Stewart McQueen

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Stewart McQueen focuses his practice on securitization transactions, complex real estate finance and capital markets. Mr. McQueen has significant experience in representing issuers, underwriters, servicers and collateral managers in securitization transactions, particularly CMBS and CRE CDOs; borrowers and lenders in repurchase facilities, warehouse facilities and revolving credit facilities; and purchasers and sellers of subordinate debt, particularly mezzanine financings.

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More than 100 senior executives participated in Dechert’s Risk and Rewards of CRE-CLO and CLO Securitizations: Navigating the Capital Markets seminar.  The half day event, supported by  CRE Finance Council (CREFC) and the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA), focused on themes important to the CLO market and the CRE securitization market.  Panelists addressed market issues, structure and structural issues as well as regulatory and tax considerations. Very senior and knowledgeable panelists from institutions…
In a world where we buy groceries, book travel, and even date online, it should come as no surprise that online investment is becoming increasingly prevalent. The rapid shift towards an internet-centric world has made crowdfunding the next “big thing” when it comes to raising capital and finding investment opportunities. What is Crowdfunding? In the most basic sense, crowdfunding is a means of raising capital by seeking small amounts of money from a large number…
Don’t miss your opportunity to catch the New York premiere of the new film,  A Price Worth Paying?, hosted by AIG, AON, Nasdaq OMX and Dechert LLP, happening Tuesday, July 23, at the NASDAQ MarketSite at 5:00pm.  Duncan Wiggetts, a Dechert partner, wrote this drama exploring how important it is for boards of directors to monitor all risks affecting their companies and for boards to react appropriately when a crisis strikes.  The screening will…
Last Thursday, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) responded to ASF’s and SIFMA’s requests for relief from the new CFTC rules which implemented certain Dodd-Frank amendments that brought swaps within the purview of the CFTC.  The new rules, which took effect on October 12, 2012, threatened to regulate many securitization vehicles as commodity pools even though these vehicles typically only use swaps for hedging or risk management purposes.  The crux of the issue, and…
We previously covered the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s decisions in Ibanez and Bevilacqua on these pages, in which the court gave Massachusetts lenders agita when it upheld lower court decisions invalidating residential mortgage foreclosures.  In a recent decision in Eaton v. Federal National Mortgage Association, the SJC set the record straight by clarifying foreclosure requirements in Massachusetts. …
Several U.S. banking agencies recently approved a joint final rule, set to go into effect on January 1, 2013, regarding the amount of capital required under risk-based capital rules for banking organizations to cover market risk.  The new rule aims to revise banking organizations’ internal modeling practices to better analyze and calculate their exposure to market risk in their trading positions (both current risk and, importantly, the risk that may arise during periods of financial…
Do your mortgages in Indiana expressly state the maturity date of the secured obligation? If not, you better take action, quickly — especially for any mortgage loan that has been outstanding for at least 10 years. Earlier this year, the Indiana legislature enacted certain amendments to current Indiana law that may affect the duration of your mortgage liens. The impact of these amendments is to shorten the effectiveness of a mortgage lien on a recorded…
Following a great evening with our clients and friends at the top of the Hay Adams, Conference Co-Chair Rick Jones kicked off Conference Day 2 here at CREFC with a panel on the slow-motion car crash that is the European sovereign crisis. And while the Bank runs,  a 100 billion in land loans, and GrexIt combine to paint a sobering picture for the next few months, we’re all continuing to look for opportunities. Do we…
Lawyers from Dechert’s Financial Services Group will be presenting a series of webinars for investment managers on Eurozone issues. The first two webinars will be held on June 13th from 12 to 1 pm (EDT) and June 28th from 12 to 1:30 pm (EDT). More info on these free webinars and registration information follows. Please also visit Dechert’s Euro Crisis page for links to our latest publications on issues effecting the Eurozone.…
Next week, hundreds of industry participants will make their way to our Nation’s capital for CREFC’s Annual Conference.    The Conference promises to provide a forum to explore the effect of increasing financial instability in the Eurozone as well as the opportunity to develop important industry initiatives.  CREFC’s PSA Task Force will kick things off on Monday morning with a discussion of the PSA simplification project (a project designed to standardize and simplify the servicing…