Ralph K. Stone

Partner
Practice Area: Corporate Real Estate

Ralph Stone is a Partner at MSF and is a member of the Real Estate Group. Mr. Stone has more than 30 years of experience representing owners, investors, lenders and developers in the acquisition, management and disposition of real property of various asset classes, in mortgage loan transactions, or as landlord or tenant in lease and sublease transactions, in new construction and reuse of property, in sale-leaseback transactions, and in the acquisition and development of Indian casino property. He has deep experience in capital markets transactions and in advising owners and lenders concerning distressed real estate assets. He 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.

Trinity College, Hartford, CT. B.A.

Admissions

State of New York

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

State of California

United States District Court, Massachusetts

Prior Experience

Before joining MSF in 2015, Mr. Stone was Of Counsel at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LPP 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

Represents commercial mortgage lenders in the origination and securitization of CMBS loans.

Represents lenders in restructuring, workout and enforcement of commercial mortgage loans.

Represents the operator of fast food restaurants in a sale-leaseback program covering multiple properties over a period of 10 years.

Represented tenant-in-common owners of troubled properties, including loan workouts and restructuring, addressing management issues and asset recapitalization.