Anna-Liza Harris is co-head of Katten’s Structured Finance and Securitization practice and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. She advises clients on tax issues related to debt capital markets transactions, residential and multifamily mortgage-backed securitizations, asset-backed securitizations, and complex derivative and hybrid equity securities. In addition, Anna-Liza has substantial experience representing issuers of financial products in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.
Anna-Liza has been involved in the development of a number of innovative securitization structures and counsels issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of securities.
Anna-Liza works with clients ranging from first-time issuers to frequent market participants. She provides tax advice for issuances backed by performing, re-performing, non-performing and synthetic assets, using real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMIC), collateralized loan obligation (CLO) and other fixed and revolving structures through US and offshore issuing vehicles.
She is a frequent lecturer on tax issues relevant to the securitization industry and the issuance of debt to non-US investors. Anna-Liza serves on the Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG) Board of Directors.