Sony Ben-Moshe

  • Partner
  • Esony.ben-moshe@lw.com
  • 12670 High Bluff Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92130
  • USA
  • T +1.858.523.5400
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Profile

Sony Ben-Moshe is Co-Chair of the firm's Gaming and Hospitality Practice and Latin America Practice, and a member of the Finance Department of the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Ben-Moshe has significant experience representing clients in financings, acquisitions, and formation of joint ventures in the United States and abroad, including in Latin America. His experience includes:

  • The structuring, documentation, and negotiation of financing arrangements for leveraged and secured financing transactions, including LBOs
  • Representation of issuers and underwriters in connection with 144A offerings and private placements of debt instruments
  • Representation of various parties in connection with the formation of joint ventures
  • Development and financing of greenfield construction projects

Mr. Ben-Moshe has been recognized as a leading lawyer in:

  • Chambers USA for his work in Gaming & Hospitality
  • The Legal 500 Latin America for his work in Banking and Finance
  • The Legal 500 USA for his work in Real Estate and in Latin America    
  • IFLR100 Energy and Infrastructure: Latin America    
  • San Diego Daily Transcript as a Top Attorney for Real Estate & Construction
  • California Law Business previously named him one of the Top 20 California lawyers under age 40

Experience

Mr. Ben-Moshe's experience includes the representations of issuers and underwriters in connection with:

  • US$5.5 billion in senior secured financing in connection with the spin-off of MGM Growth Properties from MGM Resorts International
  • US$540 million in senior secured facilities for US Ecology, Inc.
  • US$2.4 billion in senior secured financing for Red Rock Resorts
  • US$400 million senior secured credit facilities for Omnicell, Inc., in connection with its acquisition of Aesynt Holdings
  • Over US$5 billion in corporate credit facilities for Sempra Energy and its subsidiaries
  • Sempra Energy in connection with various acquisitions of renewable energy projects
  • US$550 million acquisition financing provided to Otter Products, LLC in its acquisition of LifeProof
  • Over US$4 billion in senior secured credit facilities and senior unsecured notes for Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. and Penn National Gaming, Inc., in connection with the Opco-Propco separation of these companies
  • Various note offerings for Hudson Pacific Properties in excess of US$500 million
  • Senior secured credit facilities and note offerings for Store Capital Corporation
  • American Assets Trust in connection with its corporate credit facilities
  • US$433 million in senior secured facilities for the Cowlitz Development Authority
  • US$885 million in senior secured facilities and US$300 million in senior unsecured notes for Pinnacle Entertainment
  • US$850 million construction financing and $450 million in senior secured refinancing credit facilities for the Graton Economic Development Authority
  • Sempra Energy in connection with the development of a wind farm in Baja California, Mexico
  • US$1.3 billion senior secured facilities provided to Bally Technologies, Inc.
  • Sempra Energy in connection with the development and construction of liquefied natural projects in the United States and Mexico
  • Major oil and gas companies in connection with various crude oil projects in Latin America
  • US$500 million senior secured credit facility and unsecured notes offering for Seneca Gaming Corporation
  • US$1.5 billion senior secured financing and unsecured notes for Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
  • US$1.05 billion senior secured financing for Jack Entertainment
  • Over US$3 billion in senior secured facilities and notes for Wynn Las Vegas and Wynn Macau
  • US$450 million in senior secured facilities for Greenwood Racing, Inc.

Thought Leadership

  • Financing the Nuclear Renaissance: The Benefits and Potential Pitfalls of Federal & State Government Subsidies and the Future of Nuclear Power in California -  December 1, 2009
Mr. Ben-Moshe is “highly recommended by clients who say ‘he offers commercial, sound solutions, and he's very good at the real estate part of the work’.”Chambers USA 2012
Bar Qualification
  • California
Education
  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 1994
    Order of the Coif
  • BBA, University of San Diego, 1990
    summa cum laude
Industries
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure
  • REITs
Languages
  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
Practices
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Real Estate
  • Banking
  • Latin America Practice
  • Israel Practice