Chris Zochowski is a partner in Winston & Strawn LLP’s Washington, D.C. office and serves as co-chair of the firm’s M&A and Securities Practice and chair of the firm's Permanent Capital Solutions group. Mr. Zochowski is a general corporate practitioner who works extensively with both domestic and international clients with respect to:
- Mergers and acquisitions, including asset transactions, segment dispositions, reincorporation mergers,
proxy solicitations and issuer self-tender offers.
- Public and private securities transactions, including initial, follow-on and secondary public offerings,
shelf registrations, transactions for business development companies, special purpose acquisition
companies and permanent capital structures, 144A and Reg S transactions, public debt offerings and
offerings under medium-term note programs.
- Specialty finance transactions, including permanent capital transactions involving Business
Development Companies (BDCs), Permanent Capital Acquisition Partnerships (P/CAPs), Master Limited
Partnerships (MLPs), Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Special Purpose Acquisition Companies
(SPACs) and a variety of both public and private hybrid structures involving long-term or other
- Cross-border and domestic project and structured finance transactions involving a wide range of
energy technologies, including gas, coal, nuclear, geothermal, solar, wind and biomass.
- Debt restructurings, including consent solicitations and exchange offerings.
Mr. Zochowski has worked across a wide range of practice areas and industries, with a particular focus on the financial services, energy, automotive, and paper and packaging industries. He also has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating transactions on behalf of private equity and asset management clients, as well as in structuring and negotiating specialty finance transactions for sponsors in the public markets. In addition, Mr. Zochowski has advised clients on matters relating to: periodic reporting and disclosure requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; compliance with the rules and regulations of the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, the American Stock Exchange and the NASD; compliance with the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act (i.e. the Sarbanes-Oxley Act); Delaware corporate law matters; and other general corporate matters.