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Haynes and Boone

Steven H. Epstein

Steven H. Epstein

Partner

Expertise

  • Capital Markets and Securities
  • Commodities
  • Corporate
  • Energy Finance

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Haynes and Boone
New York, U.S.A.

Profile
Steve Epstein is a partner in the Finance Practice Group in the New York office of Haynes and Boone. He has extensive experience representing lenders and borrowers in connection with commodity finance, corporate finance, structured finance, asset securitization and secondary market mortgage finance transactions.

Steve has represented some of the world's largest international and domestic financial institutions and their affiliates as well as many borrowers and issuers in structuring, documenting and negotiating syndicated unsecured, secured, asset-based and asset-backed lending transactions and in connection with domestic and international asset securitizations, structured loans and other complex structured financings. He has also developed, documented and negotiated many tri-party mortgage custody programs in connection with mortgage repo transactions entered into by major investment banks and mortgage banks utilizing structures he helped innovate in the 1990s.

Steve is a former vice president and senior associate counsel of che Chase Manhattan Bank, now known as JPMorgan Chase Bank. Steve's experience in acting as internal counsel has been invaluable to him in dealing with general counsels and other members of in-house legal departments in all aspects of client representation.

Bar Admissions

New York

Education

J.D., New York University School of Law, 1986, Editor, The Journal of International Law and Politics
B.A., Williams College, 1983
Areas of Practice

Capital Markets and Securities | Commodities | Corporate | Energy Finance | Finance | Trade and Export Finance

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Has represented agent banks in a multitude of unsecured and asset-based secured syndicated commodity financing and other financing transactions involving loan amounts from $50 million to $1.5 billion.

Has represented mortgage custodians in tri-party custody and other mortgage custody facilities where the mortgage repo buyer is a major international investment bank or its affiliate, and the seller is a major mortgage bank or its affiliate, and the takeout investor may be a quasi-governmental agency that issues or
guarantees mortgage-backed securities or private label issuer.
Has represented one of the world's largest oil trading companies in its U.S. financing activities.

Has represented one of the world's largest financial institutions in connection with secured lending activities that accompany its equity investments in distressed and recovering companies.

Has represented borrowers and lenders in asset-based loans and structured import/export financings involving Latin America.

Has represented various participants in a variety of securitizations and structured financings involving commodities-related assets.
Articles

The Federal Reserve Releases Additional Guidance on the Loan Facilities Available to For Profit Businesses
Haynes and Boone, August 2020

Since the launch of the Main Street Lending Program, the Federal Reserve (through the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, which is implementing the program) issued updates on July 15, 2020 and July 31, 2020 to the Frequently Asked Questions document (“FAQ”), originally published on April 30, 2020, for the three loan facilities available to for profit businesses...

Federal Reserve Expands Main Street Lending Program to Include Nonprofit Organizations as Borrowers
Haynes and Boone, July 2020

The Federal Reserve ’s Main Street Lending Program has recently been expanded to add two potential loan options, which will enable nonprofit organizations such as educational institutions, social service organizations and hospitals to receive financial support in addition to the previously announced programs benefiting for-profit entities...

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