Patrick (Pat) Sargent is a Partner at Alston & Bird where capital market participants have trusted him for more than 30 years to handle their structured finance, corporate securities, and business transactions.
He focuses on structured finance and capital markets transactions, including extensive experience in commercial real estate finance and securitization, collateralized mortgage obligations, mortgage repo facilities, and structured financings of other diverse asset types such as trade receivables, auto loans, single-family rental loans, and equipment leases. He represents a national credit rating agency in commercial mortgage securitizations and CRE CLO transactions and also represents issuers, loan sellers, underwriters, investors, and servicers in public and private structured finance transactions and other debt and equity transactions.
Pat has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Securitization and Structured Finance Law since 2006 and he was named The Best Lawyers in America© “Lawyer of the Year” in 2012 and 2020. Additionally, Pat has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly for more than 10 years.
The CRE Finance Council (CREFC) is the trade association for the commercial real estate finance industry with member firms including balance sheet and securitized lenders, loan and bond investors, private equity firms, servicers and rating agencies, among others. CREFC promotes liquidity, transparency, and efficiency in the commercial real estate finance markets, and acts as a legislative and regulatory advocate for the industry, playing a vital role in setting market standards and best practices, and providing education for market participants.