Neil P. Casey Partner

New York, NY | Direct 212.631.4414 | Fax 212.631.4423
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Neil Casey has more than 20 years experience as a transactional lawyer and counselor focused on investment funds, compliance, securitization, derivatives and finance.  He represents investment managers with respect to fund formation, distribution and compliance issues and works with hedge funds, private equity funds and other financing and investment vehicles in connection with investment acquisitions, exit strategies and workouts. 

Before joining White and Williams, Neil served as general counsel and chief compliance officer for a registered investment adviser specializing in commercial real estate and asset-backed securities.  Prior to that, he was a partner in the structured finance group of a multinational law firm, where his clients included investment banks, commercial finance companies, investment advisers, funds and structured finance vehicles.  He has extensive experience negotiating and documenting commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), asset-backed securities (ABS) and collateralized debt obligation (CDO) transactions, including both cash and synthetic structures.

Representative Matters

  • Represented investment manager in connection with the formation and investment activities of hedge funds and separate accounts focused on CMBS, ABS and REIT securities
  • Advised clients in connection with investment activities and workouts, including commercial real estate loan acquisitions (first mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, senior/subordinated structures), real estate foreclosures, bankruptcy proceedings and termination and settlement of derivative claims against defaulting counter parties
  • Negotiated and documented derivative trading lines and repurchase agreements for various funds and accounts
  • Represented sponsors of private funds focused on consumer products, commercial real estate and tax liens
  • Counseled investment advisory firm in connection with strategic relationships and capital investments
  • Advised sponsors, servicers, sellers and underwriters in connection with CMBS and ABS transactions
  • Represented issuers, managers, underwriters and investors in CDO transactions, including cash and synthetic structures



Bar and Court Admissions

New York


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California



UCLA School of Law, JD, 1990

Stanford University, AB, with distinction, 1987