"Very bright and perseverant, but easy to deal with. Business people just love him, because he can deal with issues intelligently and rapidly."
Chambers USA 2008
Paul is a transactional lawyer whose practice is concentrated on representing investment and commercial banks, issuers and borrowers in structuring and negotiating securitization, covered bond and other financing arrangements in the United States and cross-border transactions, including transactions backed by residential and commercial mortgage loans, home equity loans, franchise loans, equipment loans and leases, auto loans and trade receivables. Paul's practice also includes working with credit default and other derivatives as well as unusual asset types including defaulted and reperforming loans, servicing rights and servicing advances. Paul has extensive experience in workouts of CDO and CLO transactions, securitized franchise loans and other troubled and non-performing debt. Paul has structured dozens of large single seller and SIV-lite conduits and related derivative transactions for leading domestic and foreign originators and repurchase facilities for large real estate investment trusts. He has represented subordinated bond investors and master, primary and special servicers of commercial mortgage-backed securities. Chambers USA
observed that “In [Mayer Brown’s New York office], Paul Jorissen is the standout figure for mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities, particularly equipment loans and leases.”
Paul is both an attorney and a Certified Public Accountant. He joined Mayer Brown in 1993, practicing first in the firm’s Chicago office and, since 2001, in New York. Previously, Paul worked with another prominent law firm in Chicago and as a Senior Tax Consultant with a global public accounting firm.