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Yariv Katz

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Corporate /Securities & Capital Markets


Yariv Katz is a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Katz practices primarily in the area of securities and capital markets representing issuers, underwriters, placement agents and investors in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, including IPOs, follow-on offerings, Rule 144A offerings, PIPEs and other private placements. Mr. Katz regularly counsels public companies and their boards with respect to ongoing disclosure and securities compliance matters, including compliance with Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley and the corporate governance rules of the NYSE and Nasdaq. Mr. Katz also has substantial experience in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures involving public and private companies. From 2007 until 2008, Mr. Katz served as general counsel of a Nasdaq-listed specialty consumer finance company.




Admitted to practice in New York


Fordham University Law School, J.D., 2001 Binghamton University, B.A., 1998

United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt

Within: Capital markets: debt

‘Very good on the underwriter side’, Paul Hastings LLP impresses with a number of ‘close-knit relationships that drive its capital markets offering’. In addition, the firm houses a growing issuer practice, which is particularly active in cross-border, and especially Latin America-related transactions. In a recent example of the latter, New York partners Arturo Carrillo and Michael Fitzgerald, who heads the Latin America practice group, advised Mexico-headquartered Sigma Alimentos on a $500m international bond offering by its subsidiary, Sigma Finance Netherlands. Among its underwriter-side engagements, Houston-based of counsel Will Burns advised JP Morgan, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Mizuho Bank, as bookrunners, on a $1bn notes offering by Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC. New York’s Yariv Katz is also a key contact and advised the joint bookrunners on Blackstone Mortgage Trust’s $220m offering of convertible senior notes.

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Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

The 'solution-oriented' team at Paul Hastings LLP strikes the right note with its ‘thoughtful, creative and practical advice’ combined with ‘consistently great execution’. Widely recognized for its ‘strong presence in Latin America-related deals’, the New York-based group is also noted for its ‘close relationships with underwriters’. In a highlight example of its strong suit, Latin America practice head Michael Fitzgerald teamed up with Arturo Carrillo and Joy Gallup to advise Credit Suisse, as global coordinator, and the initial purchasers on Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico’s $1.6bn IPO of Fibra E shares on the Mexican stock exchange. Yariv Katz, praised as ‘a young powerhouse of a lawyer’, advised the joint book-running managers on Sun Communities’ $500m follow-on offering. The group has also recently advised on equity offerings for issuers such as Grupo Traxión, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions and Viking Therapeutics. Other key contacts include securities and capital markets chair Michael Zuppone, who is highlighted by sources as ‘an unflappable and seasoned veteran’.

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Capital markets: global offerings

Within: Capital markets: global offerings

‘Practical, thoughtful and responsive’, Paul Hastings LLP’s practice comprises ‘creative experts in the capital markets’. The New York-headquartered team has a broad geographical reach, with its recent experience spanning mature and emerging markets across the Americas, Europe and Asia. However, the consensus is ‘the firm is a leader in Latin America’, where it is a popular choice for both issuers and banks. Michael Fitzgerald heads up the Latin America practice group and acted alongside Joy Gallup and Arturo Carrillo to advise Credit Suisse, as global coordinator, and the initial purchasers on Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de MĂ©xico’s $1.6bn IPO of Fibra E shares on the Mexican stock exchange. Fitzgerald and Carrillo also advised Sigma Alimentos on a $500m international bond offering by its Dutch subsidiary, Sigma Finance Netherlands. Outside of Latin America, Yariv Katz, who is ‘incredibly smart and solution-oriented’, acted alongside the London office and real estate partner David Viklund to advise US mall operator Starwood West on a $264m bond offering on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

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United States: Real estate

Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Within: Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Paul Hastings LLP advises on equity and debt securities offerings, ongoing disclosure and securities compliance matters, property acquisitions, and corporate transactions within the real estate asset management sector. Yariv Katz advised Citigroup, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets, as joint book-running managers, on the follow-on public offering of common stock of Sun Communities, a REIT that operates manufactured housing and recreational vehicle communities. Michael Zuppone, Michael Fitzgerald and Arturo Carrillo are other key advisers. The names listed are in New York.

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