Thomas Chadbourne founded the firm in New York in 1902, and it has since then led countless groundbreaking deals and cases across the country. Within the United States, Chadbourne offers a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, project finance, corporate finance, energy, telecommunications, products liability litigation, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, white collar defense, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters.
Chadbourne “combines excellent business acumen with targeted advice and deep insight.” — The Legal 500 United States
“Americas Deal of the Year”: Sabine Pass Liquefaction Trains Three and Four
Chadbourne represented the lenders in connection with the US$6 billion Phase II financing of the US$12 billion, four-train Sabine Pass LNG liquefaction and export project, located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The financing won Project Finance International’s (PFI) “Americas Deal of the Year” award in 2013. Chadbourne also represented the lenders in connection with the US$3.6 billion Phase I financing for the first two LNG trains, which won PFI’s “Americas Deal of the Year” the previous year, as well as Project Finance magazine’s “Overall North America Deal of the Year.” The LNG export project in Louisiana is the world’s first LNG terminal able to import and regasify LNG and liquefy and export natural gas.
Residential Capital Chapter 11 Examiner
Chadbourne represented former Chief Bankruptcy Judge (SDNY) Arthur Gonzalez as the court-appointed examiner to conduct the massive investigation in the Chapter 11 case of this mortgage lending unit of Ally Financial Inc. Chadbourne conducted a ten-month investigation and wrote a comprehensive 2,200-page report that facilitated a global settlement that provided US$2.1 billion to the estate and resolved disputes between creditors, the estate, the parent companies and numerous third parties.
A Significant Victory Against Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball
Chadbourne obtained a significant victory for Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) in its dispute with the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball (MLB). A New York court granted MASN’s motion for a preliminary injunction enjoining the Nationals and MLB from taking any steps to terminate MASN’s contractual right to telecast Nationals games.
Chadbourne Represents US Department of Energy in US$8.3 Billion Financing of Nuclear Facility
Chadbourne represented the US Department of Energy in connection with its issuance of loan guarantees for up to US$6.5 billion in loans to finance the construction of shares of the 2,200 MW expansion of an electric generating plant. The plant is the first new nuclear power facility to be constructed in the US in more than 30 years.