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PILLSBURY ADDS STRUCTURED FINANCE PARTNER PETER MORGAN TO NEW YORK OFFICE Morgan strengthens the firm’s structured products, transportation finance and private equity groups

September 10, 2013

New York — Pillsbury today announced that Peter Morgan, highly regarded for his experience with structured finance and private equity transactions, has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Structured Products Team. His client base covers a broad range of industries, including energy, insurance, financial services and transportation.

While his primary practice focuses on structured finance, Morgan has a strong background in leasing, lending, private equity and fund formation involving a variety of assets, such as lease and loan receivables and transportation equipment. He has advised numerous parties, including insurers, underwriters, investors, issuers and liquidity banks, in public and private securitizations, lease arrangements, senior secured transactions, second-lien financings, mezzanine financings and high-yield debt issuances. Morgan also counsels clients on distressed debt and special opportunity matters, including representing clients in workout negotiations and asset acquisitions and dispositions.

“I am thrilled that Peter has selected Pillsbury, recognizing the powerful strategic fit with our platform,” said Pillsbury Chair James Rishwain, Jr. “As we continue to increase the scope and range of services we offer our clients in finance, one of our core industry sectors, Peter’s varied finance background and his deep experience with structured products are a welcomed asset.”

“Peter brings a fairly unique combination of skills to our finance team,” noted Mats Carlston, Pillsbury partner. “His experience in private equity, transportation and structured finance will enhance our capabilities in several key areas.”

“I have known Peter for many years, and am very excited to have him join our group,” said Jeffrey Stern. “Peter will be a great asset for us, and will add both depth and breadth to our structured products practice.”

“Pillsbury’s finance platform is well known throughout the industry,” Morgan said. “I’m excited about the great opportunity to collaborate with my structured finance colleagues as well as use our combined resources to extend the work we do for clients on leasing, lending and private equity matters.”

Morgan earned his J.D. from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where he was a Wypyski Scholar and editor of the Hofstra Law & Policy Symposium. He received his B.S. in Accounting from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars.

Morgan is a member of the American Bar Association’s Commercial Finance and Private Equity and Venture Capital Committees as well as the Uniform Commercial Code Subcommittee. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Arab Bankers Association of North America, the Managed Funds Association and the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association.

About Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with an industry focus on energy & natural resources, financial services including financial institutions, real estate & construction, and technology. Based in the world's major financial, technology and energy centers, Pillsbury counsels clients on global business, regulatory and litigation matters. We work in multidisciplinary teams that allow us to understand our clients’ objectives, anticipate trends and bring a 360-degree perspective to complex business and legal issues—helping clients to take greater advantage of new opportunities, meet and exceed their objectives and better mitigate risk. This collaborative work style helps produce the results our clients seek.

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