Cadwalader's Capital Markets Group Retains Top Spot in CMBS Representations

July 25, 2014

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, has once again been recognized as the top law firm advising issuers and underwriters on commercial MBS offerings during the first half of 2014, according to a new set of rankings released in the latest edition of Commercial Mortgage Alert.

Of the $40.4 billion of CMBS issuances completed during the first half of 2014, Cadwalader advised issuers on 33 deals, totaling $24.2 billion. In addition to advising on CMBS issuances, Cadwalader’s Capital Markets Group, led by co-chairmen Michael Gambro and Stuart Goldstein, was retained as underwriter counsel on 26 transactions totaling $16 billion.

“We are extremely pleased that Cadwalader has again been recognized as both ‘Top Issuer Counsel’ and ‘Top Underwriter Counsel’ by Commercial Mortgage Alert,” said Michael Gambro. Stuart Goldstein added, “It is our privilege to be able to work with such high-caliber clients on a regular basis, and we look forward to maintaining our close relationships with them while providing them with the technical expertise and dedicated professional service they have come to expect from our talented attorneys.”

Cadwalader’s Capital Markets Group features more than 100 attorneys globally, over half of whom are dedicated to CMBS. The team handles a broad range of client work, including warehousing loans and structuring debt. The group’s time-tested capabilities help the firm win mandates both on mainstream CMBS and on more complex transactions, such as commercial real estate CLOs and distressed-asset securitizations.