Lawrence Safran is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Safran is a member of the firm's Finance Department and the Aircraft Finance, Banking, Project Finance and Structured Finance & Securitization practices. This area includes a wide variety of commercial law issues. Special emphasis is placed on those issues arising under Article 9 (secured transactions) and Article 8 (investment securities) of the Uniform Commercial Code although the practice also includes Article 2 (sales of goods), Article 3 (negotiable instruments), Article 5 (letters of credit), Article 6 (bulk sales) and Article 7 (documents of title).

Mr. Safran advises clients on commercial law and personal property transfer issues in connection with credit facilities, second lien bond transactions, project financings, real estate securitizations, collateralized debt obligations, credit card and other receivables financings and other structured financing arrangements.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • JD, Boston University School of Law, 1985
  • BA, University of Maryland, 1982