PIETRO FONTANA has extensive experience in a large variety of innovative and complex structured finance transactions. Pietro has particular experience in the representation of underwriters, initial purchasers, placement agents, and lenders in asset-backed securitization transactions involving various asset classes, including auto loans and leases, auto floorplan accounts, and equipment loans and leases. Pietro regularly advises clients on Article 8 and Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) matters and matters relating to the Hague Securities Convention in the context of structuring and documenting credit agreements, warehouse lending agreements, and other secured financings. Pietro also focuses on a wide array of cross-border structured finance transactions, including secured lending, private offerings of secured notes, repurchase agreements, and other financing transactions.
Pietro also worked for General Electric Oil & Gas as senior counsel for Europe where he focused on engineering, construction, procurement, financing, and sale contracts for turbines, compressors, and other complex equipment used in the oil and gas industry.
Pietro earned his law degree from Università degli Studi di Milano and his Master of Laws from University of Pennsylvania Law School.