With a focus on utilities and underwriters, Kimberly M. Reisler counsels clients on corporate and securities law. She represents clients on debt and equity transactions in both publicly registered and private Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings, including related exchange offers. She also advises utilities with ongoing disclosure needs under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and in negotiating credit facilities. Public utility systems also hire Kimberly for guidance on financing, reorganization, and disaggregation.
At her previous firm, Kimberly represented underwriters and utility companies with issuing mortgage securities, unsecured debt, hybrid preferred securities, and common and preferred stock. She also advised on issuing tax-exempt bonds relating to pollution control facilities and other conduit issuer arrangements.
Served as counsel to underwriters of $1.3 billion sale/leaseback debt financing.
Served as underwriters' counsel to US electric utilities in more than $8 billion of capital market equity and debt sales.
Served as counsel to the underwriters for an electric utility holding company's sale of $4 billion of senior notes.
Represented utility clients in credit financings of more than $20 billion.
Represented electric utilities in corporate restructuring transactions to separate along jurisdictional lines, change organizational form, and redomesticate.
Represented various electric utilities in sales of more than $20 billion of secured and unsecured debt, preferred equity instruments, tax-exempt bonds, and secured lease obligation bonds.
Princeton University, 1989, A.B., Cum Laude
University of Virginia School of Law, 1992, J.D.
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Finance: Capital markets: debt offerings, The Legal 500 US (2020, 2021)
Recommended, Energy: transactions: conventional power, The Legal 500 US (2020)
Band 1, Energy: Electricity (Finance), USA, Chambers Global (2020, 2021)
Band 1, Energy: Electricity (Finance), USA - Nationwide, Chambers USA (2019–2021)
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Energy/Projects: Power (including Renewables), Chambers USA (2018)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Energy, Law360 (2016)
Member, Energy Law Firm of the Year, US News & World Report/Best Lawyers (2015)