Stuart M. Litwin

Financial Services M&A, Capital Markets, Structured Finance

"The godfather of ABS." 

"He is unbelievably knowledgeable, there is no deal that he has not seen before and he is committed."

"’Fantastic attorney’ Stuart Litwin is a ‘voice of the industry.’"

"The ‘exceptionally experienced’ Stuart Litwin is valued by clients for his ability to ‘suggest creative solutions to issues’ while maintaining a good commercial awareness."

Chambers USA


Stuart M. Litwin is one of the leading and most experienced lawyers in the United States in the representation of originators, investment banks, marketplace platforms, warehouse lenders, underwriters, aggregators, ABCP conduit sponsors, hedge funds, commercial banks and investors (including mutual funds) in structuring, negotiating and documenting United States and international asset-backed and other securities transactions, structured financings and loan purchase transactions.


Recent important engagements have included:

  • Representing Bank of America Merrill Lynch as underwriter’s counsel in Verizon’s August 2016 ABS transaction backed by device payment plan receivables, the first-ever ABS transaction backed by cell phone contracts.
  • Representing Morgan Stanley as underwriter’s counsel in the first ABS offering backed by marketplace loans which included multiple funds securitizing loans in the same offering.
  • Representing Morgan Stanley as warehouse lender to Social Finance, Inc.
  • Representing VW Credit, Inc. in its recent $9 billion auto loan and lease warehouse facility.


  • The University of Chicago Law School, JD, cum laude
  • The University of Chicago, MBA
  • University of Illinois, BS, summa cum laude
    Bronze Tablet
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Illinois
    Winner of Elijah Watt Sells Award on Uniform CPA Examination


  • Illinois


  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Northwestern University Law School
  • Co-chair, Outside Counsel Sub-forum of the American Securitization Forum
  • Chairman, Securities Law Committee, Chicago Bar Association, 1998–1999
  • Chairman, Corporate Control Subcommittee, Chicago Bar Association, 1996–1998
  • American Bar Association, Section of Corporation, Banking, and Business Law