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Jeris Diana Brunette
Associate
P: +1.212.508.6183
F: +1.212.508.6101

Terry Morris

+1.212.402.8471

Jeris Diana Brunette focuses her practice on commercial lending and project finance in a variety of industries with an emphasis on the renewable energy sector. Ms. Brunette 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.  Her clients include financial institutions, private equity funds and other energy-sector borrowers.

Representative Matters

Finance
Citigroup, in a $3.5 billion unsecured revolving credit facility to Williams Partners L.P. in connection with its merger with Access Midstream Partners L.P., 2015.

Citigroup, in a $1.5 billion unsecured revolving credit facility to The Williams Companies, Inc., 2015.

Crédit Agricole, as lead arranger in a 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, 2014.

Ferrellgas, L.P., in its $600 million revolving credit facility, 2014.

Crédit Agricole, as lead arranger in its $950 million secured revolving credit facility for McDermott International, Inc., 2010-2013.

Société Générale, as lead arranger in its $2.9 billion secured commodity borrowing base revolving credit facility for Mercuria Energy Trading, 2014.

Venoco, Inc., in the financing of its going private transaction, including its $500 million revolving credit facility and $215 million second lien term loan, 2012.

Bank of America, N.A., in its $180 term loan facility and $250 revolving credit facility to Susser Petroleum Partners LP, a newly formed master limited partnership, 2012.

El Paso Corporation, in its $1.25 billion corporate credit facility, 2011-2012.

El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P., in its $750 million credit facility, 2011-2012.

El Paso Exploration and Production Company, in its $1 billion oil and gas revolving credit facility, 2011-2012.

Apache Corp., in a $5 billion bridge loan to finance the acquisition of oil and gas assets from BP, 2010.

Renewables Structured/Project Finance
Capital Dynamics, on its 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, 2014.

 A wind developer, in two long-term project asset secured hedges enabling the project financing of two wind farms with an aggregate generation capacity of 400 MW, 2013-2014.

A wind developer, in its long-term project asset secured hedge enabling the project financing of a wind farm with an aggregate generation capacity of approximately 200 MW, 2014.

Macquarie Bank Limited, in its $30 million project financing of roof top solar installations for Just Energy Group Inc.'s subsidiary, Hudson Solar, 2012-2013.

Receivables Securitization
Cloud Peak Energy Resources LLC, in its $75 million accounts receivable securitization facility, 2015.

Noble Americas Energy Solutions LLC, in its receivables securitization program, 2013-2014.

Targa Resources Partners LP, in its $300 million accounts receivable securitization facility, 2012-2014.

Phillips 66, in its $1.2 billion receivables securitization facility arranged by the Royal Bank of Canada in connection with the spin off from ConocoPhillips, 2012-2013.

Ferrellgas L.P., in its $160 million accounts receivable securitization with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2010-2012.

El Paso Natural Gas Company, Colorado Interstate Gas Company, Southern Natural Gas Company, and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company in $140 million of wholesale accounts receivables programs with BNP Paribas under new accounting rules, 2010-2012.

Other Structured and Project Finance
A foreign bank in its $35 million construction and project financing for a gas-to-liquids plant, 2014.

Freeport Power Limited, in its $196 million first-lien financing of an approximately 440 megawatt rated gas-fired combined cycle power plant located on-site at Dow Chemical’s Oyster Creek chemical complex in Freeport, Texas, 2014.

Ruby Pipeline, LLC, in its $350 million term loan facility used to refinance its $1.65 billion construction financing, 2012.

Société Générale, as lead arranger in a $77.5 million project financing of digital movie projectors, 2011-2013.

Société Générale, as lead arranger in a $172.5 million project financing of digital movie projectors, 2013.

US fund manager in the monetization of its European subsidiaries' servicing rights, 2010.

Education

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

Bar Admissions

New York
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Noteworthy

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate Guide, Rising Star, Banking, Finance, 2016-2017