Ralph’s experience included project finance and development, renewable energy project construction and term lending, tax equity financings, back-leverage financings, additional forms of secured lending, credit warehouses and securitizations, private placements and leasing. He also represented a variety of other business clients in myriad transactional matters.
In the energy sector, Ralph delivered veteran skill in negotiating the sophisticated and specialized project agreements that are inherent to energy projects, such as site control, power purchase, supply, and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), operations, and maintenance agreements. His former clients included sponsors, developers, traditional and alternative lenders, investors, tax equity investors, lessors, private equity firms, manufacturers, leasing companies, insurance companies, and government entities. Ralph also represented infrastructure facilities in solar, wind, biomass, hydro and other renewable energy projects.
Moreover, Ralph advised on equipment finance outside of the energy space. He has represented clients in and closed complex equipment-based finance matters, including aircraft and rolling stock financings, credit warehouses and operating lease term securitizations, transmission equipment financings, manufacturing equipment financings, and ECA-supported financings of transportation and power generation equipment.
In addition, Ralph counseled clients on a broad spectrum of leasing matters, including domestic and cross-border lease and leasehold financings, single investor lease financings, and leveraged, synthetic, terminal rental adjustment clause (TRAC) and operating leases. He has represented clients in various industries in secured privately placed or capital markets-funded financings, including lease receivable securitizations, leveraged financings, debtor-in-possession financings, whole loan sales, double-dip financings, lease portfolio transfers, workouts, ETC and EETC financings, 144A financings, and secured and unsecured private placements. Notably, he had experience with secondary market asset and tax equity trades and back-leveraging transactions.
Thoughtful and considerate, Ralph was appreciated by clients and colleagues alike for finding solutions to tough problems and for retaining a calm demeanor in difficult situations. Ralph was at his best when confronted with change, evolution and the implementation of novel strategies, which is a particularly important quality when advising on matters in renewable energy and other rapid growth markets.