Experience

  • Energy & Natural Resources

    • D. E. Shaw and Madison Dearborn Partners, as holders of exchangeable notes and other claims against SunEdison, in a complex transaction related to the $2.4 billion sale of wind farm operator First Wind, and D. E. Shaw as a member of the official committee of unsecured creditors in SunEdison’s Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
    • Footprint Power in the sale of Salem Harbor Energy Station Project to Highstar Fund IV and Toyota Tsusho, an EPC Contract with Iberdrola Energy Projects, to build a 700MW state-of-the-art combined-cycle gas electric generating facility and a $730 million construction financing, a transaction awarded the Project Finance International “2015 Power Deal of the Year of the Americas” award.
    • Marquis Energy in securing a $228 million loan from AgCountry Farm Credit Services, including a construction loan, term loan, revolver and refinancing of existing indebtedness.
    • Toyota in its collaboration with Air Liquide to develop and supply 12 state-of-the-art hydrogen stations in five states in the northeast in connection with Toyota's rollout of new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, Mirai.
    • Tenaska Power Fund II in its $1.6 billion term loan to repay acquisition and project-level debt at seven electric generating facilities in the U.S. plus additional construction and term loan facilities, a transaction awarded the IJGlobal “2014 North American Portfolio Deal of the Year” award.
    • Footprint Power in its acquisition of the Salem Harbor Power Station, a coal- and oil-fired power station, from Dominion Energy Inc. and subsequent development loan from Macquarie.
    • Mitsui & Co. in its joint venture with Codelco to acquire 29.5% of Anglo American Sur S.A.
    • Sithe Global Power in its sale of a 50% interest in Goreway Station to Chubu and Toyota Tsusho.
    • Scenic Hudson in negotiation of the environmental mitigation fund to be created in connection with the Champlain Hudson (TDI) power line.
    • DC Chemical in its $160 million acquisition of a minority interest in Evergreen Solar and its related multi-year polysilicon supply agreement with Evergreen.
    • Secured creditors of Crown Pacific, led by John Hancock Life Insurance, TIAA- CREF and Avenue Capital Management in their acquisition of the timberland assets of Crown Pacific Limited Partners, and continuing advice to the creditors, as owners of Cascade Timberlands which acquired Crown Pacific’s timber assets, regarding startup, transition and governance issues.
  • M&A Joint Ventures

    • Theragen, a privately owned medical device company, in its acquisition of Neurotech North America.
    • Oriental Trading Company in its sale to Berkshire Hathaway.
    • LG Electronics in the establishment of a strategic alliance with Viking Range Corporation, including distribution of LG-brand home appliances through Viking distributors in the United States and expanding Viking’s international distribution.
    • Prudential Financial in the combination of its retail securities business, Prudential Securities, with Wachovia Securities to create the third largest brokerage firm in U.S. and in its $4.5 billion sale of such interest to Wells Fargo.
    • International Paper in its $6.1 billion sale of six million acres of U.S. timberlands to an investor group led by Resource Management Service and an investor group led by TimberStar.
    • DC Chemical in its $160 million acquisition of a minority interest in Evergreen Solar and its related multi-year polysilicon supply agreement with Evergreen.
    • MBK Partners in its $1.6 billion acquisition of China Network Systems. At the time of signing, this transaction was the largest leveraged buyout in the Asia Pacific region outside of Japan.
  • Other

    • American Seafoods, one of the largest seafood companies in North America and one of the largest harvesters of fish in the world, in the successful out-of-court refinancing and restructuring of nearly $1 billion in aggregate funded debt.
    • Prudential Financial in the sale to a General Motors retirement plan of a group annuity contract that will provide annuity payments for certain GM salaried retirees as part of GM's plan to reduce pension obligations by approximately $26 billion.
    • Prudential Financial in its sale of a single premium group annuity contract to the Verizon Management Pension Plan to settle approximately $7.5 billion of pension liabilities of the Plan by providing future annuity payments to approximately 41,000 members of the Verizon Management Pension Plan.

Education

  • Harvard Law School, 1990, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1987, B.A.
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1987, M.A.

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese