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Real Estate Investment Funds

In the United States, we have developed a robust fund formation platform drawing from our market-leading Real Estate practice and experienced Fund Formation network as well as longtime relationships with fund managers and sponsors.  We offer an international team that has worked on behalf of real estate and other private equity funds targeting investments in the United States, Mexico, Peru, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Israel, Japan, China, India and Russia. Our clients include the leading international investment funds, fund sponsors, real estate advisors, developers, public ...

Municipal Restructuring and Insolvency

In addition, reliable access to capital has been interrupted in recent years by unprecedented turmoil and change in the bond market and the near disappearance of the bond insurance industry. Rising pension and post-employment benefits costs combined with a generally flat or only slightly increasing revenue picture have been significant challenges for many communities. Credit deterioration, on the part of both municipalities and financial counterparties, has caused some transactions, particularly those involving variable rate debt and/or interest rate swaps, to unravel. In the face of these ...

Corporate Tax

Tax Department lawyers have been involved in domestic and international transactions involving purchases and acquisitions, business combinations and divestitures, corporate restructuring such as recapitalizations, multi-tier spin-offs and split-offs and hybrid entities, and innovative transactions involving the consolidated return regulations. Orrick’s Tax Department offers services to address clients’ corporate tax needs in: Asset-based Securitizations Compensation and Option Plans Consolidated Return Regulations Corporate Restructuring Cross-border Transactions ...

Renewable Energy

Our Renewable Energy team is a global market leader. We’ve been working on renewables projects for almost 40 years, and today our team works across more than 25 Orrick offices on four continents, representing prominent industry participants in virtually every sector of the industry, including solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, hydro, landfill gas and storage. Our team members not only understand the legal aspects of renewable energy transactions, but we are intimately familiar with the key commercial issues that drive our clients’ businesses and success. For this reason, the most successful ...

COVID-19 Update for Energy and Infrastructure Companies and Projects

by Les Sherman and John Donaleski | April.01.2020

The new coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic has now impacted nearly every business across the world, and poses numerous issues for companies and projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors, as well as their investors and lenders.  The Orrick team has been tracking these market developments closely, and set forth below is our current analysis of the state of the market on key COVID-19 issues presently impacting energy and infrastructure companies, projects, and transactions.

International Trade & Compliance

Major companies such as General Electric, Intel and Marathon Oil commonly rely on us to help them overcome the most challenging barriers to cross-border business. We’ve counseled global financial institutions on how to comply with U.S. and EU economic sanctions against Russia. We’ve obtained national security clearance in one of the few CFIUS cases that has gone to the President for approval. We’ve resolved compliance and government affairs challenges related to trade in security-sensitive electronics products. We’ve advanced the interests of some of the largest industrial businesses in ...

President Trump Orders Divestment of U.S. Company; CFIUS Clears Semiconductor Transaction

by Harry Clark, Jeanine P. McGuinness and Gregory I. Hume | March.13.2020

It has been an active last week in the world of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”). In addition to CFIUS’s publication of proposed regulations that would impose filing fees for parties’ submission of notices of transactions to CFIUS, President Trump exercised rarely-used authority under the CFIUS authorizing statute to formally instruct a Chinese company to divest its interest in a U.S. company; and separately, CFIUS cleared an acquisition of a U.S. semiconductor company by a German company with connections to China.

3D Printing

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, makes objects by joining materials layer by layer based on a digital 3D model. Many different types of 3D printing technology exist, including material extrusion, stereolithography, and selective laser sintering. The 3D printing market is growing rapidly, as is the development and refinement of new 3D printing technologies. Our Team Our lawyers Vann Pearce and Chris Higgins possess deep insight into the 3D printing industry’s intersection with intellectual property. Vann and Chris have been featured speakers at 3D printing conferences in the U.S. and ...

Mortgage-Related Securities

Since the onset of the financial crisis, we have taken a leadership role advising on innovative transactions that are set to become templates for the future of the industry, including our representation of Redwood Trust in all of its pioneering public offerings of private-label MBS.

We serve as counsel in public and private RMBS and resecuritization transactions. Our experience includes:

  • single-family residential mortgage loans
  • commercial mortgage loans
  • multifamily mortgage loans
  • home equity loans
  • revolving lines of credit
  • revolving manufactured housing contracts