Albert J. Pinzon

New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Debt Finance & Capital Markets
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Securities Offerings and Public Company Counseling
  • Project Finance and Infrastructure
University Columbia University, B.A.
Law SchoolSyracuse University College of Law, J.D.
Admitted1990, New York

Albert J. Pinzon joined the firm's New York office in October 2012 as a Partner in the Business Law Department.

Albert practices in the Corporate and Capital Markets Groups, focusing on the creation and structuring of complex financial solutions. Albert serves as counsel to underwriters and issuers in public offerings and private placements of funded and synthetic asset backed securities, asset backed commercial paper notes, medium term notes, insurance linked notes, and credit linked notes. Albert advises clients on alternative risk transfer capital markets transactions and on the legal and regulatory issues involved with life, property/casualty, and financial guaranty insurance transactions.

Albert's insurance linked securities practice is focused on regulation XXX and AXXX reserve funding transactions, policy warehouse lending facilities, and cat bonds and life settlements, premium finance, life, and annuity securitizations. In addition, he represents buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions across asset classes, as well as Latin American asset-based lending transactions.
•Represents private equity and hedge funds in connection with investments in insurance linked products including Cat Bonds, ILW's (both in insurance and derivative form) and structured insurance and reinsurance products.

•Restructuring of investment fund focused on insurance sector.

•Restructuring of $200 million credit facility for longevity fund.

•Advised numerous insurance companies and international banks in private finance transactions and securitizations designed to relieve the reserve strain caused by Regulation XXX and AXXX.

•Advised Goldman Sachs, as placement agent, in connection with Regulation AXXX transaction.

•Advised MBIA in connection with $800 million floating rate offering for Northwind Holdings, a Unum Group subsidiary.

•Advised Calyon Securities (now Credit Agricole) in connection with a $100 million credit facility and structured settlement transactions.

•Counseled hedge funds in connection with the sale of industry loss warranties.

•Counseled leading Wall Street broker-dealer in connection with the development of trading platform for service settlements.

•Organized and was initial senior counsel to the Institutional Life Markets Association (ILMA).

•Closed on than $1.0 billion in Latin American asset-based lending for a European based merchant bank.


Colombia, Brazil and Argentina Energy and Telecommunications Hedge Fund Projects

Our lawyers represented hedge fund in connection with investments in energy and telecommunications projects in Colombia, Brazil and Argentina.

Energy Storage Project in Mexico

Our Debt Finance lawyer represented a lender in connection with an energy storage project for PEMEX in Mexico.

Argentina Agriculture Project Lender and Investment Representation

Our Business Law lawyer represented a lender and equity investor in connection with the construction of a soy bean pressing plant in Argentina.

Canadian Mining Financing for Peru

Our Business Law lawyer represented a Canadian mining company with financing for a project in Peru.

Trading Risk New York Rendez-Vous 2014 - 'The Brave New World'
October 16, 2014

Edwards Wildman's Insurance and Reinsurance Department is a proud sponsor of Trading Risk New York Rendez-Vous 2014 - 'The Brave New World', by Insurance Insider. event
Writing for Risk Management, Albert Pinzon and Zach Lerner Analyze the Growing Popularity of Alternative Risk Transfer
August 4, 2014
13th Annual Half-Day Insurance and Reinsurance Seminar
June 5, 2014 event
Insurance Linked Securities
January 15, 2014 event
Edwards Wildman's 2013 ILS Roundtable: The Convergence of Insurance and the Capital Markets
October 30, 2013 event
Please Join Us - Edwards Wildman's 2013 ILS Roundtable: The Convergence of Insurance and the Capital Markets Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
October 1, 2013
Opening Up: Robust State Regulations are Allowing Special-Purpose Financial Captives to be Used by the Insurance Industry
March 2013

Will 2013 be the year of ILS? Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
January 25, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Albert Pinzon, in SNL Financial, Weighs in on Risk of 'Shadow Insurance Industry'
November 20, 2012

Edwards Wildman Trio Break Down Special-Purpose Financial Captives in Best's Review
March 4, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Albert Pinzon Analyzes How Hedge Fund Managers Can Use Reinsurance in The Hedge Fund Law Report
January 17, 2013
Edwards Wildman in the Media: New Partners Spark Widespread News Coverage
January 15, 2013
Edwards Wildman Trio Analyze Insurance Industry in 2012 in Law360
January 2, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Albert Pinzon Comments on Tertiary Market for Life Insurance Policies in The Life Settlements Report
November 29, 2012
Edwards Wildman's Albert Pinzon, in SNL Financial, Weighs in on Risk of 'Shadow Insurance Industry'
November 20, 2012
Edwards Wildman in the News: Albert Pinzon Joins Firm
October 25, 2012
Albert Pinzon Joins Edwards Wildman as a Business Law Partner in New York
October 24, 2012

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Albert J. Pinzon

750 Lexington Avenue
New YorkNY 10022-1200


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