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About Jeris

Jeris Brunette focuses her practice on commercial lending and project finance in a variety of industries with an emphasis on the renewable energy sector. She advises, structures and negotiates a range of secured and unsecured financial transactions, including structuring and negotiating senior and subordinated debt financings, acquisition and project financings, structured financings, securitizations and physical and financial commodity hedges. Jeris’ clients include financial institutions, private equity funds and other energy-sector borrowers.

She has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States for Commercial Lending (2018) and Project Finance (2018). Jeris has also been named to list of Rising Stars by IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate Guide in Banking (2016-2018), as well as the New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Securities & Corporate Finance (2017-2018).

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

AP Energy Holdings Inc and South Field Energy LLC — $1.3 billion project financing and equity arrangements for the construction of the South Field Energy project, a 1,182 megawatt combined-cycle natural gas electric generating facility located near Wellsville, Ohio

Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank — as lead arranger, in the $4.65 billion financing of McDermott International, Inc.’s all-stock combination with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V., consisting of a $2.26 billion senior secured term loan facility, a $1.0 billion senior secured revolving credit facility and a $1.39 billion senior secured letter of credit facility

U.S. subsidiary of a major Chinese chemical company — project financing of the construction of a greenfield methanol plant in Louisiana

Crédit Agricole — secured $400 million first-out letter of credit facility and $300 million second-out term loan B for McDermott International, Inc. secured primarily by offshore drilling vessels, as lead arranger

Targa Resources Partners LP — $1.6 billion secured revolving credit facility, which included provisions for collateral and covenant fall-away upon achieving investment grade rating

Targa Resources Partners LP — $300 million accounts receivable securitization facility

Capital Dynamics — long-term project asset secured hedge enabling the project financing of the first phase of its 300 MW Green Pastures wind project in North Texas

Wind developer — two long-term project asset secured hedges enabling the project financing of two wind farms with an aggregate generation capacity of 400 MW

Société Générale — $2.9 billion secured commodity borrowing base revolving credit facility for Mercuria Energy Trading, as lead arranger

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. — $600 million revolving credit facility

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. — $160 million accounts receivable securitization with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Cloud Peak Energy Resources LLC — $75 million accounts receivable securitization facility

Multinational investment bank and financial services company — $3.5 billion unsecured revolving credit facility to Williams Partners L.P. in connection with its merger with Access Midstream Partners L.P.

Multinational investment bank and financial services company — $1.5 billion unsecured revolving credit facility to The Williams Companies, Inc.

Crédit Agricole — $950 million secured revolving credit facility for McDermott International, Inc., as lead arranger

Venoco, Inc. — financing of its going private transaction, including its $500 million reserve-based revolving credit facility and $215 million second lien term loan and its holding company’s $60 million notes offering and $255 million PIK-toggle high yield notes offering

Apache Corporation — $5 billion bridge loan to finance the acquisition of oil and gas assets from BP

Wind developer — long-term project asset secured hedge enabling the project financing of a wind farm with an aggregate generation capacity of approximately 200 MW

Macquarie Bank Limited — $30 million project financing of roof-top solar installations for Just Energy Group Inc.’s subsidiary, Hudson Solar

Independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company — receivables securitization program

Phillips 66 — $1.2 billion receivables securitization facility arranged by the Royal Bank of Canada in connection with the spin off from ConocoPhillips

El Paso Natural Gas Company, Colorado Interstate Gas Company, Southern Natural Gas Company, and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company — $140 million of wholesale accounts receivables programs with BNP Paribas under new accounting rules

Foreign bank — $35 million construction and project financing for a gas-to-liquids plant

Freeport Power Limited — $196 million first-lien financing of an approximately 440 MW rated gas-fired combined cycle power plant located on-site at Dow Chemical’s Oyster Creek chemical complex in Freeport, Texas

El Paso Corporation — $350 million term loan facility used to refinance its $1.65 billion construction financing

Société Générale — $77.5 million project financing of digital movie projectors, as lead arranger

Société Générale — $172.5 million project financing of digital movie projectors, as lead arranger

Credentials

Education

New York University School of Law,
J.D.
2008
New York University, College of Arts and Sciences,
Bachelor of Arts
2005
summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Languages

Russian
Spanish

News

News

New York Super Lawyers Recognizes 13 Bracewell Attorneys

September 13, 2018
Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters

Venoco $250 Million of New Financings

April 14, 2015
Global Legal Chronicle

Blogs

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

The Legal 500 United States
Commercial Lending: Advice to Borrowers, 2018; Commercial Lending: Advice to Lenders, 2018; Project Finance: Advice to Lender, 2018; Project Finance: Advice to Sponsor, 2018
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate Guide
Rising Star: Banking, 2016 - 2019; Finance, 2016
Thomson Reuters
New York Metro Super Lawyers
Rising Stars, 2017 - 2018

Events

Past Events

Bracewell Hosting WEN NYC Discussion Series

Bracewell LLP
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
United States

October 3, 2017