Keith Branch is counsel in Chapman's Asset Securitization Department. His practice focuses on representing issuers, underwriters, funds, banks, and other financial institutions in lending transactions, securitization, and structured finance matters involving a wide variety of asset classes. Keith has experience in construction lending and food and agribusiness lending and works on transactions involving diverse asset classes, including trade receivables, auto loan and lease receivables, student loans, fintech and consumer loans, equipment leases and loans, railcars, small business loans, and commercial loans.
Keith previously served as senior counsel to a leading financial institution.
Illinois Bar Association
Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 2013
West Virginia Wesleyan College, B.A., Psychology, 2010
- First Israeli International Senior Unsecured Note Issuance
Chapman served as counsel to the indenture trustee in the first international issuance of a senior unsecured note by an Israeli lender.
- US$800 Million Bond Issuance by Israel Discount Bank
Chapman served as US counsel to Reznik Paz Nevo Trusts Ltd. in connection with the issuance by Israel Discount Bank of US$800 million of senior notes. This was the bank’s first dollar-based international bond issue.
- US$500 Million Green Note Issuance by Bank Leumi
Chapman served as US counsel to Reznik Paz Nevo Trusts Ltd. in connection with the issuance by Bank Leumi of US$500 million of tier 2 contingent convertible (CoCo) green notes. This was the bank’s first offering under its new Green Bond Framework.