Ms Monica K. Thurmond > Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10019-6064
United States

Work Department

Corporate, Capital Markets & Securities, Finance



J.D., William & Mary Law School, 1996; B.A., University of Virginia, 1992

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Commercial lending

Based in the firm’s New York office, the 14-partner team at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP has an excellent reputation for borrower-related financings, particularly in the private equity sphere. Led by the extremely experienced Gregory Ezring, the team is regularly involved in some of the market’s largest transactions. Recent examples include advising RCCH HealthCare Partners, an Apollo Global Management portfolio company, on the financing for its $5.6bn acquisition of LifePoint Health. In addition, the team acted for Berlin Packaging, an Oak Hill Capital Partners portfolio company, in relation to its $1.3bn financing for the refinancing of its existing debt. Other key clients include Roark Capital, Oaktree Capital Management and TowerBrook. Eric GoodisonThomas V. de la Bastide III, and Monica Thurmond are other names to note.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

Dedicated, talented and thorough’, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is praised for its ability to ‘seamlessly and efficiently execute deals’ and also to ‘deliver tailored and timely advice on complex issues’. The practice, which is commended as ‘doing a great job for issuers’, routinely advises private equity sponsors and public companies on equity offerings, with notable expertise in the TMT, leisure, apparel and energy arenas. Among its recent headline deals, Tracey Zaccone (‘a great talent and a joy to work with’) advised ADT on its $1.4bn IPO. Group co-head John Kennedy, who is ‘an exceptional securities attorney with a mastery over the entire landscape’, advised Taylor Morrison Home on three common stock offerings totaling over $1bn. Other key contacts in the New York-based group include department co-lead Gregory Ezring, who ‘advocates for his clients, while seeking to get deals done’, and deputy corporate chair Monica Thurmond.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s New York-based capital markets practice is underpinned by some well-established private equity relationships. In particular, Apollo is a marquee client and Apollo Management Holdings LP turned to the firm to advise on its recent $300m notes offering — group co-lead Gregory Ezring, corporate deputy chair Monica Thurmond and Catherine Goodall led that work. The team also enjoys a strong niche in Canada-related matters where Andrew Foley, who splits his time between New York and Toronto, advised TELUS on its recent $750m debt offering. Among the team’s underwriter-side highlights, Christopher Cummings, who also works out of New York and Toronto, advised the underwriters on three securities offerings by TransCanada totaling $5.1bn. John Kennedy co-leads a group that has also recently undertaken work for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Ralph Lauren and Apollo-owned retailer, Aurum Group.