Laura Raden defends class action lawsuits, complex business litigation matters, and governmental regulatory examinations and audits, with a focus on litigation and regulatory matters involving financial services, broker-dealers, and life insurance and annuities.
Benjamin Rajabi counsels a broad array of clients in the energy sector in transactional matters. He regularly represents energy providers, commodity trading firms, project developers, public companies, retail electric providers, pipeline operators, electric and gas utilities, cooperatives and other energy industry participants in a wide range of transactions. Ben has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, renewable energy projects, power purchase agreements, construction agreements, and midstream projects related to natural gas (including liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG)), crude oil and natural gas liquids.
Ray Ramirez represents clients in matters related to derivatives and structured products. He advises government-sponsored enterprises, insurance companies, publicly-traded commodity funds, energy companies and electric cooperatives that are derivatives end-users with respect to derivatives trading and compliance with the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulations. In particular, Ray counsels clients on how they may be impacted by the new regulatory regime imposed on the over-the-counter derivatives market by the Dodd-Frank Act and assists them in negotiating documentation and developing internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the new requirements.
With a background in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and related issues, Marc Rawls works with both privately and publicly held companies in acquisitions, restructuring transactions, joint ventures and both private and public securities offerings. Marc also counsels clients in a variety of industries on corporate governance matters. He regularly advises on transactions involving capital formation, including securities offerings, and intellectual property licensing arrangements for businesses, and has particular experience in structuring complex franchise, limited liability and partnership arrangements, including public private partnerships.
Alla Raykin advises clients on a full range of state and local tax (SALT) matters, including tax controversy, policy matters and planning. Alla also counsels clients on all multistate tax types, including sales and use, franchise and income taxes.
Caroline Reaves counsels clients on the cross-border tax aspects of acquisitions, dispositions, debt financings and restructurings, and various tax controversy matters.
David Reid regularly advises institutional clients on the formation of joint ventures and funds to invest in asset classes including industrial, multifamily, hospitality, agribusiness and debt, and on the purchase, financing and sale of those assets.
Michael Resnick focuses his practice on federal taxation matters, including tax accounting methods and compliance, planning and controversy issues. He also counsels on tax restructurings and the regulation and taxation of tax-exempt organizations.
Christina Rissler represents clients in secured and unsecured commercial lending and structured finance. She advises on senior, second lien and subordinated financings; utility financings; working capital and leveraged acquisition financings; accounts receivable financings; single-currency and multicurrency, domestic and cross-border financings; telecommunications, aircraft, automobile and equipment financings; agricultural lending; project finance; lines of credit; letter of credit transactions; securitization; and loan syndications and participations. She has represented lenders, borrowers, agents, arrangers, participants, and insurers.
Maria Rivera-Diaz counsels clients on venture capital investments, fund formations, capital raising, and mergers and acquisitions. Her work also includes general corporate representation and advice.
With more than 20 years of advising insurance clients on federal tax issues, Kristan Rizzolo helps clients maximize tax efficiency in their business operations. She counsels clients in tax planning, including the tax implications of creating or operating captive insurance companies and various tax considerations associated with qualified and non-qualified structured settlement programs. Kristan regularly advises global and domestic insurance clients on multinational mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and offshore agreements, including the application of tax treaties, FATCA and other issues arising out of cross border transactions.
Carley Roberts brings extensive experience advising clients on California state tax matters, including representation before the California Franchise Tax Board and the State Board of Equalization. Nationally recognized for her leadership in California, Carley’s experience includes all aspects of state and local tax with a focus on controversy and litigation before administrative bodies and trial and appellate courts in jurisdictions across the country.
Benefiting from a career spanning nearly 40 years, Haynes Roberts works diligently for clients in the real estate and timber industries. He advises owners, investors and lenders in various timber and timberland transactions; developers in acquiring, financing, developing and operating commercial real estate projects; and institutional lenders in financings secured by various types of commercial and industrial properties. Haynes also represents lenders and borrowers in connection with loan workout transactions, foreclosures and bankruptcy reorganization proceedings, and landlords and tenants in negotiating commercial leases.
Steve Roberts has 38-plus years in courtrooms litigating environmental, energy, commercial, international insurance, maritime and professional services matters. Recognized nationally for his litigation, insurance and maritime knowledge, Steve tries cases in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Steve concentrates much of his practice on complex legal issues surrounding offshore drilling rigs, platforms and vessels of all types including, most recently, representation of the drilling contractor involved in the BP Macondo Oil Spill litigation.
Leah Samit Robinson advises public and private corporations on state and local tax planning, policy, controversy and litigation. Nationally recognized for her advocacy in tax disputes with New York State, New York City and New Jersey, she provides national state tax strategy for clients on a full range of tax matters, including nexus, income tax apportionment and combination planning, sales tax characterization of products, and audit defense, controversy and litigation.
With more than 15 years of experience, David Roby provides federal tax advice to national and multinational companies and partnerships concerning a wide variety partnership, corporate and consolidated return issues. He regularly advises clients on the federal tax aspects of sales and acquisitions, mergers and other corporate reorganizations, spin-offs, internal restructurings and leasing transactions. In addition, he provides advice with respect to the structuring and operation of domestic and international partnerships, limited liability companies and other joint ventures. David also advises start-up companies on choice-of-entity and other business structuring issues.
Peter Rodgers advises energy and agricultural industry clients, primarily within the trading community, on commodity regulatory issues, on commercial matters and in federal enforcement proceedings. Peter, who began his career as a staff assistant in the United States Senate, has had major responsibility for judicial and administrative litigation, commercial counseling, environmental regulatory matters and transactional work. His 40+ years of hands-on experience in this dynamic industry extends to energy policy matters and includes the regulatory and trade laws that govern the energy business.
Lisa works with portfolio lenders, commercial banks, CMBS master and special servicers, pension fund advisers, private equity funds, government-sponsored entities and owners nationwide to find strategic and cost-efficient solutions to finance, administer and manage their commercial real estate investments and portfolios. She represents structured finance participants in the acquisition of servicing rights in public and private securitizations, and routinely handles large loan originations, assumptions and restructurings exceeding $100 million, as well as investment sales, acquisitions and joint ventures. Lisa also handled resolution of several of the largest and most complicated CMBS loan assets for special servicers during the recent financial crisis.
Heather Rosser advises clients on a variety of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and sales, development, joint ventures, leasing and financing. Heather devotes substantial time to retail, multi-family and mixed use development.
Steve Roth leads the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Financial Services group and ensures that financial services clients are operating within the complex and ever-changing regulatory guidelines that shape today’s market. Steve advises life insurance companies on the development, marketing and ongoing compliance related to new insurance and annuity products, including registration of variable and fixed life and annuity contracts with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
William Rothschild draws on more than 25 years of experience to guide his U.S. and foreign clients in a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, leasing, project financing and public-private partnerships. William’s clients include lenders, servicers, institutional investors, developers, owners and tenants.
Brian Rubin is the Washington office leader of the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Litigation group. With more than 20 years of experience in federal securities law, first prosecuting and now defending, Brian represents clients being examined, investigated and prosecuted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), other self-regulatory organizations and states. As former NASD (now FINRA) Deputy Chief Counsel of Enforcement and Senior Enforcement Counsel at the SEC, he brings an insider’s perspective to defending broker-dealers, investment advisers, investment companies, public companies and individuals in examinations, investigations, enforcement proceedings, litigation, arbitrations and in counseling.
Amy Rudolph has 24 years of experience in complex business litigation, with particular emphasis on accounting and financial issues. She co-leads the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Professional Liability Practice. Amy has extensive trial experience, having served as lead counsel and co-counsel in jury trials and appeals in state and federal courts, as well as in bench trials, arbitrations (before CPR, AAA and FINRA) and bankruptcy court adversary proceedings. She defends corporate and individual clients in business tort actions; accountant, auditor, and actuarial liability cases; securities fraud actions; tax litigation; claims involving fraud and negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract; shareholder disputes, qui tam actions under the False Claims Act; state and federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act cases; and receiver, liquidator and trustee actions. Her cases have spanned a wide range of industries, including mortgages and structured finance; health care; insurance and financial services; manufacturing, retail and distribution; telecommunications; securities and brokerage firms; construction; and energy.
Beverly Rudy provides counsel to oil trading companies and financial institutions to help them manage risk, protect their businesses, monetize physical inventories and infrastructure assets. She advises on compliance with regulatory regimes in their commercial, international trade, regulatory and transaction tax matters related to the global trading of oil, petrochemicals and other energy commodities.
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