KEVIN BLAUCH is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and serves as the global leader of Sidley’s Global Finance practice. He focuses his practice on all aspects of structured finance, with a particular focus on the representation of various depositors/issuers, underwriters/initial purchasers and originators/sellers of mortgage loans in a wide range of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) transactions. Kevin has also represented issuers and underwriters in Re-REMIC transactions and NPL securitizations, and the structuring of pari passu/companion loans and A/B mortgage loans. In addition, Kevin has also done extensive work in the commercial mortgage loan workout area; and various bankruptcy and insolvency matters involving real estate and CMBS in particular.
Kevin was recognized for his work in securitization in The Best Lawyers in America (2013–2020) and is regularly listed in Chambers Global (2013–2021) and Chambers USA (2011–2020). He was also recently highlighted as a “Spotlight Lawyer” for his CMBS work by Chambers Global 2020. Clients note that he is “well-regarded for his expertise in CMBS transactions including regularly representing major financial institutions in high-value transactions,” as well as being “an outstanding practitioner who handles himself very well.” He was also recommended in structured finance (2013–2017) and real estate (2013–2014) in The Legal 500 US guide.
He has represented numerous different investment and commercial banks in various capacities in structured finance transactions.
Kevin is well regarded in connection with securities law compliance and related aspects of securitization transactions, including Securities Offering Reform, Regulation AB and Regulation AB II, and the various rules adopted under Dodd-Frank and other regulatory initiatives (including risk retention).