Paul Weiss

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
212-373-3085 (direct)
212-492-0085 (direct fax)
212-373-3000 (firm)
212-757-3990 (firm fax)


A partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Capital Markets and Securities Group, Tracey focuses her practice on a wide range of transactions representing issuers, underwriters and investors in connection with public and private offerings and investments.


Tracey has broad experience in representing companies and major investment banks in connection with a wide range of registered public offerings, including initial public offerings and debt and equity offerings, as well as in connection with private transactions, including convertible offerings, PIPE transactions, registered direct offerings and early stage investments. She also routinely advises strategic and financial investors in connection with control and non-control investments in public and private companies.

Tracey has significant expertise in connection with debt restructuring transactions. She has represented a number of clients in structuring and negotiating spin-off transactions, exchange offers and tender offers.

Her experience includes:

  • Apollo Global Management and its portfolio companies in connection with various matters including:
    • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in its $3.03 billion acquisition of Prestige Cruises International;
    • Apollo in connection with its $1.8 billion acquisition of certain assets of Encana Corporation to form Jupiter Resources Inc.; and
    • various private investments in convertible and non-convertible securities for a number of public and private companies.
  • An emerging growth company in connection with its initial public offering. (pending)
  • Citigroup Global Markets  and the several underwriters in connection with various matters, including:
    • an initial public offering for an emerging growth company (pending); and
    • the $380 million initial public offering of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
  • Stephens Inc. and the several underwriters in connection with various matters, including the initial public offering of a restaurant chain.
  • Intermedia Partners in connection with various matters, including the creation of Hemisphere Media Group and the merger of Intermedia Outdoor Holdings, LLC with Outdoor Channel Holdings Inc. (terminated)
  • Centerbridge Partners in connection with various matters, including in connection with its acquisition of a controlling stake in a private company.
  • American Media Inc. in connection with various financing and corporate matters.
  • Hemisphere Media Group in connection with its $400 million initial public offering.
  • A Canadian sub-arctic cable partnership in connection with its sale of a controlling stake to a U.S. private equity firm.
  • The underwriters in connection with various Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings and related matters for DIRECTV.
  • Chatham Asset Management in connection with its acquisition of American Media Inc.
  • Ad hoc groups of lenders  in connection with various restructuring matters including the restructuring of:
    • American Media Inc.
    • U.K.-based Ceva Group PLC
    • Dune Energy
    • Eagle Bulk Shipping
    • Exide Technologies
    • Platinum Energy Solutions
    • Revel Casino
    • U.S. Concrete
  • The bondholders of CIT Group in the first successful bankruptcy of a bank holding company and the largest prepackaged bankruptcy ever completed, including a prepackaged reorganization plan to restructure approximately $33 billion of debt, which included approximately $30.2 billion of high yield notes.
  • Automated Healthcare Inc. in connection with an investment by ABRY Partners.
  • Major League Baseball in connection with various matters.
  • Citigroup Global Markets and Stephens Inc. in connection with a number of pre IPO, private placement, registered direct and PIPESs offerings.

She also routinely advises on corporate governance and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance matters, including advice in connection with disclosure obligations as well as NASDAQ and NYSE matters.

She is also recognized as a leading capital markets lawyer in the United States by The Legal 500.



  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1997
    magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1994
    magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York

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