Cadwalader Names Five to Partnership

December 19, 2012

New Partners Strengthen Cadwalader’s Capital Markets, Financial Services and Private Client Departments in Charlotte, Washington and New York

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP (Cadwalader), a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, announced today that five attorneys have been elected partners in the firm. The new partners are Cheryl D. Barnes (Capital Markets), Dean C. Berry (Private Client), David Burkholder (Capital Markets), Scott A. Cammarn (Financial Services) and Holly Marcille Chamberlain (Corporate).

“We are delighted to welcome Cheryl, Dean, David, Scott and Holly into our partnership,” said W. Christopher White, Chairman of Cadwalader. “Each of these men and women possesses outstanding legal skills, excellent judgment and extraordinary commitment to clients and the Firm.”

Cheryl D. Barnes has more than a decade of experience in securities and structured finance matters. Cheryl represents investment and commercial banks, government-sponsored enterprises, and other financial institutions. She has acted as issuer’s or underwriter’s counsel on over 1,000 securitized offerings, including offerings backed by student loans and mortgage loans, among others. She also has extensive experience with mortgage pass-throughs and REMICs. Cheryl received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and her B.A. from Bennett College.

Dean C. Berry counsels clients on developing and implementing tax-efficient strategies for the management and transfer of private wealth, with a focus on complex U.S. and international trust and estate planning. He advises U.S. and foreign clients on U.S. personal income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax laws. Representative clients include individuals married to non-U.S. citizen spouses, U.S. beneficiaries of foreign trusts, U.S. shareholders of foreign corporations and foreign persons owning U.S. assets. In conjunction with these representations, Dean advocates for his clients in tax audits, appeals and litigation when necessary. Dean received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College, where he was selected for Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year, an A.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and an LL.M in Taxation from the New York University School of Law.

David Burkholder concentrates his practice on structured finance, primarily commercial mortgage-backed securitization transactions, structured mortgage loan participations and warehouse lending, as well as advising servicers and lenders in the workout and restructuring of securitized and other financial assets. In addition, David has broad experience representing issuers, underwriters, mortgage loan sellers, trustees and servicers in public and private securitizations, including commercial mortgaged-backed securitizations and collateralized debt obligations. David also has experience in work-outs of non-performing commercial mortgage loans in CMBS transactions and in other distressed asset sales. David received his undergraduate degree from Boston University, his M.B.A. from the University of West Florida, and his J.D., with honors, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he was a member of the Case Western Law Review.

Scott A. Cammarn, with more than twenty years of experience in the banking industry, has advised clients in all areas of banking compliance and consumer finance law. Scott’s practice focuses on regulatory matters, mergers & acquisitions, legislation and lobbying, corporate affairs, compliance training and antitrust. He has represented a number of nationally-recognized consumer lending institutions and clients before the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and numerous state banking departments. Scott has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America as one of the nation’s leading lawyers in Banking and Finance Law, as well as in Financial Services Regulation Law. The same publications named him Lawyer of the Year for Banking and Finance Law in Charlotte. Scott earned his J.D., with honors, from Duke University School of Law, and his B.S., summa cum laude, from The Ohio State University.

Holly Marcille Chamberlain practices real estate finance and securitization law. She represents financial institutions in connection with the origination of mortgage loans secured by commercial office buildings, retail properties, hotels, warehouses, and land and multifamily housing including a significant number of multistate and multiproperty pooled transactions.  Holly also has extensive experience in the origination of mezzanine loans, construction loans and unsecured real estate loans, including the negotiation of co-lender and inter-creditor agreements, the servicing and sales of mortgage and mezzanine loans, the evaluation of existing loan and property portfolios to assist clients in the acquisition and disposition of such portfolios, and the renegotiation of stressed mortgage and mezzanine loans. Holly received her J.D., magna cum laude, from New York Law School, where she was an Executive Articles Editor of the New York Law School Law Review, and her B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton.