Selected by The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Native American Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law
Ranked by Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2007 – 2010 for complex financing transactions
Named by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California 2009
Selected for the 2008 – 2012 issues of Southern California’s Best Lawyers and by Southern California Super Lawyers as one of the top securities lawyers in Southern California
Named the Best Lawyers' 2014 – 2015 Native American Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Los Angeles
Advanced Marketing Services Inc.
American Golf Corporation
Ameristar Casinos Inc.
Beats Electronics LLC
Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors
L’Auberge Communities Inc.
Lovell Minnick Partners Inc.
Merrill Lynch & Co.
Morongo Band of Mission Indians
Prudential Insurance Company of America
Taiheiyo Cement U.S.A. Inc.
Visalia Oaks Baseball Club
Wells Fargo Principal Lending LLC
Ameristar Casinos Inc. in connection with its approximately $2.5 billion bid to acquire Aztar Corporation; the acquisition of Creative Casinos of Louisiana LLC and the development of a luxury casino resort project in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Advanced Marketing Services Inc. in connection with the acquisitions of Publishers Group West Inc., the largest independent book distribution company in North America; Aura Books PLC; Aspen Marketing Communication Ltd.; Metrastock Limited; Cutsound Limited and H.I. Marketing Limited, UK book distribution companies; Bookwise International Pty Ltd., an Australian book distribution company; and investments in Raincoast Book Distribution Ltd., a Canadian book distribution company, and The Templar Company PLC, a UK book publishing company
Beats Electronics LLC in connection with a $225 million secured term loan from HTC Corp. and related matters
CalPortland Company in connection with various financing transactions, including a term loan arranged by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; a syndicated term loan arranged by Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd.; and related bridge financings
Credit Agricole in connection with a $230 million senior secured credit facility for the Tulalip Tribes of Washington; a $1.2 billion revolving credit facility for the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority; a $700 million senior-secured term loan to the Seminole Tribe of Florida; and a $900 million senior-secured revolving loan to Wynn Las Vegas LLC
Credit Agricole in connection with the restructuring of a $1.2 billion senior-secured credit facility to the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
L’Auberge Communities Inc. in connection with numerous joint ventures, partnerships and other strategic alliances for the development of commercial and residential real estate projects
Prudential Insurance Company in connection with secured furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) financings for (i) the Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia and (ii) the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin for their St. Croix Casino
Citadel Securities LLC and Prudential Investment Management Inc. in connection with a $125 million secured FF&E financing to affiliates of Rock Ohio Caesars for Horseshoe Casinos to be developed in Cleveland and Cincinnati
Taiheiyo Cement U.S.A. Inc. in connection with a revolving credit agreement with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and a term loan with MUFG Union Bank; Merrill Lynch & Co. in connection with a $58.5 million bridge loan to The Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, and various restructurings thereof
Vinci SA in connection with the $295 million acquisition of Worldwide Flight Services Inc. and Airline Container Leasing Corporation from Castle Harlan
Viacom and affiliates in connection with the acquisition of Neopets Inc.
Senior executives in connection with the acquisition of American Golf Corp. and affiliates in connection with a leveraged buyout by affiliates of Goldman Sachs
JSS/USA Inc. in connection with the acquisition and disposition of minor league baseball teams, including the Visalia Oaks and Vancouver Canadians
Banc of America Securities, Citigroup and JPMorgan in connection with a $4.75 billion Rule 144 offering of senior notes and senior debentures by Viacom Inc.
JPMorgan in connection with a $60 million letter of credit-backed variable-rate-debt offering by an Arizona tribe for gaming equipment and capital expenditures
California Portland Cement Company in connection with an approximately $66 million preferred stock recapitalization and the restructuring of leveraged lease arrangements for an electric cogeneration facility in Colton, California
California Portland Cement Company in connection with a private placement of $100 million of senior notes; Banc of America Securities in connection with a $150 million Rule 144A offering of senior notes of the Chumash Casino and Resort Enterprise for the development of the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California, by the Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians
CIBC World Markets in connection with a $200 million Rule 144A offering of senior notes by the River Rock Entertainment Authority for the development of the River Rock Casino in Sonoma County, California, by the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians
JPMorgan in connection with a $230 million offering of senior secured notes and subsequent $100 million add-on offering of senior secured notes by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Upstream Point Molate LLC in connection with a development agreement with the City of Richmond, California, for the proposed development of a mixed-use, resort, gaming, conference, entertainment and retail project, including a resort casino/hotel by the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians and Harrah’s