Neil P. Westreich retired from Cravath’s Corporate Department in 2006. His practice focused on complex finance matters, including lease and project financing, related, principally, to aircraft and other types of assets, such as satellites, industrial plants and equipment, telecommunications networks and railroad equipment, as well as natural resource and infrastructure projects.
Mr. Westreich also handled a variety of asset-backed securitizations, involving credit card receivables, pharmaceutical royalties and aircraft lease receivables. Mr. Westreich’s clients included Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services, General Electric Capital Corporation, Bank of America’s leasing arm and Citibank.
During his legal career, Mr. Westreich held memberships with the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association. In addition to his legal work, he became an Honorary Life Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, in 2005, and has for many years been a patron of performing arts institutions in New York City, including The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, The New York Philharmonic, Roundabout Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater and The Public Theater. He also served as Treasurer and as a Board Member of Opera Orchestra of New York.
Mr. Westreich was born in New York, New York. After attending Cornell University for two years, he received a B.A. (Honours) from Cambridge University in 1973, a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1977 and an M.A. from Cambridge University in 1978. In 1975, he was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law for England and Wales (through Gray’s Inn), following two years of English legal studies, one at Cambridge University (where he achieved First Class Honours and the top score) and the other at The College of Law, London (following which he came first on the English Bar Examination). After practicing law with a London-based American law firm for a year, Mr. Westreich joined Cravath in 1979 and became a partner in 1985.
Mr. Westreich may be reached by phone at 212-474-1518 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.