Experience

    • 4Refuel and its equityholders, including Kelso & Company and Penske Truck Leasing, in the sale of 4Refuel, the leading mobile on-site refueling company in Canada, to Finning International.
    • Quarton International in its sale to Cowen.
    • Tishman Speyer in the formation of Tishman Speyer European Real Estate Venture VIII, a €750 million European real estate fund.
    • Kelso & Company in its sale of PowerTeam Services to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
    • Risk Strategies, a Kelso & Company portfolio company, in its acquisition of Oxford Risk Management, an established leader in alternative risk and captive insurance and consulting.
    • Citizens Financial in its acquisition of Franklin American Mortgage.
    • A Japanese utility as a member of an investor group in the group’s acquisition of majority ownership interests in Kleen Energy Systems, LLC, which operates a 620-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant located in Middletown, Connecticut. As part of the transaction, an affiliate of Ares EIF will manage the Kleen Energy power plant on behalf of the investor group.
    • Pitney Bowes in the sale of its global production mail business to Platinum Equity.
    • Cerberus Capital Management in its acquisition of Electrical Components International, the world’s leading manufacturer of wire harnesses, control boxes and value-added assembly services, from KPS Capital Partners.
    • Cerberus Capital Management in its acquisition of Cyanco International, the largest global producer of sodium cyanide.
    • PJSC Polyus and its indirect subsidiary Polyus Finance in the issue of $250 million senior bonds convertible into global depositary receipts representing ordinary shares of PJSC Polyus.
    • PJSC Polyus and its indirect subsidiary Polyus Finance in the $500 million Eurobond offering of 4.70% guaranteed notes due 2024.
    • HarbourVest Partners in its role as a lead investor in the restructuring of Eos Capital Partners III and Eos Capital Partners IV.
    • Kelso & Company in its equity investment in Zenith Energy U.S.
    • EIG Global Energy Partners in the formation of a joint venture with FS Investments to manage the $4 billion FS Energy and Power Fund.
    • Cornell Capital as a leading investor in the $2.05 billion acquisition of Talcott Resolution, The Hartford’s run-off life and annuity businesses.
    • CVC Capital Partners in its investment in Republic Finance, a consumer loan provider.
    • Bedrock Insurance in its acquisition of Ashmere Insurance, a workers’ compensation specialty insurance company.
    • Eagle Foods, a Kelso & Company portfolio company, in its acquisition of Popcorn, Indiana, a maker of ready-to-eat popcorn products.
    • NLMK in its $500 million Eurobond offering of 4% notes due 2024, and a related tender offer for outstanding notes due 2018 and 2019 for the aggregate principal amount of $317 million.
    • A U.S. private equity fund in a complex GP fund restructuring involving the establishment of a new fund to acquire assets.
    • Paraline Group and ICAT in the sale of ICAT to the Schinnerer Group, a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies.
    • Kelso & Company in its investment in Oasis Outsourcing, the nation's largest privately held professional employer organization.
    • Polyus in a public offering of shares and depositary receipts pursuant to Regulation S/Rule 144A and listing of depositary receipts on the LSE.
    • Elliott Management in its $540 million redeemable preferred stock investment in Roadrunner Transportation Systems, a leading asset-right transportation and asset-light logistics service provider.
    • Citizens Financial in its acquisition of Western Reserve Partners, a merger and acquisition advisory firm.
    • Rockwood Capital in the formation of Rockwood Capital Real Estate Partners Fund X, a $1.1 billion U.S. real estate fund.
    • Prudential Capital Partners in the formation of Prudential Capital Partners V, a $1.825 billion North America mezzanine fund.
    • Kelso & Company in its investment in Premia Holdings, a newly-formed property and casualty insurance and reinsurance group focused on providing runoff solutions.
    • Warner Music Group in a two–part refinancing transaction, including its offer and sale of $250 million 4.875% dollar-denominated senior secured notes due 2024 and an offering of €345 million 4.125% euro-denominated senior secured notes due 2024 and the retirement of $450 million of outstanding dollar-denominated senior notes and €157 million of euro-denominated senior notes.
    • Reynolds Group Holdings in the issuance of $2.1 billion senior secured fixed and floating rate notes and $800 million senior notes.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of the J.M. Smucker Company’s U.S. canned milk brands and operations.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of Risk Strategies Company, a national insurance and benefits brokerage and risk management firm, from Kohlberg & Company.
    • Fifth Third Bank in the sale of its Pennsylvania branch presence to First National Bank of Pennsylvania, and the sale of its Missouri branch presence to Great Southern Bank.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of Sirius Computer Solutions, a leading national IT solutions integrator.
    • Spirit Airlines in its $576.6 million offering of EETCs secured by 15 Airbus aircraft, which was Spirit Airlines’ inaugural EETC offering.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of US LBM Holdings, a building products distributor, from BlackEagle Partners.
    • UCI in the $257 million sale of its Wells vehicle electronics business to NGK Spark Plug Co.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • MBIA in its sale of Cutwater Asset Management, an investment management company with $23 billion in assets under management, to BNY Mellon.
    • JPMorgan Asset Management in a $1.5 billion equity transaction with national retail real estate investment company Edens Investment Trust.
    • PSAV, a Kelso & Company portfolio company, in its acquisition by affiliates of Goldman Sachs.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of PowerTeam Services, a provider of infrastructure services to the gas and electric utility industry.
    • Kelso & Company in its all-cash offer for EACOM Timber Corporation.
    • Warner Music Group in its $765 million acquisition of the Parlophone Label Group (PLG) from Universal Music Group. (the sale of PLG was required by the European Commission as a condition to its approval of Universal acquiring sole control of the activities of EMI).
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of Power Holdings, comprised of sister companies T&D Solutions and Associated Diversified Services, which offers a full range of outsourced maintenance and construction services to the electric utility industry, from Huntsman Gay.
    • Cunningham Lindsey in its recapitalization by CVC Capital Partners.
    • Reynolds Group in its $3.25 billion offering of 5.75% senior secured notes due 2020, at the time the third-largest single-tranche issue on record in the high-yield market and the largest issue since 2008.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $1.05 billion acquisition of David's Bridal.
    • Stone Point Capital in the formation of a partnership with KKR to establish KKR - SPC Merchant Advisors, a provider of capital markets services to mid-market and sponsor-backed companies.
    • Access Industries, as part of a consortium with Apollo Global Management and Riverstone Holdings, in its $7.15 billion acquisition of the oil and gas exploration and production assets of El Paso. This transaction was named "Private Equity Deal of the Year" by International Financial Law.
    • Oceana Therapeutics in its sale to Salix Pharmaceuticals.
    • Access Industries in its $3.3 billion acquisition of Warner Music Group.
    • Cunningham Lindsey in its acquisition of GAB Robins North America's U.S. loss adjusting business.
    • EIG Global Energy Partners in the formation of EIG Energy Fund XVI, a $6 billion energy and energy-related infrastructure fund.
    • Prudential Financial in its formation of Prudential Capital Partners IV, a $1 billion mezzanine fund.
    • The Carlyle Group in its formation of a $1 billion fund for investments in Brazil and South America.

Education

  • New York University School of Law, 2004, J.D.
  • Columbia University, 2001, B.A.