Cadwalader Holds Position Atop Commercial MBS Representation Rankings

August 21, 2015

New York, NY, August 21, 2015—Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, has been recognized as both “Top Issuer Counsel” and “Top Underwriter Counsel” through June 30, 2015, by Commercial Mortgage Alert. The firm has now been ranked at the top of the issuer counsel category for 15 consecutive years.  

The publication notes that, “to be sure, Cadwalader still dominates the field,” acting as issuer counsel on 40 deals totaling $30.2 billion, and as underwriter counsel on 26 deals valued at $16.7 billion. The firm is described as “the longtime market leader among law firms that work on commercial MBS offerings” and is said to have “the deepest bench by far.”

The firm’s Capital Markets Group, led by partners Michael Gambro and Stuart Goldstein, handles a broad range of client work, including warehousing loans and structuring debt. The team’s capabilities help the firm win mandates both on traditional CMBS and on more complex transactions. Cadwalader also structures and executes offerings of securities backed by the full range of asset classes, including auto loans and leases, bank loans, credit cards, aircraft and equipment leases, manufactured housing contracts, trade receivables, insurance and insurance-linked assets, solar assets, music and stadium royalties, franchise, government and health care receivables, swap receivables, whole business securitization and other non-traditional assets.

“We thank our clients for continuing to work with Cadwalader for their commercial MBS securitization needs,” said Goldstein. “We appreciate that our market-leading position is due to their ongoing trust in us, and everything we do is focused on preserving those strong, loyal client relationships.”  

“Our group has unrivaled market knowledge and technical expertise, and we make sure to fully utilize those tools on behalf of our clients,” adds Gambro. “Though we’re delighted to have once again worked on a significant number of commercial MBS offerings in the past year, we are every bit as committed to providing the highest possible level of professional service for every client.”