Marisa Stavenas is a Partner in the Firm’s corporate department. She represents both investment banking and corporate clients in a wide variety of domestic and international capital raising and restructuring transactions, including public and private sales of debt securities, tender offer and exchange offer transactions, offerings of common, convertible and preferred securities and initial public offerings, with an emphasis on high-yield debt and restructuring transactions. Ms. Stavenas also works with corporate issuers on an ongoing basis as designated underwriters’ counsel in connection with offerings by such issuers. In addition, Ms. Stavenas regularly advises corporate clients on securities laws, corporate governance and other general matters.
Ms. Stavenas has represented Hovnanian Enterprises in several financing transactions, including a series of restructuring transactions consisting of secured debt offerings, tender offers and an exchange offer. Other representative transactions include advising investment banking clients in secured debt offerings for GeoEye, Inc. and to finance The Reader’s Digest Association’s emergence from bankruptcy, securities offerings and tender offers for Owens-Illinois, debt offerings and a split-off transaction for Halliburton Company and the IPO of its subsidiary KBR and exchange offers for Domtar Corporation (cross-border) and WESCO International. Ms. Stavenas has also represented private equity firms in connection with financing transactions for leveraged buyouts.
Ms. Stavenas received her J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University School of Law in 1999. She received a B.S., magna cum laude, from Washington University in 1996.