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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

80 PINE STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10005, USA
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London, New York, Washington DC

Joshua Zelig

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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Position

Josh’s practice is principally focused on representing leading commercial and investment banks in capital market transactions, including debt and equity offerings, bank financings, and leveraged buyouts. He represented the financing sources in numerous acquisition-related financings, including the acquisitions of Team Health and Gates Global by Blackstone, an investment in JDA Software by Blackstone, the acquisition of EMC by Dell, the acquisition of Vertafore by Bain Capital and Vista Equity Partners, and the acquisition of BMC Software by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital. Josh has represented the initial purchasers in several recent high yield debt offerings for Conduent, Tesoro Logistics, PBF Energy, HCA, HD Supply and First Data. Josh has also represented the underwriters in the initial public offerings for HCA, Townsquare Media, PBF Logistics, and PBF Energy. Josh advises on the high-yield bond and bank sides of acquisition financings and refinancings as well as IPOs and other equity financing and has practiced in a variety of industries including healthcare, media, energy, and technology.

Education

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2003, cum laude
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2006, cum laude, Notes & Comments Editor, Brooklyn Journal of International Law


United States: Finance

Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Next generation lawyers

Joshua Zelig - Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

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: Next generation lawyers

Joshua Zelig - Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

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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