financings, servicer advance facilities, debt repackagings, securitization of non-performing and re-performing mortgage loans, resecuritizations, distressed asset funds and MSR purchases and sales. Most recently, Andi’s practice has expanded to include esoteric assets, including litigation funding, structured settlements, lottery receivables, secured and unsecured consumer loans and timeshare loans. Andi has extensive experience advising tax exempt entities, REITs, hedge funds and private equity firms.

Andi served as the chair of the Tax Policy Committee of the Structured Finance Association (SFA) for four years and is a frequent writer and public speaker on tax-related regulatory developments affecting structured finance. Andi was elected to the board of SFA effective December 2020 and is excited to bring her experience and energy in furtherance of their mission. Most recently, Andi discussed “Challenges Funds Face in Structured Products” at the 2020 SFA Vegas conference. Andi leads a team of attorneys at SRZ in representing The Gary Sinise Foundation in their R.I.S.E. Program and other legal matters that arise. She has also been named to Crain’s “Notable Women in Law” list.

 

Publications

Cybersecurity Threats, Responses and Preventative Measures with SRZ’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Group," The Hedge Fund Journal, April 2021 (quoted)

“LIBOR Transition Update: New York State Legislature Passes LIBOR Transition Bill,” SRZ Alert, March 26, 2021

Speaking Engagements

“LIBOR Transition Update: New York State Legislature Passes LIBOR Transition Bill,” SRZ Alert, March 26, 2021

“FCA Announces Dates LIBOR Settings Will Cease to Be Provided or Be Representative; ISDA Declares Index Cessation Event and Fixing of Spread Adjustment,” SRZ Alert, March 8, 2021

“Finance Strategies and Structures,” SRZ 30th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, January 2021

Memberships

  • Friends of Firefighters
    • Member, Board of Directors
  • Structured Finance Association
    • Law Firm Board Representatives
  • The Fly a Kite Foundation
    • Member, Board of Directors

Distinctions

  • Named to Crain's New York Business' Notable Women in Law 
  • Recommended for Structured Finance by The Legal 500 US 

Prior Experience

  • Dentons