Education

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1996

University of Illinois, M.B.A., Beta Gamma Sigma, 1996

Illinois State University, B.S., International Business, summa cum laude, 1992

  • Valedictorian of College of Business

Admitted

Illinois, 1996

Kim Ahlgrim is a partner in the firm’s Asset Securitization Department. Since joining the firm in 1997, she has represented commercial banks and corporations primarily in asset securitization transactions and structured financings, with a focus in the areas of corporate trust and custody. Kim has significant experience counseling and representing major commercial banks and trust companies in their roles as indenture trustee, back-up servicer, collateral agent, custodian, paying agent and similar capacities in securitization financings involving various asset types, including auto loans, equipment lease receivables, timeshare interests, student loans, commercial loans and mortgage loans.

Representative Transactions

  • Representation of the indenture trustee, custodian and standby servicer in a $230 million term securitization of auto loans
  • Representation of the trustee in a $350 million term securitization of timeshare loans
  • Representation of the indenture trustee, custodian and backup servicer in a $151 million term securitization of timeshare loans
  • Representation of the trustee and backup servicer in a $81 million securitization of equipment leases and loans
  • Representation of the purchaser in the purchase and sale of a $1.4 billion portfolio of student loans
  • Representation of the trustee in a $200 million term securitization of marine container lease receivables
  • Representation of the backup servicer and collateral custodian in a $250 million structured warehouse facility involving the securitization of commercial loans
  • Representation of trustees in connection with securitization workouts and bankruptcies involving mortgage and non-mortgage assets