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Erin Gannon Apstein

Erin Gannon Apstein

Senior Attorney

Erin Apstein focuses her practice on structured and corporate finance and securitization transactions.

Erin has experience representing issuers, underwriters, borrowers, lenders and other financial institutions in a variety of domestic and cross-border finance transactions, including securitization, commercial asset based loans, retail loans and corporate loans.

Erin's structured finance practice has involved financing of traditional and non-traditional asset classes, including trade receivables, tobacco settlement fee awards, tobacco escrow rights, and intellectual property licensing rights. She is also involved in the development of securitized solar panel leases and solar power purchase agreements.

Erin's lending practice has involved documenting, structuring and recovery of corporate and asset-based loans, including multi-lender syndicated loans, first and second lien loans, term and revolving credit facilities, senior and subordinated debt loans and acquisition loans. She also has experience in negotiating intercreditor agreements, subordination agreements and security documents and in the creation and perfection of liens and security interests in all types of collateral under the Uniform Commercial Code and other applicable state and federal law (including security interests in intellectual property, vessels and other non-uniform commercial code collateral).

Bar admissionsMassachusetts


  • Represented Fortune 500 company in a US$100 million accounts receivable securitization and US$1.25 billion dollar credit facility
  • Counsel to lead agent in many secured loans to retailers, including, among others, The Walking Company/Big Bogs, City Sports, Eastern Mountain Sports and Papyrus
  • Represented a large public company, specializing in the development and manufacture of women’s health products, in connection with structuring and documenting (i) over US$2.5 billion of loans (the proceeds of which were used to fund (in part) the acquisition of a competing multinational public company) and (ii) US$800 million of loans (the proceeds of which were used to fund the acquisition of another public company)
  • Represented Agent in connection with US$100 million loan to foreign borrower, supported by guarantees and security from a dozen foreign operating subsidiaries, including as to software escrow arrangements and complex international collateral issues
  • Represented Agent in domestic loan workouts and out-of-court restructurings of US$500,000 million loans, US$100 million loans, US$80 million loans and numerous smaller loans to manufacturers of modular homes and night vision goggles, developers of vacation resorts and to timeshare developers and operators
  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School 2005

    magna cum laude

  • B.A., Political Science, Colgate University 2000

    cum laude


  • Co-author, "The Second Coming of US Whole Business Securitisation," World Trademark Review, June/July 2015
  • Co-author, "Single Asset Real Estate Bankruptcies:  Single Purpose Bankruptcy Issues," American Bankruptcy Institute, 2009
  • Co-author, "Securitizing IP – Consider Accounting Traps as Structure is Being Developed," International Securitization & Finance Report, October 15, 2006

Prior Experience

Prior to joining DLA Piper Erin worked as an associate in the Corporate Department of an international law firm.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association