Cadwalader, Simpson, Cleary, Willkie Aided Top CMBS Loans

By Andrew McIntyre (July 27, 2017, 10:20 PM EDT) -- The first half of 2017 saw five commercial mortgage-backed securities loans north of $1 billion and a small group of law firms working on the largest deals, with Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP each handling multiple matters.

Simpson Thacher handled a number of deals thanks to its long-standing relationship with The Blackstone Group LP, while Cadwalader and Cleary scored lender-side work and Willkie Farr got work representing multiple borrowers.

Data from the real estate consultancy Trepp was used for this article. The figures represent...

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