Michael J. Hong
Michael Hong represents financial institutions and corporate clients in a variety of U.S. and international transactions, including initial public offerings and other equity offerings as well as high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings and restructuring transactions, such as tender offers, exchange offers and consent solicitations.

Bio

Mr. Hong counsels corporate clients of all sizes across a variety of industries on an ongoing basis, assisting with the review and preparation of SEC filings, corporate governance matters and interactions with security holders, stock exchanges and other regulatory bodies.

Recent representations include:

  • the underwriters in the $900 million Rule 144A high-yield notes offering of MDC Partners Inc.;
  • Frontier Communications Corporation in its $6.6 billion Rule 144A high-yield notes offering;
  • Spotify AB in its $1 billion private placement of convertible notes;
  • the underwriters in the $290 million initial public offering of common stock of Bats Global Markets, Inc.;
  • NextEra Energy, Inc. in the $406 million initial public offering of common units of its yieldco NextEra Energy Partners, L.P.;
  • First Solar, Inc. in the $420 million initial public offering of common units of its joint venture yieldco 8point3 Energy Partners, L.P.;
  • SunEdison, Inc. and its yieldcos, TerraForm Power, Inc. and TerraForm Global, Inc., in numerous financing transactions, including public and private offerings of high-yield notes, convertible notes and preferred stock;
  • the underwriters in the $385 million initial public offering of common shares of Essent Group Ltd.;
  • HCP, Inc. in its $600 million public offering of senior notes;
  • Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors in its $340 million initial public offering of common shares;
  • Forestar Group Inc. in its $250 million Rule 144A high-yield notes offering, $125 million Rule 144A convertible notes offering and $150 million public tangible equity units offering;
  • The WhiteWave Foods Company in its $500 million public offering of senior notes;
  • the underwriters in the $671 million initial public offering of common units of The Carlyle Group; and
  • Realogy Holdings Corp. in numerous financing transactions, including its $1.2 billion initial public offering, several secured and unsecured high-yield notes offerings and a $2.7 billion exchange transaction pursuant to which holders of Realogy’s unsecured notes exchanged such notes for either convertible notes or new longer-dated notes.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2007
  • B.A., University of British Columbia, 2004

Admissions

  • New York

Michael J. Hong