Paul Weiss

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New York, NY 10019-6064
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A partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Capital Markets and Securities Group, Lawrence G. Wee focuses on capital markets and finance transactions and securities regulation. Larry is recognized by The Legal 500 as a leading capital markets lawyer.


Larry's practice includes public and private equity offerings, high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings, convertible debt offerings and offerings of asset-backed securities. He also represents public companies in connection with their ongoing securities law and corporate governance matters and advises in connection with public mergers and acquisitions transactions. Larry also has extensive experience in debt consent solicitations, debt restructurings and exchange offers.

His representations include:

  • Kate Spade & Company (f/k/a Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. and Liz Claiborne, Inc.) in connection with its dispositions of its Lucky Brand Dungarees, Juicy Couture, MEXX and Liz Claiborne businesses, a $400 million senior secured term loan facility and a $200 million asset-based revolving loan facility, issuances of $372 million of senior secured notes secured by its principal trademarks and a $90 million convertible notes offering;
  • Star Bulk Carriers Corp. in a proposed $2.0 billion shelf-registered public offering of securities and Oceanbulk Carriers in its $920 million merger with Star Bulk;
  • Taylor Morrison Home Corporation in its $680 million initial public offering, a series of Rule 144A/Regulation S issuances of senior unsecured high-yield notes by its indirect subsidiaries totaling over $1.5 billion and a $400 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility for its operating subsidiaries;
  • Resolute Forest Products, Inc. in its Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $600 million of senior unsecured high-yield notes, its registered exchange offer of its common stock made in connection with a hostile takeover of Fibrek, Inc., an up to $500 million issuance of senior subordinated convertible notes in a rights offering and an $850 million issuance of senior secured notes as part of its U.S. and Canadian plans of reorganization;
  • Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. in its initial public offering and two follow-on public offerings totaling more than $275 million of proceeds and its Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $375 million of senior secured notes;
  • A radiation oncology services provider in its Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings of $350 million of senior secured notes and its senior secured revolving credit facility;
  • A national quick-service restaurant company in its $1.0 billion whole-business securitization;
  • Revlon Consumer Products Corporation in its Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $500 million of senior unsecured notes;
  • A regional cable company in its Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings of an aggregate of $275 million of senior notes to finance a buyout by affiliates of Oak Hill Capital Partners and GI International L.P. and a subsequent $175 million offering of holding company PIK/Toggle senior notes;
  • AMG, N.V. in connection with various public and private securities offerings and restructurings and its $300 million senior secured credit facility and $60 million add-on facility;
  • Harland Clarke Holdings Corp. in its Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings of a total of $285 million of senior secured notes;
  • Tekni-Plex, Inc. in its Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $480 million of senior secured notes;
  • A U.S. paper company in its Rule 144A/Regulation S issuance of $345 million of senior secured notes and a related tender offer for existing indebtedness;
  • The bondholders of Charter Communications, Inc. in connection with their acquisition of $1.77 billion of new senior notes in Charter's chapter 11 plan of reorganization;
  • The bondholder committee in the $27 billion exchange offer by General Motors Corp. and the related chapter 11 plan of reorganization;  and
  • The bondholder committee in the $28.5 billion exchange offer by GMAC LLC.

Larry's public company clients include Kate Spade & CompanyMovado Group, Inc.Star Bulk Carriers Corp.Taylor Morrison Home CorporationGlobal Brass and Copper Holdings and Emmis Communications Corporation.  Larry also represents private equity and other funds in leveraged buyouts, including affiliates of Oaktree Capital ManagementMacAndrews & ForbesKPS Capital Partners and Oak Hill Capital Partners.

Larry has also represented the Credit Roundtable, an association of large institutional fixed income managers, including investment advisors, insurance companies, pension funds and mutual funds, in connection with its efforts to improve the regulatory environment and market practices with respect to debt tender and exchange offers and consent solicitations. Larry is a Co-Chair of the Corporate Law Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of New York and is also a member of the Board of Regents of Trinity International University.

Larry is the author of "An Illustrated Guide to High-Yield Debt Standard Covenants" which he has presented at the Practising Law Institute's "Understanding the Securities Laws" program.



  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1994
    cum laude
  • B.A., Yale College, 1991
    summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York

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Related Resources

Sep 04, 2015 | Events

Lawrence Wee to Moderate Panel at Asian American Bar Association Event 

Apr 16, 2015 | News

Taylor Morrison Closes Senior Notes Offering

Mar 02, 2015 | News

Oaktree Affiliates to Acquire Pulse Electronics

Feb 10, 2015 | Videos

Five Business Day Tender Offers: SEC No-Action Letter of January 23, 2015

Feb 04, 2015 | News

Guggenheim Securities Acts as Initial Purchaser in $2.6 Billion Dunkin’ Brands Securitization

Jan 30, 2015 | News

Credit Roundtable Helps Change SEC Rules on Debt Tender Offers

Jan 25, 2015 | Publications

SEC Grants No-Action Relief Permitting Five Business Day Debt Tender Offers

Dec 16, 2014 | News

Taylor Morrison Announces Agreement to Sell Canadian Business to Mattamy Homes

Oct 07, 2014 | News

Paul, Weiss Represents Guggenheim Securities in Whole-Business Securitization

Sep 30, 2014 | News

Grain Capital Announces $196.545 Million Securitization of Wireless Spectrum Assets

Sep 18, 2014 | News

SAP to Acquire Concur Technologies

Aug 19, 2014 | News

Star Bulk to Acquire Excel Maritime Fleet

Jun 16, 2014 | News

Star Bulk and OceanBulk to Create the Largest U.S. Listed Dry Bulk Company

Feb 13, 2014 | News

Time Warner Cable to Merge with Comcast in $45 Billion Deal

Feb 03, 2014 | News

GMX Resources Successfully Emerges From Bankruptcy

Feb 04, 2014 | News

Fifth & Pacific Completes Sale of Lucky Brand to Leonard Green & Partners

Dec 10, 2013 | News

Fifth & Pacific Announces Sale of Lucky Brand to Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.

Sep 30, 2013 | News

Grain Spectrum Funding Announces $330 Million Securitization of Wireless Spectrum Assets

Jun 06, 2013 | News

Vantage Oncology Closes Notes Offering

May 29, 2013 | News

Global Brass Closes IPO

May 16, 2013 | News

Elliott Management and Hess Settle Proxy Battle

May 09, 2013 | News

Resolute Forest Products Completes $600 Million High Yield Notes Offering

May 01, 2013 | News

Tekni-Plex Enters into $100 Million Term Loan Facility

May 01, 2013 | News

Liberty Media Completes Acquisition of 27% Stake in Charter Communications for $2.6 Billion

Apr 12, 2013 | News

Taylor Morrison Completes IPO and Two Other Transactions

Mar 19, 2013 | News

Liberty Media to Acquire 27% Stake in Charter Communications for $2.6 Billion

Jan 16, 2013 | News

Silver Standard Closes $250 Million Notes Offering

Nov 05, 2012 | News

Fairway Outdoor Advertising Completes $257 Million Offering

Oct 01, 2012 | News

TowerCo Completes Sale to SBA and Launches Secondary Offering of SBA Stock

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Mar 15, 2012

The American Lawyer Highlights Paul, Weiss Transactions

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