Representative Transactions

Taxation:

  • Advised an exclusive U.S. distributor in a joint venture with a foreign supplier
  • Successfully defended an issuer of tax-exempt hospital bonds against IRS preliminary determinations that certain derivative transactions, known as “total return swaps,” caused the interest to be taxable
  • Advised a real estate developer in a property tax abatement and redevelopment area bond financing for a $650+ million mixed-use residential rental complex
  • Served as special tax counsel to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority regarding $2,428,990,000 Turnpike Revenue Bonds, Series 2003A-D (consolidation of the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway)
  • Served as lender/equity investor counsel in a new markets tax credit transaction for a hospital expansion and as lender counsel for a graduate school of business
  • Acted as developer’s counsel in a low-income housing tax credit/rehabilitation tax credit project
  • Served as developer’s counsel in a renewable energy credit transaction for a landfill gas to energy project
  • Act as developer’s counsel in an alternative fuel credit transaction utilizing landfill gas
  • Served as host counsel in $150+ million solar financing transactions

Business law:

  • Represented an electronics manufacturer in several cross-border acquisitions, with operations in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Europe
  • Represented various toy and consumer products companies in licensing, M&A, and joint venture transactions
  • Represented a biotechnology company in its acquisition of two Bermuda R&D companies and a public offering of stock
  • Represented CEOs and senior executives of several $10+ billion companies in employment contract negotiations

Finance:

  • Acted as counsel to a distressed borrower in a high-yield note/warrant financing
  • Engaged as counsel to a lender in a borrower’s $20-million refinancing of its corporate headquarters
  • Served as counsel to a borrower in the $35-million refinancing of a commercial office complex
  • Acted as bond counsel for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s $1,463,030,000 Cigarette Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2004 (securitization of cigarette tax revenues)
  • Served as underwriter counsel to Goldman Sachs & Co. in the New Jersey Turnpike Authority's issuance of $101,279,754.75 of Turnpike Revenue Bonds, Series 2004 B, consisting of Growth and Income Securities
  • Served as underwriter counsel to Bear, Stearns & Co. in the $3,622,208,081.50 Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation, Tobacco Settlement Asset-Backed Bonds, Series 2007-1 transaction (securitization of future tobacco settlement revenues)