ProfessionalsCharles J. Pesant
A partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Securitization Practice Group, Charles Pesant is known for his skill in highly complex domestic and cross-border structured finance deals, particularly his in-depth expertise in securitizations of diverse asset types, including commercial vehicle and equipment fleets, intellectual property, franchise agreements and other assets. Charles also has extensive experience representing debtors and creditors in connection with a variety of restructuring matters involving securitizations.
Charles’s practice covers a wide range of transactions in multiplatform and esoteric structured financings. Charles advises on the nuanced legal and regulatory issues surrounding complex financings by drawing upon his extensive market knowledge of the traditional securitization industry, as well as his M&A, restructuring and financing background.
Charles is recognized as an “Up and Coming” leader by Chambers USA for Capital Markets: Securitization and is recommended by The Legal 500 for his expertise across a range of products, from CLOs to whole business securitizations. Sources note that Charles “has good understanding of the business issues” and is “thorough, methodical and detail-oriented.”
Charles has represented many of the world's leading financial institutions including Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Rabobank and GreensLedge; private equity firms and their portfolio companies, such as Roark Capital Group and Inspire Brands; and a variety of public and private corporate clients including Element Fleet Management Corp., Pluczenik Diamond Company and Calpine Corporation.