Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Highly respected team with peerless strength in high-yield offerings as well as extensive expertise in some of the most complex investment-grade debt matters. Possesses a growing equity division, advising on an extensive array of high-value public stock issuances, representing a raft of underwriters and issuers. Additionally acts for lead arrangers on leveraged loans.

Strengths A client notes: "Cahill has the premier leveraged finance practice in the US. The firm is also responsive and good at delivering collective and collated advice to its clients."

"They remain a tremendous presence in high-yield debt and really are terrific at that work," says another source.

Work highlights Represented BofA Securities, as underwriters, in connection with the issuance of $5 billion worth of senior notes by HCA.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Zubkoff
is recognized for his diverse capital markets skill set, routinely advising investment banks on debt and equity securities transactions. He also has extensive experience in the leveraged finance space.

Douglas Horowitz
is regularly sought after by clients for his assistance with complex debt and equity offerings, as well as IPOs. He is particularly recommended for his expert counsel on underwritten high-yield bond offerings.

James Clark
continues to maintain a market-leading practice, focused on the representation of investment banks in major debt and equity offerings. One source says: "James is a distinguished deal-doer and a powerhouse in high yield."

John Tripodoro
offers clients comprehensive experience in handling investment-grade and high-yield debt transactions, as well as complex equity offerings. Interviewees describe him as "one of the smartest bond lawyers I've worked with," noting that heimpresses by being "practical, commercial and civil to deal with."

Jonathan Schaffzin
is noted for his standout capabilities on leveraged finance transactions, where clients have praised his "prompt and comprehensive" service. He is highly experienced in the healthcare, technology and telecommunications sectors.

William Hartnett
is highly regarded for his seasoned expertise in advising issuing companies and investment banks on major bond and stock offerings. Clients report: "He has a very keen strategic direction and is focused on doing the right thing for the client," in addition to always being "incredibly practical and finding solutions to questions rather than just following the letter of the law."