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 $25 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 has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in the United States in the area of Banking and Finance in the International Financial Law Review’s IFLR1000 Legal Directory in 2014 and 2015. Wes is also a frequent speaker and an accomplished author in the area of fund finance.
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 Young Donor Society of the Arts & Science Council in Charlotte, an active member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, and a strong supporter of the Alzheimer's Association.
Wes has a JD from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
*Note: certain representations occurred prior to Wes’s association with Cadwalader.