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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

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Daniel Zubkoff

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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP


Dan Zubkoff is a member of the Executive Committee and has been a partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP since 1990. Mr. Zubkoff’s practice is principally focused on a range of capital markets and lending transactions including bank financings, debt and equity securities offerings and out-of-court debt restructurings. He represents leading domestic and international banking firms in bank financings, exchange offers and other debt restructurings, high yield and investment grade debt offerings, equity and equity-linked securities offerings, including initial public offerings, preferred stock issuances and convertible debt offerings, tender offers and other banking transactions.


Cornell University, A.B., 1979, magna cum laude, phi beta kappa
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1982, cum laude

United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: debt offerings

Widely admired for its market leading high-yield debt capability, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP also garners a significant volume of investment grade work. The firm is widely revered for its strong links to underwriters and attracts strong praise for its ‘ability to nurture client relationships’, ‘peerless business acumen’ and ‘deep bench’ and it is regularly called upon by all the major national and global investment banks. The ‘very commercial and strategicJonathan Schaffzin co-heads the New York-based team and with John Tripodoro advised the joint book-running managers and the co-manager on Rackspace Hosting’s $1.2bn senior notes offering. In another key headline, James Clark acted for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan as the lead book-running managers on Symantec’s $1.1bn offering of notes. The ‘extremely experienced’ team also benefits from the senior expertise of William Hartnett, Douglas Horowitz and group co-chair Daniel Zubkoff.

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Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

Traditionally better known for its high-yield debt practice, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP’s strong underwriter relationships continue to translate into an increasing volume of equity deals. Among its recent work, high-profile partner Jonathan Schaffzin and William Miller advised the underwriters on a $2.1bn stock offering by Equinix. Miller also led advice to the underwriters on Keane Group’s $584.7m IPO. Elsewhere, James Clark and Miller acted for the underwriters on two common stock offerings by Mercury Systems totaling $398m, while Douglas Horowitz assisted Wells Fargo Securities as sole book-running manager with PBF Energy’s $275.3m public offering. The New York-based team also benefits from the experience of Daniel Zubkoff, William Hartnett and John Tripodoro.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Head and shoulders above the rest’, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP continues to sit alone at the top of the manager-side ranking due to its ‘outstanding lawyers’, ‘key experience on major deals’ and ‘unmatched strength-in-depth’. Certainly, the New York-based practice secures plum roles on many of the most sophisticated deals to come to market and impresses both in terms of deal value and deal volume. Partners garner rave reviews, with James Clark highlighted as ‘the best high-yield specialist bar none’. Clark and Corey Wright advised on a string of transactions stemming from the spin-offs of LSC Communications and Donnelley Financial Solutions from R.R. Donnelley & Sons, including assisting the initial purchasers with the Rule 144A offering by LSC of $450m of senior secured notes. John Tripodoro is ‘a consummate professional’ and with department co-head Jonathan Schaffzin advised the joint book-running managers and co-manager on Rackspace’s $1.2bn notes offering. William Hartnett is ‘a high-yield powerhouse’ and with William Miller acted for the initial purchasers on HCA’s $1.5bn notes offering. Other senior names to note include Douglas Horowitz and department co-lead Daniel Zubkoff, while Joshua Zelig and Marc Lashbrook are also highly rated. Ann Makich retired.

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Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

There are few who can compete with Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP when it comes to advising the lenders on major leveraged finance deals. In the first three quarters of 2017, according to Thomson Reuters, the firm advised on 201 deals worth over $234bn, outstripping the market both in terms of volume and value. The firm acts for some of the leading banks in the market, including Barclays, Citigroup Global Markets and Deutsche Bank. Among the firm’s most notable transactions were advice to JPMorgan Chase, and other lenders, on the $3.5bn financing of the $6.5bn takeover of Team Health Holdings by funds affiliated with Blackstone. Another highlight was representing Bank of America on the $4.4bn debt financing of Stone Canyon Industries’ acquisition of Mauser Group. The firm also represented the lenders, including Barclays and Deutsche Bank, on the multi-billion dollar financing of Go Daddy’s acquisition of Host Europe Group. The firm boasts an array of star names, including James Clark, Jonathan Schaffzin, Daniel Zubkoff, Adam Dworkin, and Jennifer Ezring. The up-and-coming Joshua Zelig is also recommended by clients, while Michael Reddy has a very active practice.

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