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North America Innovative Lawyers 2017: Accessing New Markets and Capital - Law firms and legal service providers

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Originality7
Leadership8
Impact7
Total innovation score22
CommentHelped secure capital for Chicago Fundamental Investment Partners (CFIP) from Academic Group, a non-profit educational body, applying tracking units to the traditional collateral loan obligations (CLOs) used. This structure — never before used for CLOs — allowed Academic Group to take a minority interest in CFIP and make investment returns. Commended: J Paul Forrester.