Neil J. Weidner

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Experience & Credentials
 

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 & Resources

NEWS

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

RESOURCES

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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