Jodi Schwimmer, Global Co-Head, Financial Industry Group, Reed Smith

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Summary of the episode

In this episode, Christine Shaw talks with Jodi Schwimmer, Global Co-Head of the Financial Industry Group at Reed Smith, about the importance of finding the confidence to navigate societal norms for women.

Episode Notes

You’re going to learn:

  • How Jodi found value with her male mentors – and the importance of formal and informal mentoring
  • Why you need to be proactive when looking for a mentor or sponsor
  • How Reed Smith’s culture helps promote trust in its employees
  • How women can strike a better balance between home and work
  • And more!

Tune in to learn more about the importance of trust for women in the workplace with Jodi Schwimmer, Global Co-Head of Financial Industry Group at Reed Smith!

Resources: InvestmentNews | Christine Shaw | Reed Smith | Jodi Schwimmer

Guest Biography: Jodi is Global Co-Head of Reed Smith’s Financial Industry Group. She began her career in 2001 and has spent the past 20 years representing investment banks, specialty lenders, special strategy debt funds, real estate investors and secondary debt market participants. She is well known in the industry for “closing the deal” and has personally closed hundreds of billions of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and similar debt securities. Jodi has extensive and extensive structured finance skills across a variety of underlying debt securities.

Specifically, Jodi focuses on CMBS, real estate finance, asset-based finance (including cannabis finance, “revenue sharing agreements” and other niche lending markets) and structured finance. , focusing on esoteric structures, debt issues, privileged capital increases, private placements. pre-packaged securities, redemption/warehousing facilities and securitization transition structures. Within these structures, Jodi often advises specialty lenders and special strategy debt funds on new lending platforms, and has the ability to negotiate very complex partnership and joint venture relationships in connection therewith. Jodi has developed expertise in grantor trusts, REMICs and also organizes private REITs. Jodi’s structuring experience extends to public and private commercial mortgage securitizations, including SFR and NPL assets, repackaging of securities in resecuritizations, CRE CLOs and other structured transactions.

Jodi also focuses on federal securities law issues relevant to these types of securitizations, including AB Regulation, AB Regulation II, risk retention and Dodd Frank, and advises on securities compliance matters. related securities.

In addition, Jodi has extensive experience in structuring junior/equity securities and real estate-related mezzanine loans, and regularly represents clients in the purchase and sale of commercial and multi-family mortgages, mezzanine debt, subordinated debt and structured real estate debt instruments. She has also acted for lenders in connection with the arrangement, forbearance, modification and restructuring of debt held in secondary market transaction special purpose vehicles.

Jodi has been praised for “knowing how to close deals” and “overcoming obstacles with other parties” by her clients.

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