Stuart Morrissy > Hogan Lovells US LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells US LLP
875 THIRD AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States

Work Department

Corporate and Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Focusing his practice on securities law with an emphasis on leveraged finance and high yield transactions, Stuart Morrissy offers corporate, private equity, government agency, and restructuring clients a wide array of capital markets financing options.

Stuart regularly represents major corporate issuers and investment banks in a wide range of debt, equity, and equity-linked offerings, with specific skill in high yield bond financings, including in the context of leveraged acquisition financing transactions involving private equity sponsors.

Stuart also advises investment banks, export credit agencies, multilateral agencies, development finance institutions, and corporate and government clients on capital markets programs involving guarantees, buyer credit insurance policies, political risk insurance policies, and other forms of credit enhancement. He has significant experience in developing new funding sources for the purchase of high-cost manufactured goods, such as aircraft, shipping vessels, and satellites.

Stuart is a recognized leader in structuring and executing liability management transactions involving complicated exchange offers, debt and equity tender offers, and consent solicitations. In recent years, he has played a prominent role in drafting and negotiating no-action letters and other interpretive guidance with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff, investors, and lawyers at other prominent law firms that have changed the way debt tender offers are structured and executed today.

Stuart also advises debtors, creditors, and distressed debt investors on U.S. securities law issues arising in the context of both out-of-court restructurings and in-court restructurings under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, including debt-for-debt and debt-for-equity exchange offers, exchange offers with a backstop pre-packaged Chapter 11 plan of reorganization, consent solicitations, and rights offerings.

Languages

English

Education

J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2000

B.A., University of Arizona, 1994

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a burgeoning presence in the DCM field thanks to its standing in life sciences and healthcare, REITs, tech and consumer goods, amongst other sectors. The team is historically known for its record in regulated sectors, in part due to its large presence in Washington DC, but it has steadily built-out its New York group in recent years. Its Denver and Silicon Valley offices have also played an important role in the wider team’s success. Washington DC partner Eve Howard is global head of the capital markets department and has advised on a steady flow of high-value DCM and liability management transactions over the research period, including investment grade, high-yield and convertible debt. New York’s Stuart Morrissy continues to develop the firm’s reputation amongst major underwriters, is gaining the firm some market share in high-yield debt and is an experienced figure in liability management transactions. Fellow New York partner Richard Aftanas provided additional high-yield debt expertise.