Alex's practice is concentrated in the area of financial restructuring with a focus on structured finance and securitizations. He represents lenders in connection with bankruptcy-remote commercial mortgage loan originations, commercial mortgage-backed securitizations, and asset-backed securitizations.
Representative CMBS transactions include JPMorgan's $2 billion mortgage financing of Centerbridge/Paulson/Blackstone's purchase of the assets of Extended Stay Hotels in 2010, Wells Fargo's $1.4 billion mortgage and mezzanine financing of Blackstone's acquisition of the United States assets of Centro in 2011, and JPMorgan's $1.4 billion financing of Blackstone's acquisition of the assets of Motel 6 in 2012.
In addition to working for Cadwalader, Alex was previously an associate at Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge in that firm's real estate department. Alex was also a law clerk to the Honorable Arthur Votolato, the United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Rhode Island.
Alex received his Bachelor of Laws with Honors from the Law Department of the State University of Belarus, his J.D. from New England School of Law, magna cum laude, and his LL.M. in Bankruptcy Law from St. John's University School of Law.
He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts. The admission to the bar of the State of New York is pending.