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About Ron

Ron Erlichman co-chairs the project finance team and focuses his practice on all phases of the financing and development of energy and infrastructure projects, including thermal power generational facilities, renewable energy projects (wind, solar, biomass, storage and compressed air), transmission facilities (including submerged transmission lines), chemical and petrochemical facilities, terminals, transportation projects, hospitality and social infrastructure projects and sports and entertainment venues. Ron also advises on matters related to tax equity investment in renewable projects. His clients include lenders, private equity funds, sponsors, developers, trading houses, utilities, contractors and governmental entities.

Ron was noted for his cross-border work in the Projects, Energy and Natural Resources - Power practice area in the 2017 edition of Legalease's The Legal 500 United Kingdom.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

AP Energy Holdings Inc and South Field Energy LLC — $1.3 billion project financing and equity arrangements for the construction of the South Field Energy project, a 1,182 megawatt combined-cycle natural gas electric generating facility located near Wellsville, Ohio

Lenders — construction loan and post-construction senior secured revolver and letter of credit facility for an approximately 200 MW wind farm with both an energy and basis hedge in ERCOT

MUFG — construction loan for second largest solar project in New York located on a former public golf course in Long Island

IPP Sponsor — pre-development advice, including project financing considerations, with respect to an approximately 1,000 MW greenfield natural gas combined cycle generation facility in PJM

Major E&P Company — development of a wind power generation facility in Texas, including tax equity structuring

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

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 — project financing of a diverse portfolio of roof-top solar installations for Just Energy Group Inc.’s subsidiary, Hudson Solar

Basalt Infrastructure Partners — investment in Texas Microgrid, a supplier of natural gas backup generation facilities to commercial and industrial customers, including structuring for a portfolio project financing

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

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

Macquarie Bank Limited — project financing of Juniper GTL, gas-to-liquids plant in Westlake, LA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"PJM - Where is the Market Headed," Speaker, Projects & Money Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2018

"Energy Storage - The Next Frontier," Speaker, Renewable Energy Symposium, Houston, TX, 2018 

“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

News

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

The Legal 500 United States
Project Finance: Advice to Lender, 2017 - 2018; Project Finance: Advice to Sponsor, 2017 - 2018; Energy: Renewable/Alternative, 2018; Energy Transactions: Conventional Power, 2018
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate Guide
2018 - 2019
Portfolio Media, Inc.
Law360
MVP of the Year: Project Finance, 2018

Events

Past Events