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David W. Morse

Otterbourg P.C.

New York, NY, USA


Mr. Morse is a member of the law firm of Otterbourg P.C. in New York City.   He is presently head of the firm’s banking and finance practice. 

Since joining the firm he has specialized in the representation of banks, hedge funds, commercial finance companies and other institutional lenders in structuring and documenting loan transactions, including working capital facilities, financings for leveraged acquisitions, term loans, and second lien loans, as well as loan workouts and restructurings.  In the course of his career, Mr. Morse has worked on numerous financing transactions confronting a wide range of legal issues raised by Federal, State and international law.

Mr. Morse is a member of the Executive Board of the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, a member of the Commercial Finance Association Education Foundation Governing Board and a fellow in the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, as well as a member of the Commercial Financial Services Subcommittee of the American Bar Association and a member of the New York State Bar Association.  He has been selected for Super Lawyers since 2008 and Best Lawyers in 2013 and 2014.

He has given presentations as part of programs sponsored by The Practising Law Institute, lectured to the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys and the New York Chapter of the Commercial Finance Association and has been an instructor in the Commercial Finance Association’s Advanced Legal Issues Workshop and Loan Documentation Workshop.  He is the winner of the 2008 Harry H. Chen Memorial Award of Excellence presented by the Commercial Finance Association.  Mr. Morse is a representative from the Commercial Finance Association in its participation in one of the current projects of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) concerning secured transactions law.

Mr. Morse has also conducted in-house seminars to institutional lenders on such topics as commercial loan documentation, the structuring of multi-corporate financings, proposal letters and commitment letters, international lending transactions, intercreditor agreements, loan workouts and Chapter 11 financings.

Mr. Morse joined the law firm of Otterbourg P.C. after graduation from the New York University School of Law.  He received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. 

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