Ira J. Schacter

Phone212 504 6035

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Securitization
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Distressed Investing and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Structured Products
  • Distressed Structured Products
  • Insurance Products
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Insurance-Linked Securities
  • Securitization & Asset Based Finance
University State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., 1981
Law SchoolNova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., 1984; New York University School of Law, LL.M., in Corporation Law, 1985
Admitted1985, New York; 1992, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Ira Schacter's practice consists principally of creating and structuring complex financial solutions and the formation, acquisition, and capital raising activities of businesses that issue, underwrite, trade, or invest in financial products. He is frequently called upon to develop unique financial solutions for corporate and financial institutions that bridge traditional finance with structured finance.

Ira is involved in virtually all aspects of the structured finance business with almost every type of securitization, including insurance risk, whole-company, and CDOs and with assets from the traditional to the varied, including corporate loans, swap receivables, repo, and other financial assets, as well as a variety of other unique assets, such as franchise royalties and shipping containers. He has extensive experience counseling monolines and representing them in their transactions.

He received his B.A. in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook; a J.D. from the Nova Center for the Study of Law, where he was a Notes and Comments Editor of the Law Review; and an LL.M. in corporations law from the New York University School of Law.

News & Resources


News Releases

•Cadwalader Advising Salix Pharmaceuticals in its Combination with Cosmo Technologies to Form Salix Pharmaceuticals, plc
Jul 08, 2014

•Cadwalader Recognized as Best Securitization Law Firm by GlobalCapital
Jun 23, 2014

•Cadwalader Tops Mortgage-Backed Securities Tables in The American Lawyer 2014 Corporate Scorecard
Apr 14, 2014

•Cadwalader Attorneys, Practices Recognized by 2014 Chambers Global Guide
Mar 25, 2014

•Cadwalader Advises Mercuria on Acquisition of J.P. Morgan's Energy and Commodities Trading Company
Mar 19, 2014

•Cadwalader Tops List of CMBS Law Firm Representations-Again
Feb 07, 2014

•Cadwalader Advises Elan Corporation in Billion Dollar Royalty Deal
May 13, 2013

•More Than 25 Cadwalader Attorneys in 17 Practice Areas Recognized by 2013 Chambers Global Guide
Apr 08, 2013

•Cadwalader Lauded in Multiple Practices in Chambers USA
Jun 12, 2009

Recent Press

•Cadwalader Remains Top CMBS Legal Advisor
Feb 07, 2014

•Cadwalader Still Top CMBS Law Firm, as Sidley Makes Inroads
Jul 26, 2013


•Cadwalader Recognized as Best Securitization Law Firm by GlobalCapital
Jun 23, 2014

•Chambers and Partners USA 2014
May 23, 2014

•Cadwalader Attorneys, Practices Recognized by 2014 Chambers Global Guide
Mar 25, 2014

•Chambers and Partners USA 2013
May 24, 2013

•Chambers and Partners USA 2012
Jun 07, 2012

•Chambers and Partners Global 2012
Mar 01, 2012


Clients Friends Memos

•Reproposed Credit Risk Retention Requirements for Asset-Backed Securities Transactions
Sep 13, 2013

•The Dodd-Frank Act: How It Impacts Specific Institutions, Entities and Transactions
Jun 22, 2011

•Insurance Reforms Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Jul 20, 2010



•Quorum: March 2014 V2N1
Mar 26, 2014


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Ira J. Schacter

New YorkNY 10281-0006


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