Joe Zeidner is a special counsel in Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft’s Finance Group. Joe’s practice focuses on a broad range of fund finance transactions at all levels of the capital structure and every phase of a fund’s existence. In particular, Joe has a strong background representing major U.S. and foreign banks and other financial institutions as agents, lead arrangers and lenders in structuring, negotiating and documenting subscription credit and capital call facilities, as well as NAV-based, hybrid and other nontraditional facilities and lending arrangements. Joe has been involved in many of the largest, most complex syndicated credit facilities to funds managed by some of the world’s most distinguished fund sponsors, including representing over 20 different lead lenders on tens of billions of dollars’ worth of commitments in the aggregate.
Joe received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Drexel University, where he served as Associate Editor on the Drexel Law Review. He received his M.B.A., summa cum laude, from Drexel University and his B.S. in Biology–Neuroscience from Duke University. During law school, Joe was a national officer in the American Bar Association Law Student Division.