Claire M. Love

Counsel

302.651.7857
302.498.7701 (fax)
love@rlf.com
Claire Love concentrates her practice on transactional matters involving Delaware statutory trusts, with a focus on structured finance transactions. Claire has extensive experience representing banking institutions and trust companies in connection with their trust and agency services, including their roles as owner trustee, Delaware trustee, indenture trustee, collateral agent, custodian, paying agent, administrator, registrar, and exchange agent, in a variety of commercial transactions. In addition, Claire frequently serves as special Delaware counsel to issuers, investors, underwriters, arrangers, and others with respect to structured finance transactions involving asset-backed securities, hybrid capital securities, real estate financings, covered bond issuances, and equipment lease transactions.
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  • All types of asset-backed securitization transactions including credit card receivables, automobile loans, student loans, residential and commercial mortgage loans, commercial loans, intellectual property, insurance policies, timeshare interests, consumer loans, and royalties
  • Hybrid capital securities and trust preferred transactions
  • Titling trusts and series trusts
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Claire Love concentrates her practice on transactional matters involving Delaware statutory trusts, with a focus on structured finance transactions. Claire has extensive experience representing banking institutions and trust companies in connection with their trust and agency services, including their roles as owner trustee, Delaware trustee, indenture trustee, collateral agent, custodian, paying agent, administrator, registrar, and exchange agent, in a variety of commercial transactions. In addition, Claire frequently serves as special Delaware counsel to issuers, investors, underwriters, arrangers, and others with respect to structured finance transactions involving asset-backed securities, hybrid capital securities, real estate financings, covered bond issuances, and equipment lease transactions.

Claire’s practice includes providing advice on the formation, structuring, and operation of master trusts, owner trusts, series trusts, grantor trusts, titling trusts, real estate investment trusts, common law trusts, and liquidating trusts in transactions of all types, including public and private offerings and off-shore and cross-border transactions. Her experience in trust and trustee representations encompasses virtually all asset classes and numerous transaction structures. Claire also has experience with structuring special purpose bankruptcy-remote entities to protect against substantive consolidation with affiliates and other persons.

Experience

  • All types of asset-backed securitization transactions including credit card receivables, automobile loans, student loans, residential and commercial mortgage loans, commercial loans, intellectual property, insurance policies, timeshare interests, consumer loans, and royalties
  • Hybrid capital securities and trust preferred transactions
  • Titling trusts and series trusts
  • Leveraged lease and structured finance transactions, including equipment and project finance transactions
  • Collateralized debt and loan obligations
  • Substantive consolidation and formation of bankruptcy-remote entities

Education

  • J.D., with honors, University of Maryland School of Law, 2004
  • B.A., Goucher College, 1996

Admitted to Practice

  • Delaware, 2005

Pro Bono Activities

  • Preparation of estate-planning documents, Delaware Volunteer Legal Services
  • Attorney Guardian ad Litem, Delaware Office of the Child Advocate

Experience

  • All types of asset-backed securitization transactions including credit card receivables, automobile loans, student loans, residential and commercial mortgage loans, commercial loans, intellectual property, insurance policies, timeshare interests, consumer loans, and royalties
  • Hybrid capital securities and trust preferred transactions
  • Titling trusts and series trusts
  • Leveraged lease and structured finance transactions, including equipment and project finance transactions
  • Collateralized debt and loan obligations
  • Substantive consolidation and formation of bankruptcy-remote entities

Education

  • J.D., with honors, University of Maryland School of Law, 2004
  • B.A., Goucher College, 1996