Michael D. Robson focuses his practice on corporate, project, and structured finance transactions (both domestic and cross‑border), including public-private partnerships and lease finance transactions. Michael’s representation of insurance companies, finance companies, and institutional investors focuses on private placements of debt, both secured and unsecured; complex project and facility financings; real estate transactions; equipment financings; and credit tenant loans. A considerable amount of his practice involves energy and infrastructure financings and includes advising, structuring, and documenting debt offerings and financing arrangements; negotiating lenders’ interests in project-related agreements; and structuring transactions to attain requisite credit ratings on debt securities from the rating agencies.
Michael also reviews leases and project-related agreements, negotiates and documents financing arrangements, and advises on NAIC-governed "Schedule D" bond transactions. Additionally, Michael represents lessees, including several Class I railroads, and debt investors in leveraged lease, synthetic lease, single investor lease, and capital lease transactions, involving a variety of assets.