Steven B. Levine

Lecturer in Law

Partner, Brown Rudnick Berlack & Israels LLP

A.B., Harvard University
J.D., Harvard Law School
LL.M. in Taxation, Boston University School of Law


Mr. Levine’s practice focuses on the representation of lenders in the documentation, structuring and recovery of complex real estate and commercial loans. He also frequently speaks and writes on lending and insolvency issues. He co-teaches Securitization.


2 credits

Securitization and structured finance together constitute one of the most dynamic segments of the financial markets. Securitization involves the creation and issuance of securities backed by one or more assets which generate cash flows sufficient to fund the securities. Structured finance includes securitization as well as transactions in which securities are not issued, but which involve the often complex structuring of cash flows to achieve a desired tax, accounting or financial objective. These transactions often cut across many areas of legal specialization, including bank and thrift regulation, securities regulation, taxation, bankruptcy and insolvency, fiduciary law, real estate law and environmental law. This course examines a series of actual transactions to explore the sometimes contradictory ways that these various legal constructs impinge upon the structuring transactions. Examples include single-family mortgage pools, trade receivable securitizations and commercial mortgage securitizations. This course also explores some of the more cutting-edge securitizations of exotic asset classes such as legal fees, intellectual property and renewable energy assets.

SPRG 2016: LAW BK 987 A1 , Jan 14th to Apr 14th 2016
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Thu 4:20 pm 6:10 pm 2 Steven B. LevineRonald S. Borod LAW 605
SPRG 2017: LAW BK 987 A1 , Jan 17th to Apr 26th 2017
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Thu 4:20 pm 6:10 pm 2 Steven B. LevineRonald S. Borod
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