Wesley A. Misson

Wesley A. Misson: Attorney with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP


Wes Misson is a partner in the firm's Capital Markets Group. Wes's practice focuses on fund finance, and he has represented financial institutions as lenders and lead agents in hundreds of subscription credit facilities and other fund financings during the course of his career. His experience encompasses both subscription and hybrid facilities and includes working with fund-related borrowers on the negotiation of third-party investor documents with institutional, high net worth and sovereign wealth investors.

Wes has served as lead counsel on many of the largest and most sophisticated fund financings ever consummated, notably having assisted more than 35 banks as lead or syndicate lender during the past two years with transaction values totaling in excess of $25 billion.

Wes works extensively with financial institutions to develop form agreements for fund finance transactions and to educate bankers, internal legal counsel and credit officers on hot issues and trends affecting the fund finance market. He has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in the United States in the area of Banking and Finance in the International Financial Law Review's IFLR1000 Legal Directory in 2014 and 2015. Wes is also a frequent speaker and an accomplished author in the area of fund finance.

In the community, Wes served two years as an advising board member for the young professionals group of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as a member of the board's Wisdom Council. He is also a member of the Young Donor Society of the Arts & Science Council in Charlotte, an active member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, and a strong supporter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Wes has a JD from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

*Note: certain representations occurred prior to Wes's association with Cadwalader.

News & Resources


News Releases

• Cadwalader Supports First Edition of Global Guide to Fund Finance 2017

Feb 28, 2017



• Fund Finance 2017, First Edition

Michael Mascia, Wesley Misson and Jeremy Cross co-authored the chapter on the U.S. subscription credit facility and fund finance market in Fund Finance 2017, First Edition. The book provides law firms, financial institutions, funds and investors with comprehensive insight into fund finance markets, products and jurisdictions.


• The Global Subscription Credit Facility and Fund Finance Markets - Key Trends and Forecasts 2017

Apr 26, 2017


• Finance Forum 2017

Nov 08, 2017

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Fund Finance
  • Securitization & Asset Based Finance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
704 348 5355  Phone
704 348 5200  Fax
University Attended:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A.
Law School Attended:
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D.
Year of First admission:
2007, North Carolina

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