William F. Stutts

Senior Counsel

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  • Bristow Group, Inc. – Four rounds of secured debt and lease financing with new and existing credit providers, totaling approximately $480 million in new funding for the group
  • Several global enterprises in energy and technology sectors – restructuring of derivatives documentation (and re-negotiation of the program with many independent counterparties) involving interest rate, hydrocarbon commodity, and currency derivatives
  • Several industrial and commercial enterprises and specialty lenders – receivables securitizations using commercial paper conduits, private placements, public offerings and direct purchases of securitization interests
  • Domestic and foreign banks and non-bank financial institutions – advice and representation compliance with the restrictions of Executive Order 13224 and FinCEN conduct regulations, systems issues on money laundering prevention, and related investigations
  • Shareholder groups and banks in connection with changes in control and changes in ownership of domestic banks
  • AIG and other institutional purchasers of notes – 144A offerings of notes backed by residential real estate mortgages
  • Several public companies – reconfiguration of derivatives hedging portfolios and documentation, as well as regulatory compliance, and automation of corporate treasury systems
  • Reliant Energy, CenterPoint Houston Electric and Cleco Power and other utilities – utility legislative securitizations (including stranded costs and storm damage recovery bonds), issued in difference circumstances over a period of 15 years involving issuances in excess of $6 billion
  • CenterPoint Energy Resources Corporation – several securitizations of consumer receivables
  • Dell Financial and subsidiaries – coordination of positions in FX derivatives
  • Institutional lenders and aircraft owners and operators (U.S. and non-U.S.) – lease financings and loans for aircraft and other equipment, totaling more than $2 billion
  • CenterPoint Energy, Inc., and subsidiaries – coordination of positions in interest rate derivatives
  • Institutional purchasers of notes – negotiated and 144A acquisitions in private placements of debt of enterprises in many industry groups
  • Sponsors, owners and managers of private trust companies that provide financial services to defined family groups
  • Several public companies – total return swaps involving equities, commodities hedges, interest rate hedges, call spread overlays on convertible debt, prepaid forward sales of equity securities, currency swaps, rate locks and related hedging financial transactions
  • United States Federal Railroad Administration – lease and loan financing of Amtrak for the acquisition of new locomotives and for infrastructure upgrades
  • Office building owners, including National Office Partners and Hines, and shopping center owners – lease-based and mortgage-based securitized financing of office buildings in several locations, including California, the District of Columbia, New York and Texas
  • State pension fund investors – renegotiation of debt on several office buildings and representation in bankruptcies of building owners
  • Affiliates of a global power company – structured financing of power generation facilities in Hawaii and Oklahoma
  • Privately held purchaser – purchase of a division of American Pad & Paper Company from the bankruptcy estate, involving a contested auction, contested lease assignments and extensive HSR antitrust review
  • Bank lender – loan to and Chapter 11 reorganization of Schlotzsky’s, Inc. and in state court receivership of an affiliate of Schlotzsky's
  • Seismic data company – financings during and emerging from Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings
  • Privately held bank holding companies and privately held banks – acquisition of independent banks, including regulatory analysis (a matter of first impression) of deposit concentration analysis in the banks’ market areas
  • Ralph S. Janvey, court-appointed receiver for R. Allen Stanford and others – receivership investigational recognition, addressing issues of powers, asset recovery, insolvency of non-U.S. financial institutions and dealings related to foreign banks and foreign assets
  • Equistar Chemicals – synthetic lease financing totaling $250 million for Equistar’s railcar fleet, including mechanisms for adding rolling stock as it comes online.
  • Seismic data licensor – multi-jurisdictional securitization of seismic data and license revenues
  • Several foreign banks and financial services companies and domestic trust companies – advice and counsel in connection with U.S. operations and U.S. financial regulations