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Jim Cotins

Jim Cotins

Partner

Partner
Jim Cotins

Jim Cotins is a partner in the Structured Capital Markets group. He has extensive experience in structured finance, including all aspects of the securitization of loans and securities backed by commercial real estate, with a primary focus on CMBS, including multi-seller conduits, single borrower securitizations, CRE CLOs, net-lease securitizations and single family rental securitizations (including both single borrower and multi-borrower deals).

Jim regularly represents all the main participants in commercial real estate-related securitizations, including issuers, underwriters, collateral managers, loan sellers and a nationally recognized statistical rating agency organization. He also represents investors in the acquisition and financing of all types of commercial real estate-related assets, including whole loans, B-Notes, participations, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, bank loans, CMBS and REIT debt.

  • Representation of a first time issuer in connection with the creation and issuance of US$250 million of notes backed by a pool of net leased properties.
  • Primary outside counsel for one of the most active rating agencies for commercial mortgage-backed securities.
  • Representation of a major investment bank in connection with a US$900 million securitization of net-leased properties.
  • Representation of a major investment bank in connection with a CRE CLO.
  • Primary outside counsel for a major investment bank in connection with its resecuritization program of commercial mortgage-backed securities.

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Career and qualifications

  • Washington University in St. Louis (BA) 1986,
  • Boston University School of Law (JD, cum laude) 1989
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 1990
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2019