Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is pleased to announce that Paul S. Jasper has joined the Firm’s San Francisco office as a partner in the Business Services Department, and the Corporate & Finance and Creditors’ Rights & Business Restructuring Practice Groups.

“We are delighted that Paul chose to join our Firm,” commented George H. Kalikman, the managing partner of Schnader’s San Francisco office and co-chair of its Business Services Department. “I first met Paul as an opposing counsel 13 years ago, and have always admired his legal acumen and personal integrity. Through his exemplary work, Paul has developed a loyal and significant client base. He’ll be a valuable addition to both our Corporate & Finance Practice Group and our Creditors’ Rights & Business Restructuring Practice Group.”

Mr. Jasper represents commercial banks, monoline insurers, and indenture trustees in workouts related to collateral debt obligations. He has advised clients on all aspects of CDO-related workouts, including issues related to termination of synthetic securities and hedge agreements, cash-trapping, subordination of junior notes, liquidation of collateral, and control rights. He has represented debtors, creditors’ committees, and secured creditors in major bankruptcy cases, and assignees for the benefit of creditors, trustees, and receivers in state insolvency matters. He also has extensive experience in preference and fraudulent transfer litigation.

Prior to joining Schnader, Mr. Jasper was a partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, where he practiced in the areas of bankruptcy, workouts, restructurings, and commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on matters relating to structured finance and energy transactions. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1997 and his B.A., cum laude, from the University of California, San Diego in 1994, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 2000, Mr. Jasper studied at the Yeshivat Bat Ayin in Israel focusing on Talmudic law and Hebrew.


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