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Russell C. Slanover

Counsel
New York

Russell C. Slanover

Russell Slanover has 28 years of structured finance experience that spans most securitization asset types and structures. He draws on that experience to help fashion creative structures and solutions to meet the needs of clients in an ever-changing marketplace.

Russell's background as an aerospace engineer gives him strong quantitative skills and a problem solving aptitude that his clients value. He helps them deal with innovative financial transactions and structures and crafts solutions to effectively address complex legal and business issues.

Russell represents issuers, underwriters, placement agents, investors, borrowers, lenders, insurers, and other parties in a wide range of structured finance, debt capital markets, project finance, and restructuring transactions in the United States and internationally. He has particular experience in emerging markets.

Russell helps clients with structured finance transactions backed by residential mortgage loans, credit card receivables, vehicle loans and leases, vessel charters, consumer loans, bank diversified payment rights, credit card merchant vouchers, export receivables, oil royalties, construction and service payments, and concession payments. He also works with clients on project finance transactions involving toll roads, oil and gas exploration assets, fossil fuel power plants, hydroelectric power plants, and cogeneration facilities.

Representative Experience

Representations of underwriters in oil royalties securitizations in Brazil with principal responsibility for structuring and document drafting.

Representation of issuer in credit card voucher securitization in Jamaica with principal responsibility for structuring and document drafting.

Representation of issuer in DPR future flow securitization in Brazil with principal responsibility for structuring and document drafting.

Representations of investors in American Express, MasterCard, and Visa credit card merchant voucher future flow securitizations in Central America.

Representations of underwriters in deep water drillship securitizations in Brazil with central responsibility for structuring and document drafting.

Representations of underwriters in project bonds for ENA Sur and ENA Norte Toll Roads with responsibility for structuring and document drafting.

Representation of underwriters in project bonds for Manila Cavite Toll Roads with principal responsibility for structuring and document drafting.

Representation of issuer in DPR future flow securitization in El Salvador with principal responsibility for structuring and document drafting.

Education and admissions

Education

  • LL.M. Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1995
  • J.D., cum laude, Fordham University School of Law, 1983
  • M.S., The State University of New York, Stony Brook University, 1977
  • B.E., The State University of New York, Stony Brook University, 1976

Memberships

  • Member, Industry Advisory Board, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Stony Brook
  • Member, New York State Licensed Professional Engineer

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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