Richard J. Wasserman

Of Counsel

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Richard "Rich" Wasserman practices in the area of corporate finance, including governmental financing, asset-backed structured financing, tax-exempt financing, energy company financing, private-placement financing and commercial lending and borrowing. Rich has represented both issuers and investors in a wide variety of structured finance transactions and asset securitizations, often involving emerging asset classes.

Rich is a member of its Municipal Finance practice group and the former chair of Day Pitney's Institutional Finance and Commercial Lending practice group. He is also a member and past chair of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee.


Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Representation of institutional investors in numerous private-placement financings, including secured and unsecured senior debt, secured and unsecured subordinated debt, mezzanine debt, warrants, and other equity features

Representation of borrowers, lenders and other parties in transactions involving a continually evolving array of credit products and services, including bank credit facilities and both public and private placement tax-exempt financings

Representation of institutional investors in numerous structured financings involving securitizations of mortgage loans, franchisee loans, trade receivables, automobile loans, home equity loans, medical receivables, credit card receivables, and numerous other asset classes

Representation of energy companies in numerous tax-exempt financings of qualified facilities, often involving credit enhancement and other innovative structures

Representation of electric utilities in five separate securitized rate-reduction bond transactions totaling over $2.25 billion, including all phases of structuring, documentation, and obtaining state and federal regulatory approvals

Representation of state public utilities commission in regulatory proceedings for stranded cost-recovery bonds

Representation of the Ad Hoc Securitization Holders' Committee in the Conseco Chapter 11 proceeding

Representation of underwriters in environmental control bond transactions totaling $545 million

Representation of the State of Connecticut as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, and lead counsel in numerous bond issuances

Education and Credentials

Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1981, note and case editor, Boston University Law Review
University of Connecticut, B.A., summa cum laude, 1978
State of Connecticut
American College of Investment Counsel, Fellow and Past President
National Association of Bond Lawyers

Recognition and Community


Featured in New York’s Top Rated Lawyers in the New York Law Journal and New York Magazine by Martindale-Hubbell (LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell), 2020

Received the Above and Beyond award from Read to a Child, 2020

Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2006-2012

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Connecticut Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity, Director

Read to a Child, Reading Volunteer and Chair of Connecticut Regional Board of Advisors