Pat Sargent is a partner in the Finance Group of Alston & Bird LLP located in their Dallas office. He focuses on structured finance and capital markets transactions, including extensive experience in commercial real estate finance and securitization, collateralized mortgage obligations, pass-through certificates, as well as structured financings of other diverse asset types. He has represented issuers, underwriters, lenders, servicers, investors, and national credit rating agencies in public and private structured finance transactions and other debt and equity transactions. Pat currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, having previously served as its President, and on the Board of Governors of the Chartered Realty Investor Society, and he previously served on the Mortgage Bankers Association Commercial Mortgage Board of Governors. He is also a frequent speaker and author on commercial real estate finance issues, and has been consistently recognized by listing in The Best Lawyers in America and other peer review organizations.