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Global law firm Ropes & Gray today announced that Evan Berman has joined the firm as counsel, based in the firm’s 500-lawyer New York office. Evan brings extensive securitization finance experience and will help build out the firm’s market-leading whole-business securitization platform.
Evan has counseled prominent franchisors including Dunkin’, Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, Arby’s, Wingstop and Jimmy John’s, their private equity sponsors, and investment banks in over $10 billion of whole-business securitizations. Evan has extensive experience in many other types of securitizations as well. For instance, he represented (i) the initial purchasers in connection with the issuance of $500 million of securitized notes backed by revenues from the Miramax film library, in the first film securitization closed since the financial crisis, (ii) the US Treasury as note purchaser in a $1.5 billion retail installment contract securitization for Chrysler as part of