William J. Fellerhoff

William (Bill) J. Fellerhoff

Senior Counsel

Bill Fellerhoff mainly represents issuers/borrowers, investors, banks, underwriters and placement agents in connection with asset securitization and other structured financings (rated and unrated) in the private and public markets, as well as borrowers and banks in asset-based lending transactions.

Much of Mr. Fellerhoff's transactional work involves operating asset structured financings, including in the freight rail and aviation sectors. He also has represented both borrowers/issuers and financial institutions in secured and unsecured debt offerings, lending and credit enhancement transactions benefiting, among others, senior living facilities, hospitals and student loan originators (both taxable and tax-exempt). He has also counseled debt and equity investors in leveraged lease transactions and counterparties in ISDA-based hedging and credit default swap transactions and enhancements.

Mr. Fellerhoff has written several articles on areas related to finance, including co-authoring "Characterization of a Transfer of Receivables as a Sale or a Secured Loan Upon Bankruptcy of the Transferor" (65 The American Bankruptcy Law Journal 181), "Avoidance Powers Available to the FDIC in a Bank Insolvency" (1 Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice 59), and "Injunctions Against Letters of Credit in Chapter 11 Proceedings" (24 The Urban Lawyer 1013), included as part of the Report of the Committee on Public Finance, American Bar Association Section of Urban, State and Local Government Law.

Mr. Fellerhoff attended Northwestern University School of Law, where he was Executive Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review (1986).


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The Legal 500 US
Finance: Structured Finance – Securitization (2018, 2021)
Transport – Aviation/Air Travel Finance (2019)
Asset Finance and Leasing (2016)


  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law, 1986
  • BA, Northwestern University, 1982
  • New York
  • Illinois

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