Our Finance Group lawyers provide comprehensive legal services to support the finance-related needs of our private and public sector clients nationwide. We routinely handle sophisticated commercial lending transactions, litigation, regulatory matters, securities matters, as well as workouts and bankruptcies. Our clients include banks and their special finance and merchant banking affiliates, insurance companies, financial subsidiaries of major industrial corporations, mortgage companies and other financial service providers.
Our Public Finance Group lawyers provide comprehensive legal services to state and local governments, government authorities, issuers, underwriters, borrowers, corporate trustees, investors, banks, and mutual fund clients.
We provide a full range of financial services, including:
Our finance team includes partners with decades of experience serving clients as to all of their finance-related goals and objectives. Robinson+Cole was one of the first nationally recognized bond counsel firms in the country and has provided comprehensive legal services in municipal finance transactions for more than 30 years. We have extensive experience dealing with state and federal regulators. Our lawyers have written regularly about financial matters, with their work appearing in publications such as The National Law Journal, Real Estate Finance Journal, National Mortgage News, and more. They have garnered recognition for their work, including being listed in The Best Lawyers in America© and Super Lawyers.
Represented administrative agent and syndicate of lenders in connection with $200 million revolving and term-loan facility to fund a "going private" transaction, a dissenting shareholder reserve and working capital needs, secured by real property located throughout the United States and a blanket lien on all other assets.
Drafted new insurance reinvestment fund tax legislation in Connecticut and represented a group of venture capital partnerships in establishing an insurance reinvestment fund approved by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development to channel investments by insurance companies into start-up or emerging businesses in Connecticut. These types of funds exist in some other states and are commonly referred to as Capco Funds.
Represented an institutional lender providing a $22 million construction loan to an affiliated group of borrowers to fund the construction costs associated with the design, procurement, and installation of 26 MW commercial rooftop solar array projects for two Fortune 50 companies to be located on 60 commercial buildings in four states and secured by all assets of the borrowers. We advised on respective rights under all contracts with equipment procurement contractors (EPCs), power purchase agreements, renewable energy certificates, agreements relating to federal investment tax credits, interconnection agreements, and maintenance agreements. The contemplated refinancing of this transaction involved the placement of permanent senior loan financing from an institutional lender, a tax credit equity investment (in the form of a "partnership flip," which involved the creation of special purpose entities) from an institutional investor, and the associated intercreditor, interparty, and other related third-party issues.
Represented a housing authority as bond counsel in the issuance of five series of State-supported special obligation bonds totaling $37.3 million to finance 19 new group homes for persons with intellectual disabilities and to refinance five series of prior bonds.
Represented bank in connection with an $80 million revolving credit facility to one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of polished diamonds.
Represented a lender in complex construction-to permanent term loan facilities provided to a borrower to fund the construction costs associated with the design, procurement, and installation of a 10.3 MW gas-fired combined co-generation and ice production facility in Staten Island, New York.
Represented university in the issuance of more than $250 million of indebtedness, including two series of tax-exempt bonds, two series of taxable bonds, a taxable term loan, a line of credit and two interest rate swap agreements, to finance new classrooms and dormitories and to refinance three series of outstanding bonds and construction lines of credit facilities, all at a favorable rate and under favorable terms.