Claude Roxborough

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Claude Roxborough

Corporate Counsel

Claude W. Roxborough III, Esq. serves as our in-house corporate counsel, joining us in 2022 following 15+ years in private practice that focused on firms that buy mortgages and real estate. In this role, he assists the organization with structuring and managing various acquisition vehicles, as well as oversees our other corporate transactions. More recently, Claude has been instrumental in helping the company build and establish the board of directors for our affiliate manager entity.

Prior to joining PPR, Claude was a partner in the NY-based boutique law firm of BurgherGray LLP, with a specialty focus on buyers and securitizers of residential and commercial mortgage loans and real estate. 

Claude began his legal career in residential mortgage loan securitizations in 2004 and following the 2008 global financial crisis, served as outside legal counsel to various funds buying loans from distressed banks. While his legal practice expanded into other areas such as corporate governance, investment adviser registration and compliance (both at the federal level and the state level, mergers and acquisitions, as well as Regulation A and other securities offerings, his practice always had at its core a focus on buyers and asset managers of various mortgage and real estate assets.

Claude created one of the first non-profit joint ventures for buying mortgage and other real estate from U.S. governmental agencies. Claude holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School where he was a recipient of the Parker School of Certificate of Achievement in Foreign and Comparative Law, and holds a B.A. from Columbia College. He also studied abroad in college at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and served as the co-president of the South African Chamber of Commerce in America.