Ron Gross has substantial experience in a wide array of financing transactions, including complex structured financings, asset securitizations, secured loan facilities, and other secured transactions involving many classes of assets. He also has significant experience representing purchasers, liquidity providers, and underwriters in connection with investments in various classes of preferred shares issued by closed-end mutual funds. He has represented institutional lenders, money market funds, bond insurers, issuers, borrowers, and other capital users in a variety of industries. In particular, Ron has experience in the securitization of intellectual property assets and transactions in the mutual fund industry.
Ron's representative transactions include representing Church's Chicken in a whole-business securitization transaction in the franchised restaurant sector; representing Sprint Corporation, a communications services company, in connection with its $1.1 billion mobile wireless handset device sale and lease-back transaction; advising multinational financial institutions as liquidity providers, purchasers, and underwriters in connection with the issuance by various mutual funds of variable rate demand preferred (VRDP) shares, variable rate municipal term preferred (VMTP) shares, and institutional munifund term preferred (iMTP) shares; and advising various money market funds in connection with investments in municipal securities structured products (tender option bonds).
Additional companies for which Ron has worked on substantial matters include Citibank, Morgan Stanley, and The Toronto-Dominion Bank.
Ron is on the Law Firm Advisory Board of the Working Group on Legal Opinions of the American Bar Association.
Toronto-Dominion Bank serves as liquidity provider and TD Securities serves as remarketing agent in $196 million VRDP Shares issuance by Nuveen closed-end municipal bond fund
Sprint obtains $1.1 billion for sale and lease-back of certain leased devices to Mobile Leasing Solutions
Citibank provides $50 million financing to City of Detroit Police and Fire Retiree Healthcare Trust and City of Detroit General Retiree Healthcare Trust