Bob has been involved in asset-based financing for more than 40 years. He has negotiated and documented domestic and cross-border leveraged lease, partnership and secured loan transactions, as well as synthetic leases. The assets have varied from aircraft, railcars, satellites, vessels and containers to electric generating plants, hydro-electric facilities, renewable energy facilities, gas distribution network and waste water collection and transportation systems. The current focus of Bob's practice is on energy and infrastructure financings.

Representative Client Work

  • Represented SunGen Capital in financing a multi-state program for FHA PowerSaver home energy efficiency loans generated by AFC First Financial Corporation
  • Represented a developer in the sale of its interest in an Idaho wind power project to an affiliate of the Macquarie Group
  • Represented a financial advisor in the back-to-back sale of five solar facilities in Vermont
  • Represented SunEdison in a variety of sale/leaseback financings of solar projects throughout the U.S. involving diverse financings entities, such as Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and MetLife Capital
  • Represented a finance subsidiary of a utility company, as equity investor, in connection with a sale/leaseback of a 250 MW natural gas-fired electric generating facility in New York and a 440 MW lignite-fired electric generating facility in Mississippi
  • Represented a utility company, as lessee, in connection with sale/leasebacks of two coal-fired electric generating facilities in New York 
  • Represented a bank subsidiary, as equity investor, in connection with a sale/leaseback of a waste-to-energy incineration facility in Germany
  • Represented a developer in the financing of a gas-to-liquid facility located in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Represented a provider of financing in the structuring and implementation of a financing by a major Northeast city-sponsored, non-profit organization that created a program to significantly reduce energy and water use and carbon dioxide emissions

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Catholic University Columbus School of Law (Editor-in-Chief for the Catholic University Law Review)
  • B.E.E., Catholic University

Community Engagement

  • New York Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers’ 2017 New York Equipment Finance Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America (2009-2019)
  • New York Super Lawyers (2006)

Seminars & Presentations

  • "Outlook and Opportunities in Energy," ELA, Large Ticket Conference (2006)
  • "Leasing Due Diligence Questionnaire," ELA, Large Ticket Conference (2004)
  • "Equipment Leasing and Project Finance," A.L.I. - A.B.A. (1990 and 1992-1995)
  • "Aircraft Value Maintenance and Enhancement," Institute for International Research (1992)
  • "Maximizing Opportunities for FSC Expert Leasing in the '90's," FSC Leasing Conference (1991)
  • "Equipment Leasing and Project Finance," A.L.I.-A.B.A. (1990 and 1992-1995)
  • Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University, 1972-1976 

Practices

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