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David Schuette

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Mayer Brown

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Corporate & Securities.


David Schuette focuses on securities and corporate work. He represents underwriters, issuers, and selling stockholders in various types of equity offerings, including common stock, ADRs and limited partnership units, and various types of debt offerings, including mortgage bonds, convertible debt, investment grade and high yield debt, as well as equipment trust pass through certificates. He also represents issuers and investment banks in connection with liability management transactions, including exchange offers, tender offers and consent solicitations. In addition to his transactional work, he regularly advises public companies in a variety of industries on SEC compliance matters and corporate governance issues.


Georgetown University, BA, 1982; University of Michigan, JD, 1985.

United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: debt offerings

The ‘very experienced and capableMayer Brownalways exceeds expectations’. Led from Chicago by ‘outstanding lawyerEdward Best, the capital markets group houses a well-balanced debt practice, which routinely advises corporate issuers and underwriters on sophisticated transactions. Among Best’s recent work, he assisted Nissan Motor Acceptance with its $1.5bn notes issuance. Also in Chicago, Philip Niehoff acted for AbbVie in a $7.8bn senior notes offering. In Palo Alto, Jennifer Carlson advised Republic Services on its $500m notes issuance and cash tender offer for up to $600m of notes. Among the firm’s work for underwriters, Best and Carlson acted for Morgan Stanley in Kellogg’s issuances of $750m of senior notes and $650m of senior debentures. Chicago partners Michael Hermsen and David Schuette are also active members of the team. Since publication, Anna Pinedo, James Tanenbaum and Jerry Marlatthave joined in New York from Morrison & Foerster LLP.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

The ‘experienced and responsive’ team at Mayer Brown provides a ‘committed and client-oriented service’ and is able to ‘get quickly up to speed from a business perspective’. From Chicago, Edward Best heads a broad practice that is particularly well known for advising issuers, although it also acts for underwriters, across a comprehensive spread of industries. Among recent work highlights, New York-based John Berkery and Chicago-based David Schuette assisted Yum! Brands with its $2.1bn senior notes offering. On the manager side, Best and Berkery advised Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, as underwriters, on MGIC Investment’s issuance of $425m of senior notes. Recent cross-border work saw the firm act for Progroup in its €95m offering of senior secured fixed rate notes. Other names to note are Harry Beaudry and William Heller in Houston, and Jennifer Carlson in Palo Alto.

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