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Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1997, cum laude
Editor, Board of Editors of The Boston University Law Review
University of Michigan, B.A., 1993, with honors
Jeff Salinger heads the Environmental Practice Group. He advises on environmental matters arising in commercial transactions and serves regularly as lead environmental counsel to underwriters and issuers in securities offerings. Mr. Salinger has provided environmental counsel on hundreds of successfully consummated deals. Since 2008, Mr. Salinger has been recognized as a leader in his field by professional publications, including Super Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal, The International Who’s Who of Environment Lawyers. In addition, Chambers USA has consistently ranked Mr. Salinger as a top tier “Environmental: Mainly Transactional” attorney.
Mr. Salinger helps clients manage environmental risk in corporate and real estate transactions, coordinates environmental due diligence investigations and represents clients with contractual environmental claims. He also writes and speaks on climate change related risks and opportunities and provides counsel on related matters, including disclosure requirements and trends.
In 2003, Mr. Salinger was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the Council on the Environment of New York City. Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Mr. Salinger practiced environmental law in Massachusetts, where he focused on compliance, brownfields redevelopment and environmental litigation.
- DaimlerChrysler AG in its sale of an 80.1% interest in Chrysler Holding LLC to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.
- The Lead Arrangers in connection with (i) the $6.75 billion senior unsecured bridge financing for TXU Energy and (ii) the $4.5 billion senior unsecured bridge financing for TXU Corp., each of which were in respect of the acquisition of TXU Corp. by an investor group led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Texas Pacific Group and an affiliate of Goldman Sachs & Co.
- BE Aerospace in its $310 million acquisition of TSI Group, Inc.
- United States Department of Energy in connection with the issuance of a $197 million loan guarantee to SoloPower, Inc. in support of the construction and operation of state-of-the-art thin-film solar module manufacturing facilities at two sites in Portland, Oregon and an existing site in San Jose, California
- United State Department of Energy in connection with its conditional commitment of a $350 million loan guarantee to Great Basin Transmission, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of LS Power Associates, LP, to develop the One Nevada Transmission Line, also known as ON Line and Southwest Intertie Project-South (SWIP-S). The Nevada-based project will consist of the development of new transmission lines (and a substation) to deliver up to 600 MW of electricity, including from wind, geothermal, and solar sources, the integration of existing transmission systems, the improvement of grid reliability, and the reduction of power costs
- Deere & Company regarding environmental disclosure
- Continental AG, in its acquisition of the automotive parts division of Motorola
- ST Assembly Test Services Ltd., a Singapore public company, in its merger with California-based ChipPAC, Inc. Both companies test and package semiconductor chips. The combined entity has plants in Taiwan, China and South Korea
- Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. in lending $230 million to the mini-mill steel producer Steel Dynamics, Inc.
- Blue Pearl Mining in borrowing $402 million loan from UBS to purchase the Thompson Creek Metals Company. Thompson Creek operates molybdenum mines in the United States and Canada
Selected Professional & Business Activities
- Member, Council on the Environment of New York City
- Member, American Bar Association, Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law
- Member, New York Bar Association
- Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
- Speaker, Harvard Law School, November 10, 2004, “Violence Against Women as a Crime Against Humanity and The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: A Prosecutorial Assessment”
- “New York,” Brownfields: A Comprehensive Guide to Redeveloping Contaminated Property – 3rd Edition (2010), Published by the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, American Bar Association
- “New York,” Brownfields: A Comprehensive Guide to Redeveloping Contaminated Property – 2nd Edition (2001), Chapter 54, Published by the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, American Bar Association