Experience

  • Energy & Natural Resources

    • 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.
    • 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 in its joint venture with Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile to acquire 29.5% of Anglo American Sur S.A. for $2.8 billion.
    • Sithe Global Power in its sale of a 50% interest in Goreway Station to Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc. and Toyota Tsusho Corp.
    • Scenic Hudson in connection with 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, Inc. 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

    • 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 US and in its $4.5 billion sale of such interest to Wells Fargo.
    • International Paper Company in the financing for its $6 billion acquisition of Weyerhaeuser’s containerboard, packaging and recycling businesses.
    • DC Chemical in its $160 million acquisition of a minority interest in Evergreen Solar, Inc. 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.
    • Alinda Capital Partners in its acquisition of the concession companies which own and operate four bridges in Alabama and the tunnel connecting Detroit, Michigan to Windsor, Ontario, from Macquarie.
  • Other

    • 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