Sean focuses his practice on asset-backed securitizations, warehouse credit facilities and secured financings across a broad spectrum of asset classes, including litigation advances, structured settlements, life settlements, insurance commissions, equipment leases, lottery receivables and other specialty finance products. He also represents providers of capital in a variety of commercial litigation finance transactions, including law firm loans and plaintiff fundings on both a single case and portfolio basis.

In addition, Sean regularly advises clients on swaps, repos and other derivative products, as well as regulatory developments impacting the derivatives market. His experience includes the negotiation of ISDA master agreements, repurchase agreements, futures and OTC clearing agreements, prime brokerage agreements, master confirmation agreements and other trading documentation.

Representations

  • Represented multiple litigation funders in making investments in patent infringement lawsuits, antitrust litigation, shareholder appraisal rights litigation and complex commercial disputes, both domestically and internationally.
  • Represented specialty finance holding company as borrower in a warehouse facility secured by structured settlements, personal annuities, litigation advances, bankruptcy claims, insurance commissions and medical receivables.
  • Acted as issuer’s counsel in securitizations of insurance administration fee receivables and insurance commission receivables.
  • Represented lenders in warehouse facility to an originator of loans to mass tort law firms.
  • Represented purchaser in forward flow arrangement for the acquisition and financing of middle-market loans.
  • Represented lenders in warehouse facility to a fintech company secured by home equity investments.

Publications

“Trading Agreements — Buy-Side Considerations (COVID-19),” SRZ Alert, March 17, 2020

Private Equity Funds: Formation and Operation (Practising Law Institute), 2018-2019 (contributor)

Hedge Funds: Formation, Operation and Regulation (ALM Law Journal Press), 2018 (contributor)

“U.S. Regulators Adopt Final Rule on Margin Requirements for Non-Cleared Swaps,” The Hedge Fund Journal, November 2015 (co-author)

“U.S. Regulators Adopt Final Rule on Margin Requirements for Non-Cleared Swaps — What Investment Managers Need to Know,” SRZ Client Alert, Nov. 9, 2015 (co-author)

Prior Experience

  • Mariner Investment Group LLC