Obsidian, whether advising clients or acting for its own account, is frequently sought to assist in the structuring of complex financial transactions, providing extensive experience in various industries, including aviation, energy, forest products, equipment leasing and real estate, and access to major financial institutions, private equity funds, hedge funds and other intermediaries. Obsidian specializes in addressing complex investment and financing requirements with specialized structures and developing unique, efficient solutions. These solutions often involve complex income tax matters utilizing a particular area of knowledge and experience within our firm.
- Obsidian advises on and invests in complex real estate investment vehicles, including REMIC and NIM structures. We also work with investors and trustees to develop practical ways to terminate older REMICs and NIMs.
- After developing a structure to acquire a public timber REIT and separate its manufacturing assets, Obsidian was able to propose a transaction resulting in no tax cost to either the REIT or the acquiring company.
- Obsidian created a structure used to successfully effect early termination of an off-shore securitization of medical equipment receivables in Brazil.