Richard H. Moche

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

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  • Massachusetts


  • Hebrew

Rich leads the firm's Public Finance Practice and is a member of the firm's governing Policy Committee as well as its Compensation Committee. He 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 over $500 million in bonds in the bankruptcy of Stockton, California
  • Four indenture trustees for over $500 million in bonds affected by the bankruptcy of a major CCRC developer
  • A private equity fund with respect to the workout of numerous portfolio investments throughout the country
  • A nonprofit hospital, as financing counsel, in a major hospital acquisition
  • The bondholders of $50 million of bonds related to an integrated solid waste disposal system in process of a restructuring
  • Indenture trustees and bondholders in the default and workout of numerous charter schools located throughout the country
  • Bondholders or their trustees in the default and workout of numerous special assessment districts 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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