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MIGUEL LEFF, ESQ.

BAR ADMISSIONS
California and New York

EDUCATION

Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, TN
Doctor of Jurisprudence

Colby College, Waterville, ME
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
Double Major: Mathematics and Government; Minor: Japanese

London School of Economics, London, UK
Completed the General Course Program.


LAW FIRM EXPERIENCE


Law Office of Miguel Leff, San Diego, California

The Law Office of Miguel Leff specializes in corporate law, real estate law, international law, business negotiation and the day-to-day management of a client’s legal affairs.   In addition to being the one office solution to business clients, estate planning services are provided. 


Latham & Watkins LLP, San Diego, California
Finance Associate: Represented lenders, national companies and real estate developers in a range of development, leasing and finance transactions including project financings. Responsibilities included drafting and negotiating credit agreements and transactional documents in connection with real estate and project financings.


Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Los Angeles, California
Structured Finance Associate: Represented issuers in mortgage backed securitization transactions. Responsibilities included drafting and negotiating offering and transactional documents, opinions and agreements in connection with structured finance and securitization deals.

Jauregui, Navarrete, Nader y Rojas, Mexico City, Mexico
Business and Finance Group Associate: Represented Mexican and foreign issuers, underwriters and government entities in a variety of financial transactions.  Responsibilities included: meeting with Mexican clients to explain legal and financial frameworks; drafting transactional documents both in English and Spanish for national and international finance deals; and negotiating deal terms with national and international legal counsel.

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, New York, NY
Securitization and Structured Finance Associate: Represented issuers and underwriters in a variety of asset-backed and commercial and residential mortgage-backed securitizations. Responsibilities included: drafting, reviewing and negotiating prospectuses, prospectus supplements, indentures and other transactional documents; coordinating filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and coordinating transaction closings.


OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

Merrill Lynch International Bank, London, UK
Conducted daily investment research for the First Vice President for Investments.  Structured investment portfolios and monitored their results.

City Attorney’s Office, San Diego, CA
Translated Criminal Division documents from English into Spanish for Deputy City Attorneys working with the Hispanic population of San Diego.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Washington, DC
Researched the economic and political impact of NAFTA in Mexico for Congressman Bob Filner from the 50th District of California.


LANGUAGES:  Fluent in English and Spanish