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 & Resources

NEWS

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

RESOURCES

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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