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Ron I. Erlichman
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Ron Erlichman’s practice focuses on the finance and development of domestic and international energy and infrastructure projects. His work includes experience with all aspects of the finance and development of power generation facilities, renewable projects (wind, solar, compressed air and biomass), transmission facilities (including submerged transmission lines), chemical and petrochemical facilities, terminals, transportation projects, hospitality and social infrastructure projects and sports and entertainment venues.  He has experience working with lenders, sponsors, private investment funds, independent power producers, utilities, contractors and governmental entities.

Representative Matters

Representing South Field Energy LLC and AP Energy Holdings, Inc. in connection with the development, construction, finance and hedging of an approximately 1,100 MW natural gas power generation facility to be located in Eastern Ohio and the equity sell-down of the project

Representing the unregulated subsidiary of a public utility in connection with the acquisition of four wind farm developments located in the Southern United States totaling $1.5 billion in acquisition cost and approximately 832 MW of generation capacity

Representing Apex Compressed Air Energy Storage LLC in connection with the development, construction and financing of an approximately 317 MW compressed air energy storage development project to be located in Texas

Represented Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation as sole lead arranger, administrative agent and collateral agent in connection with the financing of the 121 MW dual fueled, combined cycle power generation facility located in Florida with an expiring tolling agreement

Represented Macquarie Bank Limited in the project financing of a portfolio of roof top solar projects located in the northeast for Just Energy Group Inc.’s subsidiary, Hudson Solar

Represented Basalt Infrastructure Partners in connection with its investment in Texas Microgrid, a supplier of backup generation to commercial and industrial customers

Represented Yuhuang Chemical Inc. in connection with the development and financing of an approximately $1.2 billion methanol facility in St. James Parish, Louisiana

Represented the San Antonio Spurs Entertainment in connection with the $100 million modernization of AT&T Center and the acquisition of lease and development rights for Toyota Field and the STAR Soccer Complex, home and practice facility to San Antonio FC

Represented Entergy Corporation and its subsidiaries in connection with the purchase of the 2,200 MW Union Power Station near El Dorado, Arkansas

Represented Brookfield Infrastructure Group in connection with the sale of Cross Sound Cable, a HVDC submerged transmission line connecting New England and Long Island, NY

Represented Macquarie Bank Limited in the project financing of a GTL (gas-to-liquids) facility to be located in Louisiana

Represented Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Inc. in connection with the initial development, leasing, financing and sponsorship of NRG Stadium (then Reliant Stadium) as well as ongoing matters related to further development NRG Park and redevelopment of NRG Astrodome

Represented Freeport Power Limited LLC in the refinancing of the 440 MW gas-fired combined cycle power plant located in Freeport, Texas

Represented La Paloma Generating Company LLC in the refinancing of a first-lien term project debt and first-lien working capital facilities for a 1,022 MW gas-fired combined-cycle power generation facility located in Kern County, California

Represented Plum Point Energy Associates LLC in the refinancing and term conversion of a 665 MW coal-fired power generation facility located in Osceola, Arkansas

Represented Texas Medical Center in connection with the development and construction of the proposed $1.5 billion TMC3 research translation campus

Represented the City of San Antonio in connection with the $263 million development, construction, lease and operation of the Grand Hyatt Convention Center Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, including a subsequent condominiumization and recapitalization of the project

Represented Kinder Morgan Energy Partners in connection with the acquisition, redevelopment and divestiture of an anhydrous ammonia and fertilizer terminal in Florida, including the partial unwind of an industrial revenue bond sale-leaseback structure and the ownership and operational segregation of the facility

Represented Museum of Fine Arts Houston in connection with the approximately $315 million expansion and redevelopment of its current campus, including structuring an economic development agreement in connection with the project

Represented the Kinder Foundation in connection with the $215 million public-private partnership for the development and financing of the Bayou Greenways 2020 project to create an interconnected park and trail system along each of the ten bayous located in Houston, Texas, including the structuring of a synthetic TIRZ financing mechanism

Represented the Kinder Foundation in connection with the $75 million public-private partnership for the development and financing of the Buffalo Bayou project in Houston, Texas

Publications and Speeches

"Funding the Gap: Five Important Considerations in Mezzanine Lending," New York Law Journal, August 12, 2013.

Education

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1998
B.B.A., high honors, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995

Bar Admissions

New York
Texas

Affiliations

General Counsel, Houston Downtown Park Corporation