Richard H. Moche

Member / Chair, Public Finance, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, and Environmental Division vCard


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

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • Hebrew

Rich represents mutual funds, indenture trustees, private equity funds, and insurance companies in tax-exempt bond transactions, focusing in the area of high-yield securities in both workout and new money transactions.  He approaches every transaction with a combination of strategic analysis, quantitative assessment, and negotiation skills that optimizes outcomes for his clients.  Rich’s sector experience includes senior living, health care, multi-family housing, assessment districts, charter schools, solid waste disposal, and hospitality facilities.  He also serves as bond counsel on new money financings.  He is a frequent panelist on topics concerning distressed bonds and tax-exempt finance.

Rich also is Division Head for the firm's Public Finance, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, and Environmental Sections. He is also a member of the firm's Policy Committee and its Compensation Committee.

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 and bondholders in the workout of a Mississippi affordable housing project with low income housing tax credits

  • The indenture trustee in the workout of $30 million of bonds secured by a Florida senior living facility, including the infusion of $10 million of new capital

  • 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 trustees in the restructuring of bonds or sale of assets for special assessment districts located throughout the country.  

  • Indenture trustees, bond insurers 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 – 2016)
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States for Finance: Municipal Bankruptcy (2013 – 2016) 
  • Included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Bonds/Government Finance list (2011 – 2013)
  • National Federation of Municipal Analysts Meritorious Service Award (2006)
  • Phi Beta Kappa

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