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About Todd

Todd has over 30 years of experience representing investment banks and public and private companies in capital markets transactions. He has successfully guided clients through more than 250 public offerings of investment grade and high-yield debt securities, preferred and common stock and other hybrid securities, most notably in the energy, technology and life science sectors. Todd also advises on project financings, private placements and strategic investments, as well as on corporate governance matters, including policies and strategies to respond to changes in regulation.

Todd is ranked Band 1 in Energy: Electricity (Finance) in both Chambers USA (2015–2019) and Chambers Global (2016–2019). He is also recognized in The Legal 500 United States for Energy: Transactions: Conventional Power (2019).


Recent Notable Matters

Underwriters for Evergy, Inc. Notes — $1.6 billion issuance of notes for this new parent company’s inaugural public offering

Underwriters — inaugural public offering by Evergy, Inc. of $1.6 billion of its notes in September 2019

Underwriters — public offering by Westar Energy, Inc. of $300 million of its first mortgage bonds in August 2019*

Underwriters/agents — public offering by Spire Inc. of $250 million of depositary shares representing its perpetual preferred stock in May 2019, as well as the ongoing at-the-market offering of its common stock*

Textron Inc. — public offering of $300 million of its notes in May 2019*

Underwriters — public offering by Kansas City Power & Light Company of $400 million of its first mortgage bonds in March 2019*

Midwest Fertilizer Company LLC — ongoing development efforts to secure permanent financing for the construction of an approximately $2 billion fertilizer project in southwestern Indiana, including on offerings and remarketings of $1.259 billion of tax-exempt bonds*



Columbia University School of Law,
University of Minnesota,
summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York




Chambers Global
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity, 2007; Energy: Electricity (Finance), 2016–2019
Chambers USA
Nationwide Capital Markets: Debt & Equity, 2007; Nationwide Energy: Electricity (Finance), 2015–2019
The Legal 500 United States
Energy: Transactions: Conventional Power (2019)
Woodward/White, Inc.
Best Lawyers
Corporate Law, 2005–2020