PRACTICE AREAS


Richard Madris is head of the Infrastructure Practice Group at Stroock. He advises infrastructure clients on fund formation and investments and helped develop and structure a multibillion-dollar global Infrastructure Fund. Mr. Madris recently helped his clients acquire or sell interests in over $15 billion of privately held investments in the infrastructure sector.

Mr. Madris' recent transactions include:
 
  • Investments in wind farm portfolios.
  • Acquisition of a U.S. power plant portfolio.
  • Creation of a renewable energy fund. 
  • Formation of co-investment vehicles to invest in infrastructure assets.
  • Sale of Veolia Environnement’s North American Waste-to-Energy business.
  • Acquisition of Cairns and Mackay Airports in Australia.
  • Structuring an acquisition of seaports.
  • Representing acquirers of toll roads.
  • Representing acquirers of municipal parking facilities.
  • Acquisition of SouthWest Water Company in a going-private transaction.
In addition to infrastructure matters, Mr. Madris also concentrates in private funds and transactional matters, including in the private equity area. He advises hedge funds and other private investment funds in both their formation and investment stages. Mr. Madris has experience with mergers and acquisitions, financial restructurings and securities offerings. In addition, he acts as counsel to the asset management division of a major investment bank.

Mr. Madris is often involved in structuring complex and innovative transactions and advises clients on such matters as corporate organization and structuring of acquisitions. He also has experience with "pass-through entities," such as limited partnerships and limited liability companies.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2016 Global Award for "Fund Formation within Infrastructure" from Corporate LiveWire
  • Nationally recommended by The Legal 500 United States
  • 2015 Award for Best Infrastructure Practice, Acquisition International magazine
  • Winner, U.S. Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year - 2013 M&A Awards Acquisition International magazine
  • Recipient of the Acquisition International 2012 Legal Award - New York Joint Ventures Law Firm of the Year
  • Clients include Institutional Investor's 2012 Infrastructure Manager of the Year
  • Water Deal of the Year finalist at the Global Water Awards 2011 and 2008
  • Port Finance Deal of the Year Award for 2010, Jane's Transport
  • North American Acquisition Deal of the Year for 2008, Project Finance magazine

SPEECHES & EVENTS

  • Moderator and Panelist, “M&A Outlook for the Energy Sector,” Emerging Energy Industry Developments Conference, October 20, 2015
  • Moderator and Panelist, "M&A Outlook for the Energy Sector," Emerging Energy Industry Developments Conference, November 18, 2014
  • Speaker, "Infrastructure Investment – Is New York Doing Enough?" Government Leadership Forum, October 17, 2013
  • Moderator and Panelist, "Current Issues in Energy M&A Transactions," Emerging Energy Industry Developments Seminar, October 7, 2013
  • Moderator and Panelist, "M&A Outlook for the Power Sector," Evolving Power Industry Developments Seminar, September 13, 2011
  • Moderator and Panelist, "Outlook for Energy M&A," Evolving Power Industry Developments Seminar, June 8, 2010
  • Speaker, "Renewable Energy Transactions and Opportunities," Stroock Power Industry Developments Conference, May 2009
  • Speaker, "The Role of Infrastructure Funds," Platts 5th Annual Utility M&A Conference, June 2008

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author, "FCPA Diligence in Infrastructure Transactions," Stroock Special Bulletin, June 26, 2014
  • "NYC Infrastructure Projects during the Bloomberg Administration," Stroock Special Bulletin, March 12, 2014
  • Co-author, Stroock POSITIVE ENERGY, November 18, 2013, Issue 1
  • Co-author, "Protecting Donors of Restricted Charitable Gifts in Hard Economic Times," Stroock Special Bulletin, May 12, 2009
  • Co-author, "The Recent 'Pay-to-Play' Pension Scandal: Analysis and Action Items for Financial Services Companies and Others in and Outside of New York," Stroock Special Bulletin, May 5, 2009
  • Co-author, "President Obama Proposes Creation and Funding of a National Infrastructure Bank," Stroock Special Bulletin, March 2009
  • Co-author, "Charitable Corporations as Qualified Purchasers of 3(c)(7) Funds," Stroock Special Bulletin, September 2008
  • Co-author, "Infrastructure Funds: Bridging the Global Infrastructure Funding Gap," Derivatives Financial Products Report, February 2006

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

New York, 1995


EDUCATION

J.D., cum laude, University of Chicago Law School, 1994; Member, University of Chicago Law Review

B.S., cum laude, Cornell University, 1991

 

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