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San Francisco; Portland
San Francisco; Portland
Stephan Wagner, Of Counsel in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure Group.
Steve's practice focuses on domestic and international clients in connection with acquisitions and dispositions, commercial financing, commercial project development, commercial leasing transactions and energy real estate transactions, including ground leases and build-to-suit leases.
Before joining the firm, Steve was an associate and of counsel at Morrison & Foerster, LLP.
Minako Wakabayashi, partner in Orrick's Tokyo office is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure Group, and plays a vital role in the rise of Japan’s renewable energy market.
Minako has significant experience advising international and domestic sponsors and developers on complex and innovative projects. She was called upon by the Japanese government in structuring the renewable Feed-in-Tariff scheme in Japan and prepared the government’s model contracts for specific contracts (power purchase contract/interconnection contract), which are a key component of the Feed-in-Tariff scheme in Japan.Backed by her experience in her prior career as a public prosecutor in Japan, she also serves as a member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Supervising Committee for Public Bidding (Tokyo-to Nyusatsu Kanshi Iinkai) which advocates public rights to the fairness and adequacy of the public bidding procedures of the government.
Chuck Walker, resident in the firm's Houston office, regularly counsels publicly traded technology companies and private equity sponsors in complex mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, recapitalizations, restructurings, executive compensation and equity incentive arrangements, and related general corporate matters.
He has handled matters for clients ranging from acquisitions in excess of a billion dollars to small early round equity investments.Prior to joining Orrick, Chuck was a member of DLA Piper's Northern California corporate practice. Chuck began his legal career as an associate in the private equity group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis.
Eric Wall, a partner in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Tax Group.
His practice encompasses a wide variety of federal and state tax issues, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation matters, real estate matters, development and investment in renewable energy projects, transactions involving pass-through entities, and complex tax controversies.
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Angela Wallace is an Associate in the Energy & Infrastructure Practice, with a particular focus within the oil & gas sector.
She has advised on international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, project development arrangements and joint ventures, and she has acted for clients across a range of jurisdictions including Africa, South America, Europe and the Middle East.
Mary Wallace, Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office, has been a corporate lawyer for over twenty years and is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group. Mary has extensive experience in sophisticated corporate and finance transactions, including broad experience in investor-side representation in investments in private equity and mezzanine funds and mezzanine debt and equity co-investment transactions. She has represented public pension fund investors, including the Washington State Investment Board and the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, and well as private investors, such as the alternative investment program of a global health services company.
Mary represents financial institutions and other entities in connection with private debt financings (secured and unsecured), co-investment transactions, private equity financings and restructurings involving privately held companies. She regularly negotiates and drafts complex legal documents to implement these transactions.
Nicole Walsh, a Partner in the Los Angeles office, is a member of the Real Estate Group.
Ms. Walsh has represented real estate investment funds, banks, developers and corporate clients in investment, financing, sales, leasing, construction and other corporate real estate activities.
Gerard Walsh is a partner in Orrick’s Real Estate Group based in Los Angeles. He advises public and private entities, developers, companies and institutional lenders (including commercial banks, pension and opportunity funds and their advisors) on the acquisition, construction, development, entitlement, financing, leasing, restructuring and disposition of master planned communities, hotel, golf and resort projects, mixed use projects, corporate campuses, and commercial and retail centers.
Jerry is particularly recognized for his work in connection with the acquisition, restructuring and realization of distressed debt in the real estate and hospitality markets. Clients seek him out for the most complex distressed debt transactions, including securitized and mezzanine debt intercreditor workouts and the establishment of mezzanine debt lending platforms. Jerry led a multidisciplinary Orrick team in one of the most sophisticated real estate debt transactions that was restructured in 2013, involving a series of complex transactions and multi-state litigation. Chambers USA and Legal 500 sources recognize Jerry as “a business man’s lawyer” and describe him as “focused, attentive and knowledgeable” and “able to get to the core of what is really at stake."
In addition, Jerry leads Orrick’s hospitality practice and advises global opportunity, hotel and pension funds and advisors in connection with the acquisition, repositioning and disposing of hotel portfolios throughout the United States. He advises on acquisitions, joint ventures, financing, rebranding, disposition and negotiation of hotel management agreements, shared services and amenities agreements, and franchise agreements, including termination of hotel management and franchise agreements involving brands such as Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, St. Regis, Renaissance, Luxury Collection, Westin, Kimpton and other Sheraton/Starwood brands.
Jerry's representative clients include Cisco Systems, Inc., Cornerstone Advisers LLC, JMA Ventures, LACERA, The Newhall Land and Farming Company, Walton Street Capital, and Westbrook Partners.
Before joining Orrick, Jerry was a partner with a magic circle firm and chairman of the real estate group of a prominent national law firm.
John Wang is a partner in the San Francisco office and a member of the Public Finance Department. John's practice includes serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter's counsel and borrower’s counsel on a wide variety of transactions. John was recently recognized as one of California's top 50 development lawyers by The Daily Journal.
John has significant experience with advising issuers, developers and underwriters on financings for higher education, utilities (including water, wastewater and energy facilities), solid waste disposal facilities (including waste-to-energy facilities) and 501(c)(3) corporations. He has experience advising clients in such financings in several states and territories, including California, Hawaii, Guam and Texas.
Lu (Echo) Wang, an associate in Orrick’s Shanghai office, is a member of the Corporate Group. Lu's practice focuses on advising clients on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and SEC compliance matters.
Beijing; Silicon Valley
Beijing; Silicon Valley
Dr. Xiang Wang is the Asia Managing Partner and the lead partner for Orrick’s China-related intellectual property practice; he spends his time between three offices: Shanghai, Silicon Valley and Beijing, where he is the administrative partner-in-charge. He assists local and foreign-based multinational companies with all aspects of their intellectual property rights in China, Hong Kong and the United States.
Xiang has extensive experience representing both foreign and Chinese companies protecting their R&D and IP in global markets, including IP litigation and arbitration, as well as product liability, FCPA and securities litigation in the United States and China.
Xiang has developed the region’s premier IP practice based on his reputation as one of the few IP lawyers who has a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering, a Chinese Certificate of Laws and admission to practice law in New York, Indiana and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Due to its success in patent disputes in both litigation and arbitration involving foreign companies in China, recently the Orrick China IP team was exclusively featured in a documentary film “Patent Wars” by the China Central Television (CCTV).
Xiang is highly regarded for his practical legal advice that results from more than 10 years of experience at medical and electronic device businesses before becoming a lawyer. He also has received four U.S. medical-technology patents in his name.
Catrina Wang is an associate in the New York office and a member of the Intellectual Property Group. Catrina has experience in a wide variety of matters, including patent and trade secrets litigation, ICC arbitration, USPTO post-grant proceedings, Federal Circuit appeals, and patent prosecution.
Catrina also has experience counseling clients in trademark and copyright matters.
Before law school, Catrina pursued a rigorous pre-medical course of study and conducted research in comparative genetics.