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Civil Rights Series: In the Room Where It Happened

March 3, 2021 (5:00 PM ET)

Join us for a virtual discussion on the constitution, executive powers, the electoral college and more featuring James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law Saikrishna Prakash.

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Defeasance in Real Estate Finance: Process and Timing, Prepayment and Lockout Provisions

March 16, 2021 (1:00pm-2:30pm EDT)

 Join Cadwalader real estate partner Steven Herman and associate Andrea Weitzman for the live webinar, "Defeasance in Real Estate Finance: Process and Timing, Prepayment and Lockout Provisions" Tuesday, March 16, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT.

Related Attorney(s): Steven Herman, Andrea Weitzman
Related Practice(s): Real Estate
Related Office(s): Charlotte, New York, Washington
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Clients & Friends Memos

When “Six Eyes” Just Aren’t Enough

February 25, 2021

On February 16, 2021, the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York (the “Court”) issued a decision In Re Citibank August 11, 2020 Wire Transfers that upheld the “discharge for value” doctrine and ruled that certain lenders (the “Defendants”) were entitled to retain funds erroneously sent by the administrative agent (the “Plaintiff”) under a credit facility to which the Defendants were a party.

Related Attorney(s): Christopher Dickson, Steven Herman, Blake Woodward
Related Practice(s): Real Estate
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The UK Serious Fraud Office’s Extraterritorial Powers Are Clarified

February 24, 2021

After three years of uncertainty over the Serious Fraud Office’s (“SFO”) powers to obtain documents located overseas, the UK Supreme Court has clarified the extraterritorial effect of the legislation facilitating that power domestically. The Supreme Court held that KBR, Inc., the U.S. engineering, procurement and construction company, was not required to provide the SFO with documents that were located overseas during a criminal investigation into its UK subsidiary, KBR Ltd.

Related Attorney(s): Jodi Avergun, Mark Beardsworth, Kevin Roberts, Shruti Chandhok, Charlotte Glaser
Related Practice(s): White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): London, Washington
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New York Assembly Sponsored Legislation Proposes New Tax on Mezzanine Debt and Preferred Equity

February 09, 2021

Assembly Bill A3139 was introduced by Assembly Member Harvey Epstein on January 22, 2021. The bill is currently in committee but, if enacted, it will amend New York’s Real Property Law and Tax Law to require the recording of mezzanine debt and preferred equity investments and subject it to the mortgage recording tax. These amendments will force borrowers and lenders to reconsider the economic costs of mezzanine financing.

Related Attorney(s): Steven Herman, Michael Schromm
Related Practice(s): Mezzanine Finance, Real Estate
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Brass Tax

BrassTax is a monthly newsletter that provides clear and concise insights on important tax developments.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz, Jason Schwartz, Mark Howe, Adam Blakemore, Gary Silverstein
Related Practice(s): Corporate Taxation, Mergers & Acquisitions Taxation, Restructurings & Bankruptcies Taxation, Securitization & Structured Products Taxation, Tax, Tax Controversy

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Fund Finance Friday

Fund Finance Friday is a weekly market intelligence update for the fund finance market from Cadwalader. 

Related Attorney(s): Michael Mascia, Wesley Misson, Jeremy Cross, Tim Hicks, Kurt Oosterhouse, Samantha Hutchinson, Brian Foster
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

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REF News & Views

REF News & Views is a monthly newsletter comprised of news and commentary around legal matters concerning mortgage finance, mezzanine finance, loan sales and construction finance.

Related Attorney(s): Duncan Hubbard, Fredric Altschuler, Alan Lawrence, Holly Chamberlain, Bonnie Neuman, Steven Herman, Melissa Hinkle, Matthew Robertson, Jeremy Cross, Christopher Dickson
Related Practice(s): Construction Finance, Joint Ventures, Loan Sales, Management & Leasing, Mezzanine Finance, Mortgage Finance, Real Estate, Real Estate Acquisitions & Dispositions, Real Estate Restructuring, Real Estate Workouts & Restructurings

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State Attorney General Insider

State Attorney General Insider is a newsletter on the latest notable cases and updates from within the State Attorneys General community.

Related Attorney(s): Douglas Gansler, Jodi Avergun, Jason Halper, Ellen Holloman, Joel Mitnick
Related Practice(s): Global Litigation, State Attorneys General Practice

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‘Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations’ – EQT Discuss Their ESG Capital Call Facilities

February 12, 2021

In this episode of Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations, Cadwalader partner Nathan Parker is joined by EQT Managing Director Adam Larsson and Debevoise & Plimpton partner Thomas Smith to discuss the market-leading ESG linked capital call facilities put in place by EQT in the second part of last year.

Related Attorney(s): Nathan Parker
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

'Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations' - Catching Up with Michael Sinclair of People’s United Bank

December 18, 2020

In this episode of Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations, Michael Sinclair of People’s United Bank joins Mike Mascia to discuss the fund finance happenings at People’s United as well as current market developments and predictions for 2021.


Related Attorney(s): Michael Mascia
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

'Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations' — LIBOR Transition Update with Jeffrey Nagle

December 4, 2020

In today’s Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations, Jeff Nagle of Cadwalader’s LIBOR Preparedness Team joins Mike Mascia and gives a plain-English summary of what a fund finance banker needs to know about this week’s LIBOR transition updates from the ICE Benchmark Administration and the U.S. and UK regulators.

Related Attorney(s): Michael Mascia, Jeffrey Nagle
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance, LIBOR Preparedness Team



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