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Michael Benjamin

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Michael Benjamin is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins where he is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets Practice. Mr. Benjamin has built a leading capital markets practice representing issuers and investment banks in a broad range of public and private transactions, including: high yield and investment grade debt offerings, initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, leveraged buyouts, cross-border securities offerings and liability management transactions.

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Corporate Partner

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https://www.lw.com/people/michael-benjamin


United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: debt offerings

The well-balanced debt practice at Latham & Watkins LLP secures a steady stream of issuer and manager-side mandates, which it handles from its well-staffed offices in New York, Chicago and Washington DC. The already sizeable department grew further in 2017 with the hire of New York-based partner Wenchi Hu, who was formerly at the SEC, as well as the partner promotions of Washington DC-based Brandon Bortner and New York-based Benjamin Stern. Chicago’s Manasi Bhattacharyya was also elevated to counsel. New York-based global corporate chair Marc Jaffe is widely recognized as ‘a star in the area’ and advised JP Morgan Securities on Moody’s two-tranche notes offering totaling $1bn. Also in New York, ‘great lawyerMichael Benjamin and Stelios Saffos assisted Bank of America Merrill Lynch with Staples’ $1bn notes offering. Among its issuer highlights, Washington DC-based partners Rachel Sheridan and Jason Licht acted for Allison Transmission on a $1bn senior notes offering. The firm has also recently advised Carlyle, CommScope and MEG Energy on their debt offerings. Other key names are Cathy Birkeland in Chicago and ‘consummate professionalIan Schuman in New York.

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