Evan R. Berman

Counsel

Evan Berman
  • JD, cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2007
  • BS, Cornell University, 2002

Qualifications

  • New York, 2008

Evan R. Berman

Counsel

Evan Berman is counsel in the firm's finance group, where he primarily represents issuers, sponsors, borrowers, underwriters, initial purchasers, and lenders in a variety of structured finance and securitization transactions.

Prior to rejoining private practice, Evan was the Chief Legal Officer (Americas) at StormHarbour Securities, an independent global investment bank. While there, he was responsible for all legal matters relating to capital markets, advisory and sales & trading activities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Evan was named to The Legal 500 GC Powerlist in 2019.

Experience

Experience includes representing:

  • Inspire Brands in various whole-business securitizations of its constituent brands, including Dunkin’Arby’s and Jimmy John’s*
  • CKE Restaurants in a $1.1 billion term and revolving whole-business securitization of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, backed by franchise royalties and company-owned restaurant profits*
  • Wingstop in a $480 million term and revolving whole-business securitization, backed by franchise royalties, company-owned restaurant royalties and vendor agreement revenues*
  • Initial purchasers in connection with an approximately $1.7 billion term and revolving securitization of substantially all of the revenue-generating assets of Domino's Pizza*
  • SBA Communications, one of the largest wireless cell tower operators in the Western hemisphere, in a $1.165 billion securitization of cell towers*
  • Initial purchasers in connection with the issuance of $500 million of securitized notes backed by revenues from the Miramax film library, in the first film securitization closed since the financial crisis*
  • U.S. Treasury in its TARP Transactions with Chrysler, including its $4 billion term rescue financing, $1.5 billion retail installment contract securitization and $300 million Warranty Support Program*
  • Major League Baseball in connection with the upsizing of its $1 billion credit facility backed by national media revenues*

* Experience prior to joining Ropes & Gray LLP

Publications

  • JD, cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2007
  • BS, Cornell University, 2002

Qualifications

  • New York, 2008
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