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Robert J. Gillispie

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

Robert J. Gillispie is a partner in the Corporate Department of our New York office. He has been involved in asset-based financing for more than 40 years. Mr. Gillispie has negotiated and documented domestic and cross-border leveraged lease, partnership and secured loan transactions, as well as synthetic leases. The assets have varied from aircraft, railcars, satellites, vessels and containers to electric generating plants, hydro-electric facilities, renewable energy facilities, gas distribution network and waste water collection and transportation systems. The current focus of Mr. Gillispie’s practice is on energy and infrastructure financings.

Additional Information

Court Admissions — Supreme Court of the United States
Experience — Represented SunGen Capital in financing a multi-state program for FHA PowerSaver home energy efficiency loans generated by AFC First Financial Corporation
  • Represented a developer in the sale of its interest in an Idaho wind power project to an affiliate of the Macquarie Group
  • Represented a financial advisor in the back-to-back sale of five solar facilities in Vermont
  • Represented SunEdison in a variety of sale/leaseback financings of solar projects throughout the U.S. involving diverse financings entities, such as Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and MetLife Capital
  • Represented a finance subsidiary of a utility company, as equity investor, in connection with a sale/leaseback of a 250 MW natural gas-fired electric generating facility in New York and a 440 MW lignite-fired electric generating facility in Mississippi
  • Represented a utility company, as lessee, in connection with sale/leasebacks of two coal-fired electric generating facilities in New York 
  • Represented a bank subsidiary, as equity investor, in connection with a sale/leaseback of a waste-to-energy incineration facility in Germany
  • Represented a developer in the financing of a gas-to-liquid facility located in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Represented a provider of financing in the structuring and implementation of a financing by a major Northeast city-sponsored, non-profit organization that created a program to significantly reduce energy and water use and carbon dioxide emissions
  • Catholic University Columbus School of LawJ.D. 1968
    New York Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association

    Client Comments

    "Bob Gillispie is the ultimate professional with a wealth of banking and finance knowledge and superior contract drafting/negotiation ability."

    -Dax Goforth
    Regions Equipment Finance, LP

    Office Location

    1633 Broadway
    New York, NY 10019
    United States

    Lawyer of the Year Awards

    2017 Lawyer of the Year in Equipment Finance Law of the New York City Metro Area
    Robert J. Gillispie has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

    Practice Areas

    Equipment Finance Law