Ronald S. Borod Esq.

Senior Counsel
Senior Counsel at DLA Piper, Ronald Borod has worked extensively in securitization and structured finance for over two decades and has established a reputation as a thought leader in the creation of innovative structures and financial products. Mr. Borod focuses his practice on assisting issuers and underwriters in designing and implementing securitization programs involving non-traditional asset classes.

For example, in the 1990s he developed the first national credit tenant lease finance program and the first CTL-only conduit, and designed and executed securitized credit lease programs to provide construction and permanent financing for two national retail companies.

Mr. Borod was the architect of and served as Issuer's Counsel and Program Advisor for a national program to securitize legal fees awarded as a result of the 1998 settlement of the states' litigation against the tobacco industry. The first of the transactions under this program, Litigation Settlement Monetized Fee Trust I™ US$308.1 Million Pass Through Certificates, Series 2001-1, was named US Asset-Backed Deal of the Year by the International Securitisation Report. To date, Mr. Borod has served as lead counsel on more than US$1 billion of securities backed by over $3 billion of tobacco fee revenues.

Mr. Borod also has significant experience in the renewable energy sector in creating capital market structures for wind, solar and energy efficiency projects, as well as carbon emissions allowances and offsets. He also has been active in the securitization of intellectual property and in whole business securitization.

LL.M., Taxation, New York University (1967)
J.D., Harvard Law School (1966)
B.A., Princeton University (1963) magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
584 T.M., Rehabilitation Tax Credit and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (co-author)

Ronald S. Borod is a member of the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management US Income Advisory Board.