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Litigation risk represents a significant exposure for trust and agency service providers.  With Metis, Chris Hillcoat’s thirty-five years of professional experience and industry leadership is available to your team.  Bringing his extensive knowledge of municipal, corporate, asset-backed securities and escrow transactions, as well as his strong professional reputation, Chris can work with counsel and clients to clearly present complex concepts of industry custom, practice and understanding.

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Expert Witness and Litigation Consulting Qualifications

Credibility and expertise in the capital markets industry

  • Widely recognized as an industry leader
  • Experience with municipal, Trust Indenture Act ("TIA"), and asset-backed securities, corporate escrows and other financial transactions and structures
  • Expertise in prevalent industry custom and practice and the role of the indenture trustee
  • Understanding of laws and regulations governing the corporate trust industry
  • Ability to work with attorneys, their clients and other experts
  • Avoid costly judgments or settlements
  • Assist trustees to achieve optimal outcomes exercising remedies on behalf of investors

Litigation Topic Examples

  • Role of the indenture trustee or trustee under a pooling and servicing agreement
  • Role of the corporate escrow agent
  • Corporate trust industry custom and practice
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of contract
  • Negligence
  • Securities fraud
  • Securitization structure and participant roles
  • Understanding and enforcement of contractual remedies
  • Industry practice regarding policies and procedures
  • Business acceptance practices 
Metis Solutions LLC
1428 Franklin Avenue
River Forest, Illinois  60305-1041
Phone: 708.366.8287