Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Capital Markets: Securitisation Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Industry leaders in CMBS and CLO work, with an exceptionally large team of securitization lawyers based across the USA. Able to respond to the most complex transactional issues, as well as providing counsel on recent risk retention. Clients include issuers, underwriters and investors, among others.

Strengths"The firm as a whole is a leader in the CLO market," acknowledges one source, who says that the lawyers "bring a wealth of industry knowledge."

"They have a deep bench and strong associates," comments an impressed client.

Notable practitioners

Gregg Jubin
attracts high praise for his ability to come up with "good ideas for solving unexpected issues." He is particularly recommended for his ability to handle CLO issues on behalf of asset managers.

Joseph Beach
is recommended by clients for being "knowledgeable about the market and its regulations" and is described as "a trusted resource when negotiating with counterparties." He is particularly adept at handling midmarket CLO transactions.

Michael Gambro
is widely known among peers as an "excellent securities lawyer" and"an industry leader in CMBS." With a strong issuers' and underwriters' practice, he maintains his outstanding reputation for handling transactions involving the securitization of commercial assets.

Neil Weidner
has longstanding market experience, which sees him regularly act on behalf of arrangers in CLO transactions. Interviewees characterize him as "a pragmatic practitioner who is smart and thoughtful."