NEW YORK – Reed Smith today announced that Evan Kelson has joined the firm’s Financial Industry Group in New York, adding significant depth to its asset finance, receivables financing and securitization capabilities. Kelson joins Reed Smith from Chapman and Cutler LLP.

A seasoned attorney with a deep practice that spans finance, corporate, and securities laws, Kelson also advises clients on matters pertaining to trade finance, factoring, receivables sale financings, bond offerings, capital market transactions, trade and supply chain finance, and structured capital transactions. He also has extensive experience representing financial institutions on a wide range of structured finance transactions and syndicated credit facilities. Additionally, Kelson also has significant experience in equipment finance, an area of increasing focus for many of the firm’s banking clients globally.

In the equipment finance space, Kelson represents financial institutions in various forms of financings, including warehouse financings, private placements of equipment lease and loan-backed securities, as well as commercial paper conduit facilities. Evan also counsels various participants in the small-ticket, mid-ticket and large-ticket equipment finance sectors.