Eric Mazie heads the firm’s Corporate Trust & Agency Services Group and is recognized as one of the nation’s leaders on the use of trusts in commercial transactions. His practice focuses on representing issuers, investors, arrangers, underwriters, credit enhancers and other entities in a wide variety of transactional matters, with particular emphasis on transactions involving the use of common law and statutory trusts.
For more than 30 years Eric has represented banks and trust companies who act as indenture trustee, owner trustee, fiscal agent, collateral agent custodian and in other representative capacities in all types of commercial transactions. Eric has acted as Delaware counsel on a wide range of commercial transactions, including public and private offerings and off-shore and cross-border transactions. He has also acted as Delaware counsel in connection with the formation and operation of public and private mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and real estate investment trusts.
Eric has played a pivotal role in the development of statutory trust law and the creation of numerous transactional structures or techniques that are widely used in the public and private capital markets. He is actively involved in the organization, structuring and operation of grantor trusts, owner trusts, master trusts, series trusts, titling trusts, liquidating trusts, investment funds and real estate investment trusts in transactions such as securitizations, derivatives, leveraged leases, mutual funds, hybrid capital securities, covered bonds, debt restructurings and workouts.
Eric has written numerous texts and articles on the use of trusts and the role of trustees.