Willis R. Buck, JR. is a partner in Sidley’s Chicago office, where he has focused his practice in securitization and structured finance since 1985. Mr. Buck’s practice includes term and conduit executions involving a variety of assets, including equipment loans and leases, automobile loans and leases, taxi medallion loans, equipment and vehicle floorplan loans, credit card receivables, student loans and other consumer assets. Transaction structures have included, among others, direct asset purchases, master trusts and master note trusts (including de-linked structures). Mr. Buck has also been involved in the structuring and formation of several asset-backed commercial paper conduits, including conduits issuing extendible and callable paper and eurocommercial paper. Mr. Buck’s clients include Bank of America, Barclays Capital, Citigroup, Discover, JPMorgan Chase, Societe Generale and Wheels, Inc. (a national automobile fleet leasing company).
Mr. Buck was based in the firm’s London office between 1990 and 1993. He clerked for Judge Milton I. Shadur of the Northern District of Illinois from 1984–85. Mr. Buck has been recognized in Chambers USA 2012–2017 in Capital Markets: Securitisation and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2006–2017 in Banking and Finance Law and Securitization and Structured Finance Law.