Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP announced today that three securitization attorneys at the firm have been named partners.
The new partners are Cheryl Barnes, David Burkholder and Holly Chamberlain.
Barnes has more than a decade of experience in securities and structured finance matters. She represents investment and commercial banks, government-sponsored enterprises, and other financial institutions. She has acted as issuer's or underwriter's counsel on over 1,000 securitized offerings, including offerings backed by student loans and mortgage loans, among others. She also has extensive experience with mortgage pass-throughs and REMICs.
Burkholder concentrates his practice on structured finance, primarily commercial mortgage-backed securitization transactions, structured mortgage loan participations and warehouse lending, as well as advising servicers and lenders in the workout and restructuring of securitized and other financial assets. He has represented issuers, underwriters, mortgage loan sellers, trustees and servicers in public and private securitizations, including CMBS and CLOs.
Chamberlain practices real estate finance and securitization law. She represents financial institutions in connection with the origination of mortgage loans secured by commercial office buildings, retail properties, hotels, warehouses, and land and multifamily housing including a significant number of multistate and multi-property pooled transactions. Chamberlain also has extensive experience in the origination of mezzanine loans, construction loans and unsecured real estate loans.