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Thomas Y. Hiner

Mr. Hiner represents borrowers and lenders on a wide variety of corporate finance,securitization, acquisition and other transactions. For over a decade, Mr. Hiner'spractice has had a particular focus on the mortgage servicing business.Mr. Hiner represents servicers in their borrowing arrangements, and banksarranging financing for servicers, in traditional syndicated loan facilities andstructured, securitized facilities, collateralized by servicer advancereceivables and by other servicing assets, including design of master truststructure combining revolving notes and term ABS to maximize borrowingefficiency.Mr. Hiner also has represented mortgage servicers and owners of mortgageservicers in M&A transactions, both on the buy and the sell side, and has aparticular focus on acquisition financing in mortgage servicing M&A,representing buyers and sellers in three of the largest servicing M&Atransactions that have been closed in the wave of consolidation resultingfrom the financial crisis.Mr. Hiner regularly advises mortgage servicers on contract interpretation,strategic initiatives, compliance, policy matters and in commercial litigation.Mr. Hiner has represented numerous parties in connection with jointventures and capital formation, particularly in the consumer financecompany area, particularly mortgage lenders, manufactured housinglenders and credit card issuers, including start-up, venture capital equityand debt investments and strategic alliances, development of lendingoperations and warehouse financing, loan purchase and sale agreements,public and private equity offering documents and the SEC IPO registrationprocess, and long-term financing through the securitization markets, inprivate and public offerings.Mr. Hiner represents lenders and borrowers on secured mezzanine andsubordinated financing of commercial real estate development projects.Mr. Hiner has represented several financial guaranty insurers on publicasset-backed securities transactions, and restructuring of a major monolineinsurance company.Mr. Hiner received his B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1986, and his J.D. fromDuke University School of Law in 1989.