Alan L. Laves

Alan L. Laves co-heads the firm’s debt finance practice. Mr. Laves’ practice involves a variety of corporate and transactional matters, with emphasis on debt offerings, secured lending, debt restructurings and other finance transactions.
Practice & Background

Mr. Laves represents issuers, underwriters, bondholders, private placement investors and trustees in connection with issuances of high-yield and investment grade corporate debt securities in public offerings, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings, private placements and restructuring transactions. In addition, he represents borrowers and lenders in connection with senior secured credit facilities, second-lien and subordinated loans, and other finance transactions of all types and sizes. His experience with debt restructurings includes numerous restructurings of secured and unsecured debt securities and loans, both in and outside of bankruptcy. Mr. Laves’ experience spans a broad range of industries and includes both domestic and foreign companies.
Representative Matters

Mr. Laves’ representative engagements include:

a $1.3 billion secured credit facility and a $200 million offering of senior subordinated high yield notes for a leading international motion picture exhibitor
a $600 million offering of senior high yield notes by a domestic energy company
a $100 million issuance of third-lien PIK toggle notes by an international automotive parts manufacturer as part of a prepackaged plan of reorganization under chapter 11
a $120 million subordinated loan and the related restructuring of $780 million of existing first lien, second lien and holding company credit facilities for an international energy company
a $350 million secured term loan for a domestic manufacturer as part of a dividend recapitalization transaction
a $1.6 billion unsecured credit facility, a $500 million offering of senior high yield notes, and a $700 million offering of convertible notes by an international marketing company
a $200 million revolving credit facility for an international technology service company
the restructuring of $2.4 billion of unsecured debt of a registered investment company
the restructuring of $225 million of private placement notes issued by a North American power generation company
a $250 million revolving credit facility for a domestic energy company.

Awards & Accolades

Chambers USA: American Leading Lawyers for Business (2008 to 2012)
The Legal 500 United States (2009)
Texas Super Lawyers (2003-2010)

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Capital Markets, 2) Corporate, 3) Corporate Restructuring, 4) Finance, 5) Financial Restructuring, 6) Pro Bono, 7) Environmental Protection and Animal Rights and 8) North America
Law School University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1985
Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S.E.E., 1982
Bar Member / Association Texas State Bar Associations
Most recent firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
Relevant Jobs
General Counsel

ADB Lifestyle is one of the fastest growing multi-national, CPG, and direct to consumer companies in the retail consumer goods, health, and wellness sector. Operated by Ashley Black, inventor of the F...

Apply now

Corporate Counsel

Corporate Counsel The candidate will drive acquisitions from start to finish—creation of new entities, due diligence and negotiation of acquisition documents. Structure, review, draft and negotiate...

Apply now

Financial Litigation and Charitable Trust- Assistant Attorney General I

Financial Litigation and Charitable Trust- Assistant Attorney General I The candidate performs entry-level legal work for the Office of the Attorney General’s () Financial Litigation and Charitabl...

Apply now

+ View more jobs
Alan Singer
Alan Singer

Alan Singer is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Securities Practice. Mr. Singer advises companies with regard to a diverse range of corporate and securities matters.

Andrew Hamilton
Andrew Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice. Mr. Hamilton practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, securities law, and general corporate counseling.

Barbara J. Shander
Barbara J. Shander

Ms. Shander advises public and private company clients as well as private equity funds, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, and financing transactions.