General Corporate & Commercial
Venture Finance & Emerging Companies
Private equity/Venture Capital
Finance and Restructuring
Leveraged and Acquisition Finance
Infrastructure Finance and Development
Banking and Financial Instruments
Real Estate Finance
Asset Based Lending
Real Estate and Construction
International Banking and Trade Finance
Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency
J.D. from Brooklyn Law School
Mr. Yel has negotiated and documented numerous large syndicated secured and unsecured credit facilities, club loan facilities and bilateral loan arrangements. Leon’s 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. Leon also has experience in debt trading transactions and securitizations.
Prior to joining CKR, Mr. Yel was a senior counsel at the New York office of McGuireWoods LLP and an associate at the New York office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. Prior to practicing law, Leon served as vice president and CFO for Capital Hedging business at JPMorganChase & Co. and was an auditor with Deloitte LLP. Leon is also a certified public accountant (inactive). Mr. Yel was named to New York Rising Stars, by Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters in 2014, 2015 and 2017.