Erik Patel 

Senior Attorney – New York
T.+1 212 504 6710
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281 V-CARD

Erik Patel is a senior attorney in Cadwalader’s Capital Markets Group. His practice focuses on commercial and regulatory issues, including whole loan and CMBS master repurchase agreements, related real estate issues, and the negotiation of complex commercial contracts and agreements.

Prior to joining Cadwalader, Erik held positions at multiple large global financial institutions as in-house counsel supporting various sales and trading desks including OTC and cleared derivatives, futures, prime brokerage, and short-term repo financing, utilizing ISDA and SIFMA documentation. He routinely draws upon this experience to deliver thoughtful but practical advice to his clients.

Prior to these in-house roles, Erik was engaged in transactional-focused private practice, advising primarily “buy-side” clients on the trading of syndicated loans and bankruptcy claims, utilizing LSTA and LMA documentation.

Erik received his J.D. from New York University School of Law where he was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Law and Liberty, and his B.B.A. in Finance, summa cum laude, from the University of Houston.

Erik Patel 


  • New York


  • New York University School of Law
  • University of Houston
    B.B.A., summa cum laude