Craig Fishman is a partner in Chapman’s Banking and Financial Services Department and Asset Securitization Department. Craig has extensive experience representing financial institutions in a wide variety of structured finance transactions and syndicated credit facilities. He regularly represents issuers, asset-backed commercial paper conduits, and bank lenders.
Craig has experience with many types of financial assets, including auto loans, leases and floorplan receivables, equipment loans and leases, trade receivables, credit card receivables, truck loans and leases, agricultural equipment loans, and FFELP and private student loans.
Prior to joining Chapman in 2012, Craig was Of Counsel in the Structured Finance and Banking and Finance groups of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. He also served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President to Allstate Financial Corporation from 1991 to 1996, moving into the position of President and Chief Executive Officer in 1996. From 1987 to 1991, Craig was an associate in the Corporate Department at White & Case in New York.
- Asset Securitization
- Asset-Backed Securities
- Banking and Financial Services
- Commercial Paper and Bank-Financed Transactions
- Consumer Loans
- Credit Card Receivables
- Equipment Finance Receivables
- Motor Vehicle Loans, Leases, and Floorplan Receivables
- Student Loans and Education Finance
- Trade Receivables
District of Columbia Bar
New York State Bar Association
District of Columbia
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1987
- Executive Editor, Virginia Journal of International Law
Cornell University, B.A., 1982
- Commercial Finance and Leasing Company Financings
Chapman represented the structuring agent, joint bookrunners, and initial purchasers in a $685 million term securitization backed by a portfolio of large-ticket commercial equipment loans and leases involving a variety of asset classes, including rail, aviation, marine transportation, energy, real estate, and manufacturing. In a second transaction for the same commercial finance and leasing company, Chapman represented the facility agent in a $500 million revolving securitization facility involving a similarly diverse group of assets, and Chapman represented the facility agent when the facility was later extended and amended to $1 billion.