Laura (Liz) E. Peebles, Associate


Laura (Liz) Peebles focuses her practice on representing motor vehicle manufacturers and distributors. She works with these clients primarily on franchise and distribution matters, including documentation relating to market representation strategies, commercial contracts, and the development and implementation of dealer standards, policies, and programs.

Liz also has extensive experience in lending and structured finance transactions in the automotive space. She advises clients on the regulatory and compliance issues affecting lending structures, including bankruptcy remote borrowers. She also advises clients on the drafting of leasing agreements, consignment agreements, and operating standards.

In addition to her motor vehicle practice, as a member of the firm's Business Law Group, Liz represents lenders and borrowers in the middle market space in general corporate matters and secured lending, with a focus on asset-backed lending facilities. She advises clients on how to secure, perfect, and maintain security interests on collateral in the United States and foreign jurisdictions.

In the asset securitization space, Liz has worked with a broad range of asset classes, including subprime auto loans, student loans, shipping containers, railcars, tax liens, and other esoteric assets. She has advised issuers, investment banks, and corporate trustees regarding various finance facility structures, including 144A transactions, residual transactions and bankruptcy remote loan structures.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., with distinction, 2012)
  • Southern Methodist University (B.A., magna cum laude with honors, 2009)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois

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