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Joshua M. Kerstein


Joshua focuses his practice on corporate finance, securities, securitizations and structured finance.

As a finance attorney, Joshua represents issuers, financial institutions, broker-dealers, investment firms, funds and investment companies, investment advisors and others. He routinely assists clients in capital-raising activities, including debt, equity, structured finance, securitization, project finance and acquisition and disposition of cash-flowing assets. He also advises clients in corporate governance, compliance, registration, reporting and disclosure matters under the securities laws.

  • Represents issuers, sponsors and investment banks in public and private debt and equity securities offerings, secured and unsecured credit facilities and conduit financings and other capital-raising transactions.
  • Represents clients in structuring and documenting securitization, credit facilities and other structured finance transactions secured by various assets classes such as guaranteed (FFELP) and private student loans, unsecured consumer loans, residential and commercial mortgages, equipment, dealer-contracts, receivables, insurance premium loans and life settlements.
  • Advises clients on compliance, registration, reporting and disclosure requirements under the securities laws.
  • Counsel to originators, sellers, servicers and purchasers in documenting and negotiating one-time and ongoing (flow) sales and servicing of various cash-flowing assets.
  • Represents investment banks and issuers in various restructuring or refinancing transactions and related tender or exchange offers.
  • Counsel to clients in structuring and documenting EB-5 securities offerings.
  • Counsel to the sponsor and issuer in the first $5 billion secured liquidity note (commercial paper) conduit facility secured by student loans.
  • Counsel to administrators and servicers in various student loan financing transactions.
  • Special counsel to a publicly registered investment company (municipal bond fund).
  • Counsel clients in various project-based financings such as golf-course renovations, hotels and retail stores.