Experience

    • Norilsk Nickel in its $750 million Eurobond offering of 3.375% notes due 2024.
    • Vets First Choice in the financing aspects of its merger with the Henry Schein Animal Health business to create Covetrus, a new standalone public company.
    • NLMK and its U.S. subsidiaries in a $250 million ABL facility.
    • Polyus Gold International in its $800 million Eurobond offering of 5.25% guaranteed notes due 2023.
    • Noven Pharmaceuticals in the sale of its Brisdelle and Pexeva product lines to Sebela International.
    • Hertz in its $2.5 billion spin-off of its equipment and rental business.
    • Theragen, a privately owned medical device company, in its acquisition of Neurotech North America.
    • AmRisc management in its purchase of American Coastal Insurance Company from BB&T, and its sale of a majority interest in AmRisc, a managing general agency, to BB&T.
    • Mitsui in the sale of Transfreight North America, a wholly-owned subsidiary that provides logistics services primarily to automotive manufacturers, to U.S.-based Penske Logistics.
    • Mitsui in its acquisition of a 20% limited partnership interest in Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., a full service truck leasing, truck rental and logistics business that mainly operates in the U.S., from General Electric Capital Corporation.
    • 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.
    • Crown Resorts, one of Australia’s largest gaming and resort operators, and Elan Holdings in the distressed acquisition of a controlling interest in a 34.6-acre site formerly occupied by the New Frontier casino on Las Vegas Boulevard.
    • Landstar System in its $87 million sale of supply chain subsidiaries to XPO Logistics.
    • Envision Healthcare in its $1.1 billion initial public offering of common stock.
    • HD Supply in its $1.1 billion initial public offering of common stock.
    • Credit Suisse, Citigroup, BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, UBS Investment Bank, Jefferies, J.P. Morgan and RBC Capital Markets as underwriters in the $301.8 million secondary offering of common units of CVR Partners.
    • Mitsui in establishing a significant joint venture with Celanese to manufacture methanol at Celanese’s plant in Clear Lake, Texas.
    • Culligan in the US, Canada and Europe in its successful out-of-court restructuring of more than $700 million in secured debt obligations, a leading provider of global water treatment solutions, and over 40 affiliates.
    • Oriental Trading Company in its successful pre-arranged Chapter 11 reorganization.
    • A group of investors, including Oaktree Capital Management and Avenue Capital, in the acquisition of the assets of the Sea Island Resort through its Chapter 11 case.
    • Sithe Global Power in its sale of a 50% interest in Goreway Station to Chubu and Toyota Tsusho.
    • Babcock & Brown in its $1.33 billion acquisition of Coinmach, a leading supplier of outsourced laundry equipment services.
    • 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.
    • Columbia Broadcasting System in the creation of a new television network known as "The CW" through the combination of the programming of CBS's UPN 9 with that of Warner Brothers' "The WB," a transaction valued at $760 million. Debevoise acted as U.S. tax counsel.
    • Principal Financial in its $740 million acquisition from Washington Mutual of WM Advisors, manager of approximately $26 billion in assets, including the WM Group of Funds.

Education

  • New York University, 1994, LL.M.
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, 1993, J.D.
  • National Chengchi University, 1987, B.S.