Joel S. Telpner
Joel Telpner is a partner in Sullivan & Worcester's New York office. He represents financial institutions, derivative dealers, Fortune 500 corporations, hedge funds, pension funds and other end-users in designing, structuring and negotiating complex derivative and structured finance transactions. Mr. Telpner advises clients on a broad variety of financial products and transactions, including credit, equity, and commodity derivatives, synthetic products, credit and equity-linked products, hedge fund-linked products, structured and leveraged finance transactions, CDOs/CLOs and other securitization products. In addition, Mr. Telpner advises financial institutions and end-users on understanding and complying with the regulatory requirements arising from the financial reform legislation, as well as new opportunities resulting from the legislation.
Mr. Telpner also advises clients on risk management and mitigation strategies concerning CDOs/CLOs, derivatives and other structured finance transactions. For the past several years he has worked extensively with clients in analyzing their structured finance investments and associated counterparty risk and devising strategies for managing credit exposures and resolving disputes. His recent focus also has involved restructuring existing financings, and he has represented investment banks, issuers, and trustees in those restructurings. He has worked with financial institutions in reviewing and analyzing their global exposures to various structured credit investments including credit derivatives and CDOs/CLOs, has restructured and unwound extremely complex synthetic structured finance transactions, and has helped to develop new "repack" programs and the next generation of structured finance products.
Financial institutions for which Mr. Telpner has worked on substantial matters include Bank of America, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Nomura, Sociètè Gènèrale and Sumitomo Bank.