Adorys Velazquez

Department Chair - Corporate (New York) Partner

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New York

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Adorys Velazquez

More than ever before, clients need lawyers whose experience, skills and vision extend beyond traditional capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, securities, public company and general corporate matters. With over twenty years of legal experience, an undergraduate degree in finance and an MBA, Adorys helps clients navigate the intersection between business imperatives and complex legal frameworks. She is a practical business lawyer. Her ability to see the world from her client’s position enables her to structure and execute transactions that support each client’s business goals.

Adorys is a trusted advisor to companies, investment banks and investors in equity and debt capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate matters. Adorys advises domestic and foreign clients across a variety of industries, such as energy; technology, media and entertainment; international shipping; and offshore drilling. She advises clients on securities laws matters and public company compliance. She has significant experience in complex corporate structures; master limited partnerships (MLPs) and other partnership structures; and joint ventures, as well as with convertible and exchangeable debt securities and a variety of other corporate financing structures. Adorys also advises clients on emerging issues involving environmental, social and governance (ESG) and artificial intelligence (AI).

In addition to her legal work, Adorys serves as Chair of the New York Corporate Department.

Related Experience

  • Various public offerings and 144A/Reg S private placements of exchangeable debt and convertible debt securities
  • Various public offerings of equity securities and PIPEs
  • Issuers or underwriters in the establishment of ATM programs
  • Various exchange offers and tender offers
  • Ascent Capital Group in the registration statement and proxy statement relating to the combination with its operating subsidiary Monitronics International, Inc. (d/b/a Brinks Home Security) in connection with Monitronics’ pre-packaged restructuring
  • Cactus, Inc., in its initial public offering of Class A common stock
  • Sprague Resources LP in its initial public offering of common units
  • Höegh LNG Partners LP in its initial public offering of common units (Selected as the IPO Deal of the Year, Marine Money Offshore, 2014), follow on equity offering, and two acquisitions
  • Golar LNG Partners LP in its initial public offering of common units(Selected as the IPO Deal of the Year, Marine Money, 2011),various follow on equity offerings and acquisitions
  • Underwriters to Transocean Partners LLC in its initial public offering of common units (Selected to the "Noteworthy Deals of the Year" by Marine Money, 2014)
  • KNOT Offshore Partners LP in its initial public offering of common units and various follow on equity offerings
  • Seadrill Partners LLC in its initial public offering of common units and various follow on equity offerings
  • PBF Logistics LP in its initial public offering of common units
  • Underwriters to Delek Logistics Partners, LP in its initial public offering of common units

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