Stuart N. Goldstein 

Partner – Charlotte, New York
T.+1 704 348 5258
650 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 V-CARD
T.+1 212 504 6316
200 Liberty Street
New York , NY 10281

Stuart Goldstein is the Managing Partner of Cadwalader’s Charlotte office, co-chair of the firm’s Capital Markets Practice and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. 

Stuart concentrates his practice on structured finance, primarily commercial mortgage-backed and CRE CLO 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, Stuart has broad experience representing issuers and underwriters in both public and private offerings of RMBS, corporate CLOs and other structured finance products including synthetic securitizations, credit-linked notes, credit default swaps (including tranched portfolio CDS), derivative product companies (DPCs) and other credit-risk transfer (CRT) products.

He also represents clients in the purchase and sale of commercial and multifamily mortgage loans, mezzanine debt, subordinate debt, and residential first and second mortgage loans (including FHA, VA, conventional, and manufactured housing) in whole loan and participation structures. In addition, he has extensive experience in secured lending and represents lenders in structuring and negotiating finance facilities.

Stuart was named a BTI Consulting Group Client Services All-Star, an honor recognizing lawyers who “deliver outstanding legal skills enveloped in a rare combination of practical business knowledge, extraordinary attention to client needs and noteworthy responsiveness,” and who “instill a confidence and trust reserved only for the most valued and strategic business partners.” One of only 176 attorneys in the nation recognized by BTI, Stuart was also designated an “MVP” for being among only 28 lawyers named for at least two consecutive years. Nominations for inclusion on the BTI list are made by clients. Stuart was named Lawyer of the Year in Securitization and Structured Finance by Best Lawyers in America, and is regularly recognized in Chambers USA, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the East, Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Who’s Who in American Law.

Stuart received the 2019 Alzheimer's Association Award of Excellence for his ongoing support of the organization’s Western Carolina Chapter. He has been involved with the Alzheimer's Association for nearly 10 years, serving in a number of leadership roles, including Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Stuart has also served on boards and in leadership roles with several other community organizations, including Misty Meadows Mitey Riders, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Charlotte and The Charlotte Dance Theater.

Stuart received a B.S. from Cornell University and his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley. He is admitted to practice in the states of New York and California, and is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.


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