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Karen R. Thompson


Karen assists providers of structured investment products, including guaranteed investment contracts, forward delivery agreements and repurchase agreements. She also counsels direct lenders and financial institutions that offer credit enhancement and liquidity support.

Karen represents foreign and domestic commercial banks and other financial institutions as direct lenders and as providers of credit enhancement and liquidity support in a wide range of transactions. In addition, she serves as counsel to commercial banks and insurance companies as providers of interest rate swaps and as providers of structured investment products such as guaranteed investment contracts, forward delivery agreements, repurchase agreements and escrow float agreements.

  • Represented a lead bank in a banking syndicate which provided credit enhancement for approximately $436,000,000 of taxable and tax-exempt bonds secured by student loans
  • Represented a liquidity provider in a $270,000,000 tax-exempt municipal bond issuance
  • Represented a direct purchaser of tax-exempt and taxable notes in a $100,000,000 revolving note purchase transaction
  • Represented a purchaser in a private placement of $41,215,000 of tax-exempt securities
  • Represented a lender in an $80,000,000 student loan warehouse financing
  • Represented a letter of credit provider and bondholder in workouts of tax-exempt financings
  • Represented a bank and an insurance company in connection with their launch of guaranteed investment agreement programs, including preparation of form documents