The ACIC is pleased to introduce our new members since June 2018:
Paul Epstein is a partner in the Project Development & Finance practice of Shearman & Sterling. He focuses on complex financings, projects and acquisition matters in the infrastructure and energy sectors, both domestically and internationally. Paul represents lenders and issuers including corporations, insurance companies, funds, and other financial and public and private institutions, with a focus on private placements, bank financings and agency financings. Paul has extensive experience advising on projects procured on a public private partnership (P3) basis and frequently speaks and publishes regarding matters relevant to P3s.
Robert Freedman is one of the firm’s Energy Industry Leaders and a partner in the Project Development & Finance practice of Shearman & Sterling. He focuses on finance and development, asset acquisitions and dispositions, and complex work-outs and restructurings of infrastructure assets across the breadth of infrastructure sectors, including power, renewables and sustainable development, oil and gas, and transportation. On the finance side, Robert regularly represents investors in project finance private placements, particularly focused on the energy and infrastructure sectors. Robert’s clients include major corporations, private equity and other institutional investors and banks and others financial institutions.
Sam Gray is Counsel with State Farm. He practices in the Investments Unit of the State Farm Law Department, primarily on mortgage lending, private placements, and real estate investment transactions. Before joining State Farm, Sam practiced with a large law firm in Boston, Massachusetts, where he represented institutional investors in a wide variety of real estate transactions, including securitizations, senior and mezzanine financings, repurchase financing, joint ventures, bankruptcy and distressed asset transactions, acquisitions and dispositions. Sam obtained a B.A. in Accounting from Brigham Young University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Chiraag Kumar is a Senior Counsel in the Investments section of MetLife’s Law Department. Chiraag is responsible for advising on a wide range of domestic and international investments including energy and infrastructure financings, tax equity transactions, private equity investments and mezzanine lending. Chiraag received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and his B.A. from George Washington University.
Tammy Lam is an associate in the New York office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. She focuses her practice on private placement financings, project finance, and other secured and unsecured lending transactions, particularly in the energy and sports and entertainment industries. Tammy regularly represents domestic and international borrowers and lenders, including sponsors, guarantors and project companies, banks, insurance companies, institutional investors and other financial institutions on a wide variety of matters, including secured and unsecured bank financings, acquisition financings, investment grade financings, asset-based lending transactions, restructurings, and corporate offerings. Tammy received her J.D., cum laude, from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and her B.A. from New York University.
Vince Pelleriti is a partner in the Corporate Finance Department of Chapman and Cutler LLP with a focus in the areas of private placements, lending, leasing and equipment finance. Vince has extensive experience in representing insurance companies, banks, leasing companies, finance companies and other financial institutions in a wide variety of private placement, lending, equipment finance, leasing, and other financial transactions. His experience ranges from single lender unsecured loans to complicated multi-party secured transactions. Vince has experience in domestic and cross-border private placements and acting as debt counsel in U.S. and cross-border leveraged lease, single investor true lease, synthetic lease financings (including 97-10 construction financings) and capital lease financings of a broad range of assets.
Caroline Sandberg is a corporate finance partner in the New York office of Fried Frank. She focuses her practice on representing principal debt providers in making direct investments, as well as commercial and investment banks in arranging leveraged transactions. She has extensive experience in a variety of transactions types, including syndicated senior facilities, second lien facilities and mezzanine financings in connection with mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, recapitalizations and debt restructurings. She also represents private equity funds and corporate borrowers on a broad range of transactions, and is recognized by Legal 500 in Finance: Commercial Lending. Additionally, she is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, teaching a course in acquisition and corporate finance. Ms. Sandberg received her LLM degrees from Uppsala University School of Law in 2002 and Columbia Law School in 2006, and received her BS in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm University in 2004.
Mandeep Sidhu is a Vice President and Corporate Counsel in the Private Placements section of the Law Department of the Pricoa Capital Group. Mandeep is based in London where she primarily provides legal support to Pricoa Capital Group. She works on senior and subordinated debt and minority equity financings in the United Kingdom and across Europe. Prior to joining Pricoa, Mandeep was a managing associate at Linklaters LLP. She holds an LLB from the University of Southampton and is admitted in England and Wales.
Noelle H. Sproul is an Associate General Counsel at Nuveen, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TIAA. Noelle primarily represents Nuveen with respect to investment activity, including private placements, middle market debt, junior capital transactions and equity investments. Noelle also works on intercompany transactions between Nuveen and TIAA, responsible for documenting the legal transactions while also building relationships in support of the strategic priorities of TIAA and Nuveen. Prior to joining Nuveen, Noelle was a member in the Charlotte office of Moore &Van Allen, with experience representing banks, placement agents, issuers and borrowers in complex financial services transactions. Noelle received a B.S. in Communication Studies and Political Science from Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law.
Shannon Wolf is an associate in the Connecticut office of Bracewell LLP. She counsels clients in domestic and international restructuring and insolvency matters. Shannon represents debtors, creditors and ad hoc groups in connection with out-of-court workouts and Chapter 11 proceedings. Shannon’s experience includes representing clients in complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts, as well as regulatory enforcement defense and internal investigations for corporate and institutional clients. She received a B.A. from Western Connecticut State University and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Prior to joining Bracewell, Shannon served as a law clerk to the Honorable Peter W. Hall of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Stefan R. Underhill for the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.