Wes Misson is a partner in the firm’s Finance Group. Wes’s practice focuses on fund finance, and he has represented financial institutions as lenders and lead agents in hundreds of subscription credit facilities and other fund financings during the course of his career. His experience encompasses both subscription and hybrid facilities and includes working with fund-related borrowers on the negotiation of third-party investor documents with institutional, high net worth and sovereign wealth investors.
Wes has served as lead counsel on many of the largest and most sophisticated fund financings ever consummated, notably having assisted more than 35 banks as lead or syndicate lender during the past two years with transaction values totaling in excess of $35 billion.
Wes works extensively with financial institutions to develop form agreements for fund finance transactions and to educate bankers, internal legal counsel and credit officers on hot issues and trends affecting the fund finance market. He was recognized by Law360 in 2017 as a “Rising Star” in the area of Capital Markets, and is a frequent speaker and an accomplished author in the fund finance area.
In the community, Wes served two years as an advising board member for the young professionals group of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as a member of the board’s Wisdom Council. He is also a member of the board of the Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, a member of the Young Donor Society of the Arts & Science Council in Charlotte, and a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association.
Wes has a J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
*Note: certain representations occurred prior to Wes’s association with Cadwalader.