William J. Miller

William J. Miller

William J. Miller

Partner

212.701.3836 Phone vCard
212.378.2500 Fax
wmiller@cahill.com

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
80 Pine Street
New York, NY 10005-1702

Practices

Education

  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1993
  • Yale University, M.A., 1996
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1999, Managing Editor, Fordham Urban Law Journal
  • Admission

    • New York

William J. Miller, a member of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's corporate practice group, represents leading investment banking firms, commercial banks and public and private corporations. He focuses his practice on leveraged finance transactions involving high yield debt securities, syndicated institutional loans, asset based loans and equity securities. Bill works on both the bank and high yield bond sides of acquisition financings, as well as initial public and follow-on equity offerings.

Bill has represented the financing sources in a number of recent acquisitions including American Traffic Solutions, DAE, Eldorado Resorts, The Stars Group, Gaming and Leisure Properties, and Equinix, the completed leveraged buyouts of Albertson’s, David’s Bridal, Hard Rock Entertainment, and several of the landmark acquisitions of the LBO boom, including HCA, Clear Channel, Home Depot Supply, Ryerson, VWR International and Intelsat.

Bill is consistently named among the top lawyers for finance transactions by Chambers USAChambers Global, the International Financial Law Review (ILFR1000) and The Legal 500.

Selected Matters:
  • Representation of the underwriters, initial purchasers and lead arrangers in connection with the secured and unsecured debt financing for The Stars Group Inc. to finance the acquisition of Sky Betting & Gaming.
  • Representation of the underwriters in $2 billion public offering of senior notes by HCA Inc.
  • Representation of the underwriters in $1.1 billion high yield bond offering for Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. to finance the acquisition of certain real estate assets from Tropicana Entertainment Inc. as well as certain real estate assets from Penn National Gaming, Inc.
  • Representation of lead underwriters in initial public offerings for Keane Group, HCA, Nielsen Holdings, VWR Corporation, Ryerson, Townsquare Media, Envision Healthcare, Caesars Entertainment Operating Company and Berry Plastics Group, among others. 
  • Representation of the lead arrangers and initial purchasers in connection with $3 billion of secured and unsecured debt financing for Husky International.
  • Representation of the lead arrangers and initial purchasers in connection with $1.115 billion of secured and unsecured debt financing for American Traffic Solutions, Inc. to finance the acquisition of Highway Toll Administration, LLC.
  • Representation of the initial purchasers in connection with the issuance of $2.3 billion of high yield notes to finance an acquisition for DAE Funding LLC.
  • Representation of J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. as underwriters in connection with their equity distribution agreement with Lamar Advertising Company.
  • Representation of the underwriters in $2.18 billion common stock offering for Equinix, Inc. to finance the acquisition of the colocation services business of Verizon Communications Inc.
  • Representation of the underwriters in connection with the issuance of $1.2 billion of high yield notes to finance the acquisition of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group by the Hertz Corporation.