Edward Gonzalez handles the tax aspects of a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, U.S. and non-U.S. financial instruments, leveraged buyouts, private equity investments, cross-border financial transactions, debt restructurings, asset-based financings, derivatives and tax controversies.
Mr. Gonzalez has advised investment banks, corporations and investment partnerships in the structuring of various acquisitions, financings and refinancings. He also has represented Australian, Japanese, Latin American and European corporations in structuring their investments in the United States, and non-U.S. issuers in raising capital in the United States.
Mr. Gonzalez has worked in the development of innovative financial products such as “tracking stock” (General Motors Class E Stock), 100-year debt, trust preferred securities, financial institution regulatory capital products for both U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions, and “basket D” securities.
He has worked on issues raised by offshore funds investing in the United States, and he has worked extensively with real estate investment trusts (REITs) including the development of the first timber REIT. Transactions include representing:
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch (as part of a consortium which also includes Prologis, Inc. and NRG Energy, Inc.) in securing a conditional $1.4 billion commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office to help finance the largest distributed rooftop solar generation project in the world;
- Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (Bermuda), a provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, in its $230 million offering of 7.5% non-cumulative preferred shares, Series B;
- National Australia Bank Limited in its acquisition of a 35 percent stake in AREA Property Partners, a real estate fund manager and affiliate of Apollo Management, L.P.;
- Plum Creek Timberlands, L.P., a subsidiary of Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. (a timber REIT), in its $575 million public offering of 4.7% senior notes due 2021;
- Ambac Financial Group, Inc. in a $400 million offering of 6.15% directly-issued subordinated capital securities (DISCS). The proceeds of the offering were used to repurchase shares of its common stock;
- J.D., Columbia University, 1979
- A.B., Princeton University, 1976 (summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)
- New York
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