Windels Marx Announces Leon A. Yel as Partner

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Windels Marx is pleased to announce Leon A. Yel as Partner, resident in the New York office. Leon’s practice primarily focuses on corporate law and lending, including syndicated financings, club loan facilities, bilateral loan arrangements, and blockchain technology and digital currency.

Robert J. Luddy, Managing Partner, said, “We are excited about Leon joining. His experience in various types of financings is a great addition to our already robust commercial lending practice.”

Leon has negotiated and documented numerous large syndicated secured and unsecured credit facilities, club loan facilities and bilateral loan arrangements. His lending experience includes senior secured, cash flow and asset-based credits. He has represented agents, arrangers, lenders, borrowers, hedge funds and private equity funds in early stage and ABL debt transactions, financings for acquisitions, leveraged recapitalizations and other corporate purposes. He also has experience in debt trading transactions and securitizations.

Leon previously practiced at CKR Law (Partner), McGuireWoods LLP (Senior Counsel) and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP (Associate). Prior to practicing law, he was Vice President and CFO for Capital Hedging business at JPMorganChase & Co., in addition to being an auditor with Deloitte LLP. He earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.S. in Accounting and Modern Languages from City University of New York. Leon is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Windels Marx now has 145 lawyers firmwide.

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