Representative Matters

Jeff has represented:

  • Represented Continental AG in environmental matters associated with its acquisition of the automotive parts division of Motorola
  • Represented ST Assembly Test Services Ltd., in connection with environmental matters relating to its merger with California-based ChipPAC, Inc.
  • Represented BE Aerospace in connection with environmental matters relating to its US$310 million acquisition of TSI Group, Inc.
  • Represented Deere & Company regarding environmental disclosure and preparation of SEC filings and sustainability reports
  • Represented United States Department of Energy connection with environmental matters relating to the issuance of a US$197 million loan guarantee to SoloPower, Inc. in support of the construction and operation of solar module manufacturing facilities in Portland, Oregon and San Jose, California
  • Represented United States Department of Energy in connection with environmental matters relating to its conditional commitment of a US$350 million loan guarantee to Great Basin Transmission, LLC, to develop the One Nevada Transmission Line 
  • Advised Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. on environmental issues relating to a US$230 million financing to the mini-mill steel producer Steel Dynamics, Inc.
  • Advised American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. on environmental issues associated with the acquisition of Metaldyne Performance Group Inc.
  • Advised Borealis Infrastructure on environmental issues associated with the acquisition of a 49 percent equity shareholding in a portfolio of wind farm assets in the US from EDP Renováveis ING Capital
  • Advised J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Barclays Capital Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and MUFG Securities Americas in connection with environmental issues relating to the Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of US$2.9 billion senior notes of Cenovus Energy Inc.
  • Advised Blue Pearl Mining concerning environmental issues arising in connection with the borrowing of  US$402 million from UBS to purchase the Thompson Creek Metals Company
  • Represented the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., GE Capital EFS Financing, Inc., Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, New York Branch, ING Capital LLC, Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale, New York Branch and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, in connection with environmental issues relating to a US$715 million of senior secured credit facilities for Gridiron Funding, LLC, a subsidiary of LS Power 
  • Representation of the underwriters in connection with environmental issues associated with Boeing Company's of US$300 million senior notes due in 2022, US$300 million senior notes due in 2027 and US$300 million senior notes due in 2047
  • Advised Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC as joint book-running managers, and Fifth Third Securities, Inc., PNC Capital Markets LLC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC as co-managers, in connection with environmental issues associated with a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by Steel Dynamics, Inc. of US$400 million senior notes due 2026
  • Represented Citigroup, as arranger, and the note purchasers concerning environmental matters raised by the financing of four California solar projects owned by subsidiaries of Consolidated Edison
  • Advised Citicorp North America, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) and Morgan Stanley Senior Funding concerning environmental matters relating to the US$345 million construction financing of LS Power's 738-MW natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electric generating facility in West Deptford Township, New Jersey
  • Advised BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC connection with environmental matters relating to Atmos Energy Corporation's offering of US$500 million Senior Notes due 2027 
  • Advised Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Royal Bank of Canada, Barclays, and Macquarie Capital, on environmental matters related to financing for the US$2.2 billion acquisition of 3,950 MW of generation resources by Helix Generation, LLC, from TransCanada Corporation
  • Advised B/E Aerospace regarding environmental matters associated with the US$400 million acquisition of UFC Aerospace
  • Advised Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, in connection with environmental disclosures associated with a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of US$750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.50% senior notes due 2025 of Cott Holdings Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cott Corporation
  • Advised American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc., as borrower, and American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. with respect to environmental issues associated with the US$2.55 billion financing relating to the acquisition of Metaldyne Performance Group, Inc. 
  • Representation of the underwriters in connection with environmental matters associated with Merit Medical Systems, Inc.'s offering of 5,175,000 shares of common stock
  • Advised Jefferies Finance concerning environmental matters relating to a US$300 million facility for Emerald Performance Materials
  • Advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with environmental matters relating to the US$175 million financing for the acquisition of Pine Branch Coal Sales by Blackhawk Mining
  • Advised DaimlerChrysler AG on environmental matters related to the sale of an 80.1 percent interest in Chrysler Holding LLC to Cerberus Capital Management, LP
  • Advised the Lead Arrangers on environmental matters relating to the US$6.75 billion senior unsecured bridge financing for TXU Energy and the US$4.5 billion senior unsecured bridge financing for TXU Corp., related to the acquisition of TXU Corp. by an investor group led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Texas Pacific Group and an affiliate of Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Advised Citigroup, in connection with environmental issues concerning a shelf takedown of US$500 million of ONEOK, Inc.'s 4.00% notes due 2027