Joseph W. Beach

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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, equipment lease receivables and venture debt.

Joseph 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 “ Re-proposed Credit Risk Retention Requirements for Asset-Backed Securities Transactions,” and “ Risk Retention for Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs): Re-Proposal Fact Sheet” . One of Joseph's cross-border lending facility transactions was nominated for Deal Of The Month by Finance Monthly magazine. He also advised on the award-winning Ares XXX CLO transaction, which won GlobalCapital's 2014 CLO of the Year. Joe is recognized as a leading practitioner in the 2014 “ Who's Who Legal” for Capital Markets, and he frequently participates in panel discussions related to securitization at industry conferences, and was recently asked to participate on a panel with other industry leaders at Opal Financial Group's European CLO Summit in Monte-Carlo, Monaco as well as at the Annual ABS East conference in Miami.

He 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.


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.

News & Resources


News Releases
Cadwalader Advises Deutsche Bank on Award-Winning CLO Transaction Apr 22, 2015

Recent Press
Cadwalader Retains Top Spot in Commercial MBS Representations Jan 23, 2015

Cadwalader Advises Deutsche Bank on Award-Winning CLO Transaction Apr 22, 2015


Clients & Friends Memos
New Rules for Third-Party Due Diligence Reports for Asset-Backed Securities Sep 09, 2014

European CLO Summit Oct 22, 2014


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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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