Christopher M. McDermott

Phone704 348 5184

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  • Commercial Finance
  • Corporate Banking Law
  • Debt & Claims Trading
  • Distressed Finance
Contact InfoTelephone: 704 348 5184
Fax: 704 348 5200
University Williams College, B.A., cum laude, 1982
Law SchoolDuke University School of Law, J.D., 1986
Admitted1987, New York; 1999, North Carolina

Chris McDermott's principal practice involves the representation of commercial banks and other financial institutions in commercial lending and other financing transactions, including general secured and unsecured lending transactions, syndicated bank financings, refinancings, leveraged buy-outs and other acquisition financings, commodity, energy and other asset-based lending transactions, hedge fund financings, and distressed, debtor-in-possession and exit financings. He serves financial clients in New York, Charlotte and other markets.

He graduated from Williams College, cum laude, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, where he was Managing Editor of the Duke Law Journal. Chris has been recognized by the Legal 500 in the Bank Lending practice area.

Chris is admitted to practice in the States of New York and North Carolina and is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York State Bar Association, and the North Carolina State Bar.

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Cadwalader Again Recognized Among Legal Leaders by IFLR 1000

Nov 15, 2013

Cadwalader Recognized in 2013 Edition of The Legal 500 US

Oct 25, 2013

The Legal 500 Recognizes More than 15 Cadwalader Practices and 47 of the Firm's Lawyers Across U.S. Offices

Jun 06, 2012

The Legal 500 U.S. Recommends Cadwalader in 13 Areas of Practice and Highly Ranks More Than 50 Attorneys

Jun 01, 2011


Cadwalader Again Recognized Among Legal Leaders by IFLR 1000

Nov 15, 2013

Cadwalader Recognized in 2013 Edition of The Legal 500 US

Oct 25, 2013

2012 Legal 500 US

Jun 06, 2012



ION Media: Second Lien Terms Enforced

Jan 08, 2010


Platts 16th Annual Financing US Power Conference

Oct 16, 2014

68th Annual Convention of the Commercial Finance Association

Nov 14, 2012 (Also in Charlotte, NC Office)

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Christopher M. McDermott

New YorkNY 10281-0006


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