American University Washington College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1992
- Law Review, Associate Editor
University of California at Santa Cruz, B.A., with honors, 1988
International Swaps and Derivatives Association
Structured Finance Industry Group
- Marketplace Lending Committee
Ken Marin is Co-Office Leader of Chapman's New York office and a partner in the firm's Asset Securitization Department. Ken’s primary focus is on structured finance and securitization and financial and derivative products. Ken has extensive experience with asset-backed securities, including credit card receivables, student loans, marketplace lending, single-family rental, residential mortgages, dealer floor plan, auto and equipment leases, esoteric assets including mutual fund fees, tobacco fees, farm subsidies, loans to medical practices, insurance premium finance, and trade receivables; collateralized loan obligations; sale and securitization of distressed assets; credit and equity derivatives; covered bonds; and interest rate swaps.
Ken's clients include issuers, underwriters, lenders, credit enhancers, investors and derivative providers in both public offerings and private placements of asset-backed securities in the term and commercial paper conduit markets. His representations often involve unique assets and novel cash flow, bankruptcy and tax structures. Ken frequently represents industry advocacy groups in connection with the Dodd-Frank Act and other current legislative and regulatory initiatives affecting securitization.
- Representation of a Chinese fund, as lender, in a $25 million senior secured warehouse facility related to consumer loans
- Representation of lenders, investors and issuers in connection with warehouse financing and securitization of over $1 billion in marketplace loans
- Representation of retailer in its securitization of over $1 billion of credit card receivables
- Representation of lenders and underwriters in equipment finance transactions
- Representation of major banks as derivative provider in connection with numerous structured finance and municipal finance transactions
- Representation of major U.S. bank as provider of over $1 billion in debt, equity and warehouse financing to emerging consumer finance companies
- Representation of lenders in connection with a $100 million warehouse facility and the initial purchasers in connection with the issuance of $300 million in term notes issued by the credit card financing arm of a major U.S. clothing retailer
- Served as deal counsel for the purchase and securitization of a $1.5 billion portfolio of distressed credit card receivables in a transaction awarded “deal of the year”
- Federal Court Decision Creates Uncertainty for Non-Bank Loan Assignees and Certain Marketplace Lenders Regarding the Scope of Federal Preemption of State Usury LawsSeptember 2015 (Originally Published June 3, 2015)
- December 18, 2013
- May 16, 2013
- Co-Author, "Dodd–Frank Swaps Clearing Requirement and Possible Impact on Securitization Transactions" The Journal of Structured Finance, Summer 2013.
- Co-Author, “The Volcker Rule and Conflict-of-Interest Rulemaking: Will Traditional Securitization Survive?” The Journal of Structured Finance, Spring 2012.
- Co-author, "Securitizations of Bank Assets: Impact of Bank Insolvencies and Related Issues," Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law, September/October 2009.
- Co-author, “U.S. Covered Bonds: Are They Here To Stay?” Total Securitization, June 9, 2008.
- Co-author, “Take Cover,” The Deal, October 10, 2008. (Discusses covered bonds as a financing alternative during the current financial crisis.)
- Co-author, “Covered Bonds: Shelter from the Storm?” Asset Securitization Report, May 26, 2008.
- Co-author, “Regulatory Developments in Credit Card Securitization,” Business Week, December 19, 2003.