Joo Kim is a special counsel in Cadwalader's Capital Markets Group. Joo concentrates her practice in the areas of securitizations and structured finance. Joo has represented large financial institutions and companies in a wide variety of securitizations and financing transactions involving commercial and residential mortgage loans, trade receivables, equipment leases, franchise receivables, credit card receivables, aircraft and aircraft operating leases and whole company securitizations. In particular, Joo regularly represents issuers, underwriters and mortgage loan sellers and purchasers in connection with the commercial mortgage backed securitization transactions, the sale and purchase of whole mortgage loans and the creation, sale and purchase of pari passu, junior and senior interests in mortgage loans.

Joo has recently advised a number of financial institutions on the structuring of the securitizations of nonperforming commercial mortgage loans. Joo's recent experience also includes representing the issuers and the underwriters in complex securitizations involving loans secured by all of the assets of hospitality companies, the 7 World Trade Center and 3 World Trade Center securitizations involving tranches of taxable CMBS debt and tranches of tax-exempt bonds and the securitization of 31 aircraft and aircraft operating leases.

Joo received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was an associate articles editor of the Minnesota Journal of Global Trade and was elected a member of the Order of the Coif, and her B.A. from Indiana University at Bloomington and Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. She is admitted to practice in New York and Illinois.

News & Resources


News Releases

• Cadwalader Elects 10 New Partners and Promotes 7 New Special Counsel and Counsel

Dec 15, 2016

Recent Press

• Cadwalader Retains Top Spot in Commercial MBS Representations

Jan 23, 2015


• Cadwalader Holds Position Atop Commercial MBS Representation Rankings

Aug 21, 2015


Clients & Friends Memos

• SEC Proposes a New Rule Prohibiting Conflicts of Interest in Securitizations

Oct 04, 2011

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities
  • Corporate Securitization
  • Securitization & Asset Based Finance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212 504 6676  Phone
212 504 6666  Fax
University Attended:
Ewha University, B.A., 1995; Indiana University, B.A., 1997
Law School Attended:
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2000
Year of First admission:
2000, Illinois; New York

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