Overview

Bud’s practice focuses on both regulated and non-regulated entities in the global power markets. Bud represents universities, energy companies and investment banks in public and private capital markets transactions, which involve both taxable and tax-exempt securities. He also provides advisory services to corporate and higher education entities.

Experience

  • Represented underwriters of a variety of debt securities issued by universities, including Century Bonds, Build America Bonds and a multi-year debt facility. 
  • Advised universities on structuring and strengthening compliance programs across all areas of endeavor.
  • Represented corporate clients in the acquisition and divestiture of energy companies, and energy assets in the US and the UK.
  • Worked with power companies located in the UK and Australia in US capital markets transactions.
  • Represented underwriters and financial advisers in the recapitalization of US utility companies subject to reorganization pursuant to state restructuring legislation.
  • Experienced in structured financings and synthetic leases involving power production facilities and other assets used by power producers.

Accolades

Honors & Recognitions

  • Recognized as a Leader in Energy: Electricity (Finance), USA-Nationwide, Chambers USA, 2007-2024
  • Named Best Lawyer for Energy Law, The Best Lawyers in America, 2024
  • Named among Leading Lawyers for Capital Markets: Debt and Mergers & Acquisitions, USA, IFLR 1000, 2018-2019
  • Recognized as a Leader in Energy: Electricity – Finance, USA, Chambers Global, 2013-2024
  • Listed for Capital Markets – Debt Offerings, Legal 500 United States, 2018

Affiliations

Professional

  • Past Chairman, Infrastructure Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the Section of Infrastructure and Regulated Industries, American Bar Association

Insights

Events & Speaking Engagements

  • October 11-13, 2017
    Event
    Speaker
    Report of the Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, American Bar Association Section of Infrastructure and Regulated Industries, ABA Fall Meeting
  • October 19-22, 2016
    Event
    Speaker
    Report of the Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, American Bar Association Section of Infrastructure and Regulated Industries, ABA Fall Meeting
  • March 10-12, 2016
    Event
    Speaker
    Report of the Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, American Bar Association Section of Public Utilities, Communications and Transportation Law 2016 Spring Council Meeting
  • October 15-17, 2015
    Event
  • March 18–21, 2015
    Event
    Speaker
    Report Of The Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, American Bar Association Section of Public Utilities, Communications and Transportation Law 2015 Spring Council Meeting
  • October 16-18, 2014
    Event
    Speaker
    Report Of The Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, American Bar Association Section of Public Utilities, Communications and Transportation Law 2014 Fall Council Meeting
  • October 31 - November 2, 2013
    Event
    Speaker
    Report Of The Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, American Bar Association Section of Public Utilities, Communications and Transportation Law 2013 Fall Council Meeting

Publications

News

Education

JD, Yale Law School, 1978

BA, University of Oklahoma, 1975

Admissions

New York

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