Joseph W. Beach

Phone704 348 5171

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Practice Areas

  • Asset-Backed Commercial Paper
  • CLOs
  • Securitization & Asset Based Finance
  • Warehouse Lending
University Davidson College, B.A., cum laude, 1995; Duke University, M.A., 1998
Law SchoolDuke University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1998
Admitted1998, North Carolina; 1999, District of Columbia

Joseph Beach represents investment banks, asset managers, commercial paper conduits and fund managers in secured financings, CLOs and CDOs and other asset-backed securitizations. He has extensive experience in asset-backed commercial paper facility origination and restructurings, as well as CLO/CDO management rights acquisitions and dispositions. Joseph has worked primarily in the middle market and broadly syndicated loan sectors, with additional experience in trade receivables, structured settlements, equipment lease receivables and venture debt.

Prior to joining Cadwalader, Joseph was an associate in Dechert LLP's Finance and Real Estate practice. He is a former Assistant General Counsel for Fiscal and International Law for the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

Joseph is the co-author of “Reproposed Credit Risk Retention Requirements for Asset-Backed Securities Transactions,” “Risk Retention for Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs): Re-Proposal Fact Sheet,” and Dechert LLP's “Structured Settlement Securitization: A Growing Opportunity.” In addition, one of Joseph's recently completed cross-border lending facility transactions was nominated for Deal Of The Month by Finance Monthly magazine, and he is recognized as a leading practitioner in the 2014 “Who's Who Legal” for Capital Markets.

Joseph received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Duke University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. He received his B.A., cum laude, from Davidson College, and an M.A. in International Relations from Duke University Graduate School. He is admitted to practice in North Carolina.

News Releases

• Cadwalader's Capital Markets Group Retains Top Spot in CMBS Representations Jul 25, 2014

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

• Cadwalader Advises Global Financial Institution on $200 Million Multi-Currency Loan Deal Apr 28, 2014

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

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

• Cadwalader Elects Five New Partners Dec 20, 2013

• Cadwalader's Charlotte Office Welcomes Joseph W. Beach Jan 25, 2011

Recent Press

• Leveraged Loans: As CLO Market Digests Risk Retention, Lawyers Eye 'Holy Grail' Oct 30, 2014

• Cadwalader Continues to Dominate Law-Firm Ranking Jul 25, 2014

• 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

Clients & Friends Memos

• New Rules for Third-Party Due Diligence Reports for Asset-Backed Securities Sep 09, 2014

• At Long Last-SEC Adopts Final Regulation AB II Sep 05, 2014

• SEC Adopts Regulation AB II Aug 28, 2014

• EU Risk Retention Requirement: A workable solution for US CLO collateral managers? Jan 23, 2014

• Risk Retention for Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs): Re-Proposal Fact Sheet Sep 02, 2013


• European CLO Summit Oct 22, 2014

• IMN's ABS East Sep 21, 2014

• The 3rd Annual Investor's Conference on CLOs & Leveraged Loans Apr 22, 2014

• SFIG ABS Vegas Jan 21, 2014

• The 19th Annual ABS East 2013 Oct 06, 2013


Joseph's recent significant transactions include:

•Representing a leading investment bank as underwriter's and issuer's counsel in a CLO where the entire senior tranche was structured as a convertible loan.
•Representing a major bank in a secured bridge facility and an asset-based loan facility to facilitate the initial public offering of a business development company.
•Representing a leading investment bank as underwriter's and issuer's counsel in a CLO using an off-shore Issuer taxable as a US partnership and a secondary off-shore issuer as a tax blocker for the remainder of the equity tranche.
•Representing a European bank in a multi-currency loan facility secured by distressed European debt.
•Representing an underwriter in a structured fund debt offering backed by trade receivables generated in Latin American jurisdictions.


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At Long Last - SEC Adopts Final Regulation AB II
Cheryl D. Barnes,Joseph W. Beach,Bruce C. Bloomingdale,David Burkholder,Michael S. Gambro, September 8, 2014
On August 27, 2014 the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved final rules relating to asset-backed securities (“ABS”) disclosure and registration (the “Final Rules”). The Final Rules are contained in a final release, which was published on...

SEC Adopts Regulation AB II
Cheryl D. Barnes,Joseph W. Beach,David Burkholder,Michael S. Gambro,Anna H. Glick, September 2, 2014
Yesterday morning the Securities and Exchange Commission in an open meeting voted to adopt long-awaited final rules (the "Final Rules") implementing a series of changes to the registration and offering process for asset-backed securities (“ABS”) and expanded disclosure and...
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Joseph W. Beach

227 West Trade Street, Suite 2400
CharlotteNC 28202


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