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J. Michael Chambers

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J. Michael Chambers, a partner in the Houston office, focuses his practice on leveraged finance and other debt and equity capital markets transactions. Mr. Chambers has particular experience in public and private high yield bond offerings, credit facilities, including term loan facilities and reserve based revolving credit facilities, initial public offerings and public and private equity offerings. Mr. Chambers' representations include underwriters, lenders and financial institutions, as well as issuers and borrowers.

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United States: Finance

Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘first-class group’ strikes an enviable balance between issuer and underwriter representations, with clients and peers alike asserting it is ‘one of the most well-rounded practices in the market’. The team, which is noted for its ‘broad sector focus’ and ‘extremely deep bench’, ranked among the top two firms by total deal value for both issuer and manager-side high-yield corporate bond offerings during 2018. Global corporate chair Marc Jaffe is ‘an institution in the capital markets space’ and recently paired up with ‘excellentIan Schuman to advise Jefferies on Nathan’s Famous’ $150m senior notes offering. Houston-based David Miller is ‘a very productive counterparty’ and, together with Houston’s Michael Chambers, advised Goldman Sachs on Endeavor Energy Resource’s $800m cash tender offer and also on its new issuance of $1bn worth of notes. On the issuer side, Houston’s Debbie Yee advised Sunoco on its $2.2bn notes offering, while Century City’s Steven Stokdyk advised Churchill Downs on its $500m senior notes offering. The group also benefits from the senior experience of Michael Benjamin (‘a great all-around lawyer’), Washington DC-based Patrick Shannon and Senet Bischoff. Named lawyers are based in New York, unless otherwise stated.

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