JOSH FRITSCH’s practice focuses on the representation of bank and non-bank financial institutions in structured finance transactions relating to residential mortgages and properties. In particular, Josh represents warehouse lenders in the financing of residential mortgage assets (including re-performing, non-performing, new origination and investor/fix and flip loans and single family rental properties). His practice also focuses on representing sponsors and underwriters in securitization transactions involving a variety of asset classes, including residential mortgages, single family rental loans, and commercial loans. Josh also has extensive experience in representing purchasers and sellers of mortgage loans in connection with the servicing of such loans and other issues arising from mortgage ownership.
Prior to joining Sidley, Josh was a litigation associate at another leading law firm where he represented clients in a broad range of litigations and regulatory matters, including investor lawsuits arising out of the 2007–2008 financial crisis, including disputes related to residential mortgage-backed securities and CDOs, bankruptcy proceedings, and FDIC receiverships, as well as numerous other complex securities and commercial litigations and regulatory proceedings. In particular, he acted as a primary coordinating counsel for a large financial institution with respect to dozens of litigations and regulatory proceedings arising out of its legacy residential mortgage-backed securities business, and was seconded twice to that client.