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Primary Area of Expertise

Legal Malpractice

Expert Witness Profile

Expert Witness in legal malpractice, lender liability, lending and financial fraud cases based upon 37 years of experience representing banks and public finance entities in conventional and innovative financings. Responsible for performing and overseeing due diligence, structuring, closing and restructuring public and commercial debt and equity transactions on behalf of lenders and borrowers. Consultant to banks, government agencies and regulators in mergers and acquisitions, special assets and work-outs, and developing regulatory compliant commercial lending policies, processes and procedures to meet financial crisis concerns and emerging laws and regulations. Experienced in complex credit transactions including: Asset based, factoring, securitizations, bonds, syndications, healthcare, commercial real estate, P3s, transportation, purchase order, mortgage, public and private offerings, letters of credit, secured and unsecured transactions, equipment leasing, microfinance, aircraft and vessel finance. He has served as an expert, provided litigation support, rendered expert reports and testified in cases involving over eight billion dollars of claims and potential liabilities over the last eleven years. Mr. Leibundgut has handled over fifty cases providing litigation support, reports, deposition and trial testimony. Three of these cases were nationally recognized cases of first impression.

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Education & Licenses

Vermont Law School - Juris Doctor, May 1983: Dickinson College - Bachelor of Arts, May 1980
Bar of the State of New York, 1984; Bar of the State of New Jersey 1985; U.S. District Courts: Southern District of NY, May 1984 and Eastern District of NY, June 1984