Malcolm P. Wattman

Senior Counsel
New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212 504 6222

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Corporate Finance
  • Distressed Structured Products
  • Securitization & Asset Based Finance
  • Insurance Products
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Insurance-Linked Securities
 
University State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., 1963
 
Law SchoolFordham University, School of Law, J.D., 1968
 
Admitted1969, New York
 
Biography

Malcolm Wattman's practice is concentrated in risk-linked securities, structured finance, corporate finance, securities, and general corporate law. He represents investment banks, insurance and reinsurance companies, state insurance pools, public and private companies and institutional and individual investors in connection with public offerings and private placements of risk-linked securities, debt, equity and structured securities, credit agreements, business acquisitions and dispositions, contracts, and general corporate and commercial matters.

Mal's practice is focused on structuring new financial instruments and in securitizing and financing nontraditional assets (including wireless communication towers, timber properties, music royalties, health care receivables, taxi medallions, security alarm contracts, billboard revenues, loans to franchisees, time-share mortgages, and sports arena revenue streams) and insurance-related liabilities (including risk-linked and contingent capital transactions and sidecars). He has experience with consumer goods and services companies, health care facilities, financial institutions (including commercial and investment banks), broker-dealers, investment advisors, airlines, food and lodging, computer software, publishing, shipping, for profit higher education, natural resources and manufacturing companies, investment partnerships, and real estate investment trusts.

He has served as a director of companies in the photofinishing, consumer products, banking, and computer telephony businesses. Mal is currently a member of the board of trustees, executive, financial and audit committees and treasurer of the New York City/Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a trustee and member of the Finance Committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and a director and treasurer of Barrier Free Living, which operates accessible homeless facilities, a domestic violence residence shelter and social programs for the homeless and disabled. He also serves as a member of the advisory board of The Legal Aid Society's Community Development Project.

Mal received a B.S. from the University of Buffalo (now the State University of New York at Buffalo) and his J.D. from Fordham Law School. He held engineering, finance, and consulting positions at Griffiss Air Base, Uniroyal, M&M/Mars Inc., and Touche, Ross, Bailey & Smart (now Deloitte & Touche). He served on the Securities Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Mal is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and admitted to practice in the State of New York.

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 Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. on Groundbreaking Lion I Re Catastrophe Bond Apr 29, 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

• 2013 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 45 Cadwalader Attorneys in Multiple Areas of Practice Oct 06, 2012

• 2012 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 45 Cadwalader Attorneys in 30 Areas of Practice Sep 06, 2011

• Cadwalader Deal Short-Listed for IFLR Europe Award Feb 03, 2010

• Cadwalader Attorneys Contribute to New Book on Insurance Linked Securities Jul 06, 2009

Recent Press

• 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

Recognition

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

Clients & Friends Memos

• Final Credit Risk Retention Requirements for Asset-Backed Securities Transactions Oct 30, 2014

• Potential Impact of New SEC Rules on Cell Tower Securitizations Sep 30, 2014

• 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

• The Volcker Rule's Impact on Banking Entities' Ownership and Sponsorship of Structured Finance and Securitization Transactions Dec 17, 2013

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

• The Application of Commodity Pool Rules to Insurance Linked Securities Oct 15, 2012

• The Volcker Rule's Impact on Financial Institutions' Ownership and Sponsorship of Structured Finance and Securitization Transactions Nov 03, 2011

• SEC Re-proposal of Shelf Eligibility Conditions for Asset-Backed Securities and Applicability to Insurance-Linked Securities Aug 04, 2011

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

• SEC Proposes New Disclosure Requirements Regarding Representations and Warranties in Asset-Backed Securities Offerings Oct 18, 2010

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

• Second Circuit Interpretation of “Absolute and Unconditional” Clause May Limit the Effectiveness of Limited Recourse and Similar Provisions Common to Structured Finance Indentures Jun 24, 2010

• Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets Act of 2009 Aug 20, 2009

• The Hedge Fund Transparency Act and Its Unintended Consequences for Cat Bonds May 12, 2009

Books

• The Handbook of Insurance-Linked Securities

The Handbook of Insurance-Linked Securities provides information on a type of securities, which, by combining elements of insurance and capital markets, provide an alternative channel for transferring risk and raising capital.

Events

• Trading Risk New York Rendez-Vous 2014 'The Brave New World' Oct 16, 2014

• Trading Risk New York Rendez-Vous Oct 15, 2013

• Trading Risk New York Rendez-Vous 2012 Oct 18, 2012

 
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Potential Impact of New SEC Rules on Cell Tower Securitizations
Michael S. Gambro,Stuart N. Goldstein,Michael A. McCormack,Frank Polverino,Malcolm P. Wattman, October 6, 2014
On August 27, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted two final rules implementing new regulations affecting asset-backed securities (“ABS”). The first set of rules, referred to in this memorandum as the “Third Party Reports Rules,”[1]...


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