New York, NY, August 27 – In a continuing campaign to add top legal talent to its New York office, Patton Boggs LLP has attracted transportation and project finance specialist R. Jay Fortin. Mr. Fortin is the latest lateral partner hire to join the firm’s growing Manhattan office.
He brings over 20 years of experience in project finance, aircraft, and railcar leasing and financing, secured lending, structured trade and commodity finance, and cross-border investment, with particular emphasis on the energy and transportation industries.
“The addition of Jay is the latest step in what has been a measured growth plan for our New York office since we opened in late 2006,” noted Jim Tyrrell Managing Partner of the Greater New York Metropolitan Area. “His project finance experience will enhance our overall capabilities, and thus provide our clients with a wider range of legal services on matters relating to corporate finance, international business transactions, and complex commercial litigation.”
At Patton Boggs, Mr. Fortin will continue to represent foreign and domestic banks and financial institutions, equipment lessors, airlines, developers, and private equity funds in a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions involving energy and transportation infrastructure, such as power plants and ports, and transportation equipment. He has successfully negotiated numerous joint venture agreements between foreign and domestic parties relating to the acquisition, development, and financing of such assets, and has represented bidders in energy industry privatizations in Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe.
Specifically, Mr. Fortin is experienced with electric power generating facilities and related assets and the acquisition, leasing, and financing of commercial aircraft. He advises both lender/lessors and borrower/lessees in all varieties of structured financing, refinancing, workouts, and restructurings with respect to such assets.
Mr. Fortin frequently speaks on cross-border investment issues at international conferences and has written articles for project and trade finance publications
He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a J.D. in 1984 and attended the University of Rhode Island, earning a B.S., with honors, in 1977.