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Richard H. Moche

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617.348.1696



Education

  • University of Chicago (JD)
  • Brown University (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Languages

  • Hebrew

Rich is Division Head for the firm's Public Finance, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, and Environmental Sections.  He is also a member of the firm's governing Policy Committee as well as its Compensation Committee. Rich primarily represents mutual funds, indenture trustees, hedge funds, and insurance companies in tax-exempt bond transactions, focusing in the area of high-yield securities in both workout and new money transactions.

Rich specializes in numerous sectors, including senior living, health care, multi-family housing, assessment districts, charter schools, solid waste disposal, and hospitality facilities. Rich also counsels end users of derivative products.

He is a frequent panelist on topics concerning distressed bonds and tax-exempt finance, and is an adjunct professor at Boston College Law School, where he is teaching a course on public finance.

Representative Matters

  • The indenture trustee for $90 million of bonds in the bankruptcy of a Texas-based senior housing company
  • Four indenture trustees in the workout of over $500 million in bonds affected by the bankruptcy of a major senior housing developer
  • The indenture trustee in the workout of $38 million of Virginia special assessment bonds
  • The holders of $30 million of special assessment bonds in Utah
  • The indenture trustee in the workout of $11 million of Ohio special assessment bonds
  • The indenture trustee in the workout of $95 million of bonds secured by a Boston area CCRC
  • The indenture trustee in the workout of $20 million of bonds secured by a Florida senior living facility
  • The new money investor of $30 million of senior debt in a senior housing development
  • The bondholders of $50 million of bonds secured by an integrated solid waste disposal system in the process of recapitalization and asset sales 
  • The indenture trustee for $20 million of bonds secured by a critical access hospital in the Midwest
  • The indenture trustee in the workout of $40 million of bonds secured by a Boston hotel
  • Indenture trustees and bondholders in the default and workout of numerous charter schools located throughout the country

Recognitions & Awards

  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts – Banking & Finance: Public Finance (2012 – 2014)
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States for Finance: Municipal Bankruptcy (2013, 2014) 
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Bonds/Government Finance (2011 – 2013)
  • National Federation of Municipal Analysts Meritorious Service Award (2006)
  • Phi Beta Kappa

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