Neil J. Weidner

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Practice Areas

  • Asset-Backed Commercial Paper
  • CLOs
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Finance
  • Distressed Structured Products
  • Warehouse Lending
  • Insurance-Linked Securities
  • Municipal Securitization
  • OTC Derivatives
  • Securitization & Asset Based Finance
  • Structured Products
 
University Manhattan College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1987 Phi Beta Kappa
 
Law SchoolSyracuse University, College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991 Lead Articles Editor of the Syracuse Journal of International Law & Commerce
 
Admitted1992, New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
 
Biography

Neil Weidner's practice is concentrated in the areas of securitization, structured finance, and derivative financial products. Neil represents underwriters, issuers, institutional investors, collateral managers, and sponsors in a wide range of matters involving the securitization or re-packaging of traditional and non-traditional assets. Neil has extensive experience using “cash flow,” “market value,” and hybrid structures, and is recognized as a leading practitioners in the CLO 2.0 market.

In addition, Neil represents issuers, sponsors, derivatives dealers, and end users in a broad range of matters, including structured swaps, total return instruments, credit derivatives and investment contracts, and other types of structured products.

Neil is a frequent commentator on industry issues, and has been recognized for excellence in “Structured Finance” by the elite “Leading Lawyers” list of the Legal 500 US. He has authored or co-authored numerous comment letters, articles, and memoranda on regulatory and securities law matters, including the Dodd-Frank Act and the Volcker Rule. In addition, Neil provided testimony before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises. The hearing, entitled “The Dodd-Frank Act's Impact on the Asset-Backed Securities,” focused on the impact of aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act, including the Volcker Rule, on CLOs.

He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law, where he was Lead Articles Editor of the Syracuse Journal of International Law & Commerce. He received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Manhattan College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Neil is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations.

News Releases

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

• Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014 Jun 27, 2014

• Cadwalader's Neil Weidner Discusses Impact of Dodd-Frank on Asset-Backed Securities at House Subcommittee Hearing Feb 26, 2014

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

• Cadwalader Recognized in 2013 Edition of The Legal 500 US Oct 25, 2013

• The Legal 500 Recognizes More than 15 Cadwalader Practices and 47 of the Firm's Lawyers Across U.S. Offices Jun 06, 2012

• The Legal 500 U.S. Recommends Cadwalader in 13 Areas of Practice and Highly Ranks More Than 50 Attorneys Jun 01, 2011

• Cadwalader Practices Commended by US Legal 500 Jun 16, 2010

• Cadwalader Receives High Marks from The Legal 500 Jun 03, 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

• CLO Issuance Could Reach $25 Billion This Year Mar 27, 2012

Recognition

• Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014 Jun 27, 2014

• Cadwalader Recognized in 2013 Edition of The Legal 500 US Oct 25, 2013

• 2012 Legal 500 US Jun 06, 2012

Clients & Friends Memos

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

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

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

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

• Derivative Product Companies: A Comparison of New Rating Agency Guidelines May 10, 2013

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

• SEC Proposes a New Rule Prohibiting Conflicts of Interest in Securitizations Oct 04, 2011

• SEC Seeks Public Comment On Treatment of Asset-Backed Issuers under the Investment Company Act Sep 13, 2011

• SEC Re-Proposes Shelf Eligibility Conditions for Asset-Backed Securities Aug 16, 2011

• SEC Proposed Rules Regarding Third-Party Due Diligence Disclosure Jul 08, 2011

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

• Proposed Credit Risk Retention Requirements for Asset-Backed Securities Transactions Apr 06, 2011

• SEC Issues Final Rules for New Disclosure Requirements Regarding Representations and Warranties in Asset-Backed Securities Offerings Feb 01, 2011

• SEC Issues Final Rules Regarding Diligence and Disclosure in ABS Offerings Feb 01, 2011

• S&P Reconsiders De-Linked Rating for Bank-Sponsored Securitizations That Fall Outside FDIC's Final Safe Harbor Rule Nov 22, 2010

• S&P Likely to Refuse De-Linked Ratings for Bank-Sponsored Securitizations That Fail to Meet FDIC's Final Safe Harbor Rule Oct 27, 2010

• Art. 122a: Risk Retention for Securitisations with European Credit Institution Investors Oct 27, 2010

• SEC Proposes New Rules Regarding Diligence and Disclosure in ABS Offerings Oct 26, 2010

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

• FDIC Adopts Final Securitization Safe Harbor Rule Oct 11, 2010

• FDIC Approves Final Securitization Safe Harbor Sep 28, 2010

• SEC Releases Timetable for Rulemaking and Reporting for Asset-Backed Securities under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Sep 22, 2010

• The EU Commission Proposes Onerous Requirements for Rated Structured Finance Instruments Jul 22, 2010

• Regulation of Systemically Significant NonBanks Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Jul 20, 2010

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

• The New Scheme for the Regulation of Swaps, with Appendices on Retroactivity, Special Entities and Tax, Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Jul 20, 2010

• Regulation of End Users of Swaps Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Jul 20, 2010

• Reforms to the Asset-Backed Securitization Process and the Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Jul 20, 2010

• Securitization Reforms: What is the Current State of Play? May 26, 2010

• FDIC Seeks “Stronger, Sustainable Securitizations” by Imposing Additional Conditions to Eligibility for Securitization Safe Harbor May 21, 2010

• SEC Proposes Significant Enhancements to Regulation of Asset-Backed Securities Apr 20, 2010

• SEC Announces Proposal to Significantly Enhance the Regulation of Asset-Backed Securities Apr 07, 2010

• New U.S. Covered Bond Legislation Introduced Mar 25, 2010

• Interim Final Rule Interpreting The Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009 Takes Effect Mar 05, 2010

• Recent Changes to SEC Rating Agency Reform Impose Burdensome Requirements on Structured Products Participants Mar 03, 2010

• The Revised FDIC Securitization Safe Harbor Rule; The FDIC Responds to Changes in GAAP Accounting Rules with Proposed Sweeping Regulation of Bank Securitization Structures Dec 22, 2009

• Securitization Reform Proposals: The Credit Risk Retention Act of 2009 and the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2009 Dec 17, 2009

• Treasury Department Guidance Issued on Modification of Securitized Commercial Mortgage Loans Sep 16, 2009

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

• GGP Bankruptcy Court Denies Motions to Dismiss Twenty Property Level Bankruptcy Cases as Bad Faith Filings Aug 13, 2009

• Litigation Challenges Counterparty Right to Withhold Payments under Section 2(a)(iii) of ISDA Master Agreement as Violation of Automatic Stay Provisions of U.S. Bankruptcy Code Aug 11, 2009

• Obama Administration Releases Legislative Language Regarding Asset-Backed Securitization Jul 23, 2009

• UPDATE: TALF for Legacy CMBS: New York Fed Clarifies Requirements and Procedures as Initial Legacy CMBS Subscription Date Approaches Jul 13, 2009

• Obama Proposal for Regulatory Reform as It Relates to OTC Derivatives Markets Jun 22, 2009

• The Obama Administration's Financial Regulatory Reform Proposal Jun 22, 2009

• The Obama Administration's Financial Regulatory Reform Proposal and Its Impact on the Securitization Markets Jun 22, 2009

• Obama Administration's Financial Regulatory Reform Proposal Introduced Jun 17, 2009

• Lenders File Motions to Dismiss Twenty-One General Growth Properties Bankruptcy Cases as Bad Faith Filings Jun 04, 2009

• TALF for Legacy CMBS: New York Fed Releases Terms and Conditions and FAQs May 20, 2009

• General Growth Properties Bankruptcy Court Enters Final Order on Cash Collateral, Cash Management, and DIP Financing Issues May 18, 2009

• General Growth Properties Bankruptcy Court Defers Final Ruling on Cash Collateral, Cash Management and DIP Financing Issues May 11, 2009

• TALF for New-Issue CMBS: New York Fed Releases Terms and Conditions, FAQs and Revised TALF FAQs May 02, 2009

• Making Home Affordable Expanded to Second Lien Mortgages and to Incorporate Hope for Homeowners May 01, 2009

• Treasury, Federal Reserve, & FDIC Credit and Liquidity Programs Apr 23, 2009

• Treasury Extends Deadline for PPIP Fund Manager Applications; Releases Additional Guidance on Legacy Securities Portion of PPIPs Apr 06, 2009

• UPDATE: Understanding the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (“TALF”) Mar 27, 2009

• The Public-Private Investment Program; Treasury's Plan to Cleanse Legacy Assets from Banks' Balance Sheets Mar 26, 2009

• Obama Administration Releases Details of the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan Mar 10, 2009

• Understanding the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (“TALF”) Mar 04, 2009

• New Bankruptcy Cram Down and Foreclosure Prevention Legislation Introduced Feb 26, 2009

• Highlights of the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan Feb 24, 2009

• Treasury's Financial Stability Plan Increases Access to Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) Feb 10, 2009

• Legislation Affecting the REMIC Status of Existing Mortgage Securitization Transactions Feb 05, 2009

• Draft U.S. Law Seeks to Regulate Credit Default Swaps Feb 02, 2009

Articles

• Derivative Product Cos: New Rating Agency Guidelines Jun 17, 2013

Events

• 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

 
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