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About Ron

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.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

South Field Energy LLC and AP Energy Holdings, Inc. — 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

Unregulated subsidiary of a public utility — 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

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

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

Macquarie Bank Limited — $30 million project financing of roof-top solar installations for Just Energy Group Inc.’s subsidiary, Hudson Solar

Basalt Infrastructure Partners — investment in Texas Microgrid, a supplier of backup generation to commercial and industrial customers

Yuhuang Chemical, Inc. — project development and financing of a $1.85 billion greenfield methanol project in Louisiana

San Antonio Spurs Entertainment — $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

Entergy Corporation and its subsidiaries — purchase of the 2,200 MW Union Power Station near El Dorado, Arkansas

Brookfield Infrastructure Group — sale of Cross Sound Cable, a HVDC submerged transmission line connecting New England and Long Island, New York

Macquarie Bank Limited — $35 million construction and project financing of Juniper GTL, LLC’s gas to liquids plan in Westlake, LA

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Inc. — 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

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

La Paloma Generating Company LLC — 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

Plum Point Energy Associates, LLC — restructuring of the $819MM secured construction and term financing for its 665 MW coal-fired power generation facility located in Osceola, Arkansas

Texas Medical Center — development and construction of the proposed $1.5 billion TMC3 research translation campus

City of San Antonio, Texas — $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

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. — 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

Museum of Fine Arts Houston — served as counsel in connection with the approximately $325 million expansion and redevelopment of its current campus, including structuring an economic development agreement in connection with the project

Kinder Foundation — $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

Kinder Foundation — $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.

Credentials

Education

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

Bar Admissions

New York
Texas

Affiliations

Houston Downtown Park Corporation
General Counsel

News

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