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. He has extensive experience in the area of CLOs/CDOs, using "cash flow," "market value," and hybrid structures. Neil actively advises clients on the formation and offering of interests in credit funds and similar type funds, formed to target investment opportunities created by the current turmoil in the global credit markets. He also practices in the area of insurance-linked products, particularly life-settlement related transactions.
In addition, Neil represents issuers, sponsors, derivatives dealers, and end users in a broad range of matters, including structured swaps, total return instruments, equity and indexed-linked securities, credit derivatives and investment contracts, and other types of structured products.
Neil has written extensively on his areas of expertise and is frequently published in leading international journals.
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.