Ralph K. Stone

Partner
Practice Area: Corporate Real Estate

Ralph Stone is a Partner in MSF’s Real Estate Group who has more than 35 years of experience representing owners, investors, lenders and developers in all aspects of real estate and real estate related matters, including acquisitions, financings, development, construction, and leasing. Mr. Stone has extensive experience in capital markets transactions and in advising owners and lenders concerning distressed real estate assets. Mr. Stone has also served as an outside general counsel to a number of privately held businesses. Additionally, Mr. Stone brings a unique combination of legal, math and economic skills to find practical solutions to clients’ legal needs.

Education

Harvard Law. J.D.

Trinity College, Hartford, CT. M.A. 1976

Trinity College, Hartford, CT. B.A. 1975

Admissions

State of New York

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

State of California

 

Prior Experience

Prior to joining MSF in 2015, Mr. Stone was Of Counsel at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and has previously been a member of national and regional law firms in New York and Boston, including Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott,LLC and Rackemann Sawyer & Brewster.

Representative Matters

Representation of numerous commercial mortgage lenders, including some of the largest in the country, in the origination and securitization of CMBS loans.

Representation of an Indian tribe in the acquisition of more than 150 acres of land from 9 property owners for the development of a casino resort.

Representation of a national lender in a $1.825 Billion loan transaction secured by more than 500 properties throughout the United States.

Representation of a governmental agency in the $4 Billion ground lease for the redevelopment of a major international airport.

Representation of a foreign government in its purchase and leasing of consular residences and office facilities.

Representation of several private colleges in the acquisition, development and financing of new dormitories, classrooms, laboratories, offices and sports and recreation facilities.

Representation of a borrower in a $1.8 Billion financing of a new manufacturing facility, financed in part with industrial revenue bonds.

Representation of a national convenience store chain in the leasing of over 500 new locations and the management of 6,000 existing locations.

Representation of a non-profit veterans services organization in its acquisition and development of homeless shelters, transitional housing, vocational training centers and medical service units.

Representation of the operator of 180 fast food restaurants in a sale-leaseback program covering more than 30 properties.

Representation of an industrial opportunity fund in its $60 Million acquisition of 140 manufacturing and distribution facilities in a 363(m) bankruptcy proceeding.

Representation of a global software and security development company in the negotiation of a lease of a building to be constructed in a new office park consolidating various existing space for its second-largest facility and including options for expansion and flexible timing to accommodate consolidation of many existing space facilities.

Representation of a national lender in the modification and eventual full payoff of a defaulted $24 Million construction loan on a speculative office building.

Representation of a national healthcare investment firm in the lease of new office space in Manhattan, having 4 levels of leases and subleases with conflicting provisions requiring renegotiation.