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Chambers USA

Jeff Delaney, a Pillsbury Corporate partner, is an authority on specialized finance for energy and pharmaceutical companies.

Recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers USA and Best Lawyers, Jeff is highly regarded for his strategic counsel to companies and underwriters as they access capital markets. Experienced in public and private debt and equity offerings; liability management; high-yield debt, banknote and hybrid financings; tender and exchange offers; and drug royalty monetizations, Jeff is sought after by industry leaders in the energy, banking, life insurance and pharmaceuticals fields for complex securities and financing transactions advice. 

Representative Experience

Representing underwriters for several energy companies regarding public and private offerings of equity, equity units, and secured and unsecured debt, including new mortgages and other secured instruments.


Advising a leading investment bank in the structuring and execution of a variety of drug royalty monetizations (sales and financings) and related structured finance transactions and high-yield debt financings.


Representing underwriters in connection with equity and debt offerings for a leading financial services/life insurance company and a major telecommunications corporation.

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  • Representing a domestic bank in connection with a variety of financing activities, including bank note programs.
  • Representing the underwriters in connection with equity and debt offerings for a leading financial services and life insurance company.
  • Representing the underwriters in connection with Rule 144A surplus notes issuances for a mutual life insurance company.
  • Representing a leading energy company in connection with a Rule 144A debt exchange offer and other Rule 144A debt offerings.
  • Representing a leading aluminum company in connection with a contemporaneous debt tender offer and Rule 144A high-yield debt financing.
  • Representing the initial purchasers in connection with the debut issuance of a regional water company by way of a Rule 144A debt offering.
  • Representing the underwriters in connection with multiple public equity offerings by a pharmaceutical company.
  • Representing the underwriter in connection with the tax-exempt refinancing of a cogeneration electric facility in Florida.
  • Representing the underwriters in connection with the proposed initial public offering of an alternative energy company focused on the development of integrated gasification technology.
  • Representing an independent transmission company and its holding company in connection with a private placement of individual series of secured debt.
  • Representing the initial purchasers in contemporaneous Rule 144A offerings for convertible debt and straight debt of a regional integrated communications company.
  • Representing the initial purchasers in contemporaneous Rule 144A offerings for senior debt and capital securities of a diversified regional merchant energy company.
  • Representing the underwriters in two public follow-on equity offerings of a developer and manufacturer of fuel cell power plants.
  • Representing the underwriter in connection with the development and establishment of a retail, asset-backed corporate trust certificate program.
  • Representing the dealers in connection with a Rule 144A funding agreement-backed, global debt issuance program of a mutual life insurance company.
  • Representing the agents in connection with Rule 144A funding agreement-backed, medium-term note programs of two life insurance companies.
  • Representing an industrial minerals and aggregates company in a Rule 144A offering of high yield debt securities and subsequent exchange offer.
  • Representing a domestic airline in its initial public offering.
  • Representing the underwriters in the initial public offering of an integrated steel company and subsequent Rule 144A offerings of high yield debt securities.
  • Representing the underwriters in the initial public offering of an application-based software company.
  • Representing the underwriters in registered and Rule 144A offerings of debt securities and tax-advantaged preferred securities by domestic and foreign affiliates of energy companies, including electric distribution companies in the United Kingdom and Australia.
  • Representing a sanitation and facility maintenance supply company in proxy solicitations of its public shareholders relating to corporate acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Advising a global provider of earnings expectations and other financial information products on general contract and corporate matters.
  • Advising issuers and dealer managers in a variety of liability management activities, including tender offers, exchange offers and consent and proxy solicitations involving publicly traded debt and preferred stock.
  • Advising public companies in connection with compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Regulation FD, and related corporate governance requirements.

Professional Highlights

Recognized by Chambers USA in Energy: Electricity Finance – National since 2012 and in Energy Finance: Transactional – National (2007–2011); and by Chambers Global in Energy: Finance – USA since 2013.


Listed in Best Lawyers for Energy Law since 2011.


Received BTI’s “Client Service All-Star” award.

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  • Received Pace University | Elisabeth Haub School of Law’s 2018 Distinguished Service Award.
  • Previously served as a member of the Firm’s Board for six years.

Honors & Awards

  • PLC Which Lawyer?, Energy—New York (2009-2012)

Education

  • J.D., Pace University School of Law, 1992
    summa cum laude, Valedictorian; Member and Research and Writing Editor, Pace Law Review

    B.A., Pace University, 1989
    summa cum laude

Admissions

  • New York

    Connecticut