Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft hired Susan E. D. Neuberg for the finance group of the firm’s corporate department.
Neuberg will be resident in both the Washington D.C. and New York offices.
Neuberg is a transactional lawyer who has a diverse expertise in the areas of real estate and structured finance. She represents clients in all aspects of real estate, including development, acquisitions, dispositions, commercial leasing, workouts, foreclosures, portfolio and securitized lending.
The new hire advises on different commercial real estate debt and equity transactions for Fortune 50 corporations, developers, life insurance companies, pension funds and their advisors, commercial and investment banks, master and special loan servicers, as well as domestic and international joint ventures and operating funds.
Among her recent representations is advising a government agency in connection with various structured equity portfolio dispositions of failed bank assets.
Neuberg has also focused on energy and project finance, having acted as lead real estate counsel in different transactions involving nuclear power plants, electric power generating plants, biomass power, and cogeneration facilities.
With an extensive knowledge of capital markets and structured finance products, including CMBS, mezzanine debt, syndications, participations, and alternative real estate investment vehicles, she has been involved in the workout and restructure of numerous debt instruments collateralized by commercial properties of all types, including hotels, marinas and resorts, retail, condominium, industrial and office properties throughout the U.S. and abroad.
She joins Cadwalader from the real estate and global finance practice at Nixon Peabody. Neuberg previously was in-house counsel at Citigroup (successor to Travelers Insurance Co.) where, among other responsibilities, she was senior counsel for Travelers realty investment management and asset recovery group.
“Susan’s expertise is an ideal complement to our practice,” said Christopher White, chairman of Cadwalader and co-chairman of the firm’s corporate department. “In this environment, in-depth knowledge of complex real estate finance structures is essential to advising master and special loan servicers and investors in managing nonperforming assets, restructuring or modifying securitized and non-securitized commercial loans and mezzanine debt, and handling foreclosures and bankruptcies. Susan has that knowledge as well as established relationships with many of our key clients. We are pleased to welcome her to our team.”