Mortgage Loan Sale and Assignment Agreement (2007)Full Document 

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                      MERRILL LYNCH MORTGAGE LENDING INC.,

                                     SELLER

                                       and

                     MERRILL LYNCH MORTGAGE INVESTORS, INC.,

                                    PURCHASER

                   MORTGAGE LOAN SALE AND ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT

                            Dated as of March 1, 2007

              Specialty Underwriting and Residential Finance Trust
           (Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-AB1)

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                                TABLE OF CONTENTS

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ARTICLE I CONVEYANCE OF MORTGAGE LOANS...................................     2

   Section 1.01. Sale of Mortgage Loans..................................     2

   Section 1.02. Delivery of Documents...................................     2

   Section 1.03. Review of Documentation.................................     3

   Section 1.04. Representations and Warranties Regarding the Seller.....     3

   Section 1.05. Grant Clause............................................    10

   Section 1.06. Assignment by Depositor.................................    10

ARTICLE II MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS......................................    10

   Section 2.01. Binding Nature of Agreement; Assignment.................    10

   Section 2.02. Entire Agreement........................................    10

   Section 2.03. Amendment...............................................    10

   Section 2.04. Governing Law...........................................    11

   Section 2.05. Severability of Provisions..............................    11

   Section 2.06. Indulgences; No Waivers.................................    11

   Section 2.07. Headings Not to Affect Interpretation...................    11

   Section 2.08. Benefits of Agreement...................................    11

   Section 2.09. Counterparts............................................    11

                                    SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE A Mortgage Loan Schedule



     This MORTGAGE LOAN SALE AND ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT, dated as of March 1, 2007
(the "Agreement"), is executed by and between Merrill Lynch Mortgage Lending
Inc. (the "Seller") and Merrill Lynch Mortgage Investors, Inc. (the
"Depositor").

     All capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the same meanings
assigned to such terms in that certain Pooling and Servicing Agreement (the
"Pooling Agreement"), dated as of March 1, 2007, among the Depositor, U.S. Bank
National Association, as trustee (the "Trustee"), and Wilshire Credit
Corporation, as servicer (the "Servicer").

                                   WITNESSETH:

     WHEREAS, the Seller has acquired or originated certain mortgage loans
identified on the Mortgage Loan Schedule attached hereto as Schedule A (the
"Mortgage Loans");

     WHEREAS, the Seller desires to sell, without recourse, all of its rights,
title and interest in the Mortgage Loans to the Depositor; and

     WHEREAS, the Seller and the Depositor acknowledge and agree that the
Depositor will assign all of its rights and delegate all of its obligations
hereunder to the Trustee, and that each reference herein to the Depositor is
intended, unless otherwise specified, to mean the Depositor or the Trustee, as
assignee, whichever is the owner of the Mortgage Loans from time to time.

     NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual agreements herein set forth,
and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which
are hereby acknowledged, the Seller and the Depositor agree as follows:

                                    ARTICLE I

                          CONVEYANCE OF MORTGAGE LOANS

     Section 1.01. Sale of Mortgage Loans. Concurrently with the execution and
delivery of this Agreement, the Seller does hereby transfer, assign, set over,
deposit with and otherwise convey to the Depositor, without recourse, subject to
Sections 1.03 and 1.04, all the right, title and interest of the Seller in and
to the Mortgage Loans identified on Schedule A hereto, having an aggregate

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