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Catherine Young Hagerty advises financial institutions, other lenders and borrowers, and equipment leasing companies on the structuring, documentation, and administration of various forms of complex debt financings. She represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including construction, container leasing, engineering, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, retail, semiconductor equipment manufacturing and timber management, and technology. Ms. Hagerty’s work involves multiple types of credit facilities, including asset-based, cash flow, subscription backed, and warehouse, with extensive experience creating bankruptcy-remote vehicles to serve as borrowers or issuers of notes, or sellers of receivables. Her structured finance experience spans a broad spectrum of industries, assets, and transaction structures.

Ms. Hagerty also has advised many clients in the FinTech industry on marketplace lending originations and securitizations, as well as online trade finance platforms (including in the cannabis industry).



  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2000
  • College of William and Mary, 1997


  • California
  • New York


  • Steering Committee Member, Opinions Committee, California Lawyers Association Business Law Section
  • Editor, Equipment Leasing-Leveraged Leasing (Sixth Edition), PLI Press