William J. Miller

William J. Miller

William J. Miller


212.701.3836 Phone vCard
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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
80 Pine Street
New York, NY 10005-1702



  • 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 is a member of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's corporate practice group.

Bill represents leading investment banking firms, commercial banks and public and private corporations with a focus on leveraged finance transactions involving high yield debt securities, syndicated institutional loans and 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’s work has been recognized by Law360 who named him to their "Rising Legal Stars Under 40" list of leading corporate finance lawyers under the age of 40 in 2010, and he is consistently named among the top lawyers for finance transactions by Chambers USAChambers Global, the International Financial Law Review and The Legal 500.

Bill has represented the financing sources in a number of recent acquisitions and spin-offs, including the successful spin-off of The Home Shopping Network and Verizon's Northern New England Telecommunication business, and the completed leveraged buyouts of Albertson’s, David’s Bridal, Caesars Entertainment, The Tribune Company, 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 has advised Elan Corporation plc (NYSE: ELN) and Icon plc (Nasdaq: ICLR) in acquisitions and equity offerings as well as Foresight Energy Partners in its initial public offering and Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund in acquisitions and financings.

Selected Matters:
  • Representation of lead underwriters in initial public offerings for HCA, Nielsen Holdings, VWR Corporation, Ryerson, Townsquare Media, Envision Healthcare, Caesars Entertainment Operating Company and Berry Plastics Group, among others. 
  • Representation of Banc of America Securities, Deutsche Bank Securities and other investment banks in connection with financings for Freedom Group Inc.
  • Representation of Citigroup and Banc of America Securities as dealer managers in connection with a private exchange offer by Caesars of senior secured notes for outstanding notes of Caesars.
  • Representation of Barclays, Deutsche Bank Securities and BofA Merrill Lynch 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.
  • Representation of Citi, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and other investment banks in connection with the issuance of over $2 billion of high yield notes to finance the acquisition of Clear Channel Communications by Bain and THLee.
  • Representation of Credit Suisse Securities, Banc of America and Morgan Stanley in connection with amendments to senior secured credit facilities and the issuance of over $5 billion of high yield notes and related backstop facilities to finance the acquisition of Intelsat Ltd. by BC Partners.
  • Representation of Ares Corporate Opportunities Funds in connection with acquisitions of control and investments in AmeriQual LLC and related acquisition bank, bond and equity financings.
  • Representation of Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America and Citi in connection with the $13 billion privatization of The Tribune Company.

Bill has practiced at Cahill since graduation from Fordham Law School in 1999, where he served as Managing Editor of the Urban Law Journal (1998-99). He holds an M.A. from Yale University and a B.A. from College of the Holy Cross. Bill is admitted to practice in New York.