Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • B.A., State University of New York at Plattsburgh
  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, cum laude
  • Blockchain for Business Certificate, Cornell University, 2019
  • North Carolina, 2019
  • Pennsylvania, 2017
  • New York, 2010
  • Texas, 2004
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

R. Todd Ransom

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During his career, Todd Ransom has served as counsel for banks, investment banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, insurance companies and other financial institutions in connection with syndicated, club and single lender financing transactions in various industries, including, leveraged finance, acquisition finance, mezzanine and second lien transactions, asset based lending, margin loans, hedge fund share loans, financing transactions for registered investment companies, prime brokerage and derivatives matters, receivables financing and supply chain finance, equipment finance, and various other structured lending transactions. Todd has also served as counsel for energy companies and financial institutions in connection with syndicated, club and single lender oil and gas reserve based financing transactions, financing transactions secured by midstream pipeline assets and other energy lending and acquisition/divestiture transactions.

Todd's strong mix of regulatory knowledge and transactional experience allows him to provide great value to his clients, many of which are highly regulated entities and require a sound regulatory understanding of various legal regimes. In addition to the transactions described above, Todd has advised clients in connection with margin regulations, broker-dealer regulations, the Investment Company Act of 1940, Rule 144, Section 13, Section 16 and other provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

The value Todd is able to provide to his clients is also a result of his understanding of the day to day concerns and sensitivities of his clients given his time spent as an assistant general counsel at one of the world's largest financial institutions. 

In addition to the work done for his clients, Todd also regularly speaks and publishes on various topics, including recent presentations on margin regulations, pre-foreclosure rights with respect to equity collateral, key issues in equities financing, and forbearance agreement fundamentals. 

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • "Strategies and Common Pitfalls in Commercial Lending: When Using Equity Interests as Collateral," a live audio CLE conference presented by Strafford, July 22, 2015
  • "Cross-Collateral/Cross-Default Loans: Structuring and Documenting Transactions," a live audio CLE conference presented by Strafford, February 11, 2015
  • "Forbearance Agreement Fundamentals," a live audio CLE conference presented by Lorman Education Services, October 9, 2014 and August 18, 2014
  • Co-Arthur, "Stopping the Bleeding: Pre-Foreclosure Rights and Equity Collateral," Bloomberg BNA's Banking Report, April 1, 2014
  • "Understanding Regulation U and X - A Comprehensive Guide to the Margin Regulations," an annual CLE program presented to various major financial institutions

Of Note

  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition by Thomson Reuters, 2007

Representative Matters

  • Representation of a private equity firm, as lender, in connection with the making of a $70 million acquisition finance loan to a company that provides air pollution reduction products and solutions to coal-fired power plants.
  • Representation of an asset management company, as lender, in connection with the making of a $50 million acquisition finance loan to a company in the fitness franchise business.
  • Representation of a private equity firm, as borrower, in connection with a $38 million acquisition finance loan for the acquisition of an ambulatory infusion company.
  • Representation of a high net worth individual, as borrower, in connection with a margin loan secured by shares of a major international sports franchise.
  • Representation of a financial institution, as lender, in connection with a $30 million loan secured by private equity fund investments.
  • Representation of a financial institution, as lender, in connection with a $60 million acquisition finance loan to a global asset management firm to fund its acquisition of a private equity secondaries portfolio.
  • Representation of the lending arm of a major life insurance company in connection with a $20 million mezzanine loan to, and corresponding equity co-investments in, an international dancewear company.
  • Representation of a private equity firm, as lender, in connection with a $15 million acquisition finance loan for the acquisition of a talent management company.
  • Representation of a financial institution in connection with secured financing transactions with early stage companies, including companies in the medical technology, veterinary, restaurant, investment management and recreational sports facility sectors and corresponding warrant issuances.
  • Representation of a financial institution in connection with real estate mezzanine financing transactions and preferred equity issuances in the hotel, office and multi-family sectors.
  • Representation of a private equity firm in connection with various lending transactions for the purpose of intellectual property monetization.
  • Representation of a private equity firm portfolio company, as borrower, in connection with various equipment financing transactions and related matters.
  • Representation of banks and corporations in connection with various trade finance/supply chain transactions, including receivables purchase agreements, participation agreements and related transactions.
  • Representation of a large U.S. bank in connection with a $2.5 billion term repurchase agreement transaction.
  • Representation of a large U.S. bank in connection with over $4 billion in financing transactions to open and closed-end registered investment companies.
  • Representation of the U.S. branch of a Japanese bank in connection with various financing facilities to open and closed-end registered investment companies.
  • Representation of a large U.S. bank in connection with a $4 million revolving loan facility secured by hedge fund shares.
  • Representation of a large U.S. bank in connection with a $200 million letter of credit facility for a reinsurance company.
  • Representation of a Delaware licensed insurance company, as administrative agent and lender, in connection with acquisition financing in the form of a $100 million term loan facility and a $12.5 million revolving facility to an operating company subsidiary of a large U.S. private equity firm.
  • Representation of a large investment bank, as administrative agent and lender, in connection with a $30 million term margin loan facility.
  • Representation of a large U.S. bank in connection with various loan transactions to investment advisors secured by management fees.
  • Representation of a private equity firm in connection with a $30 million term loan facility to a used motor oil refinery company and further representation in connection with structured workout post default.
  • Representation of a large investment bank in connection with a $200 million oil and gas reserve based revolving loan facility and negotiation of related oil and gas hedging contracts.
  • Representation of a large U.S. bank in connection with a note purchase agreement secured by hedge fund shares.
  • Representation of a large investment bank in connection with a $15 million revolving margin loan facility.
  • Representation of a financial institution in connection with various mezzanine lending transactions and bridge loans, including mezzanine hotel development facilities.
  • Representation of the U.S. branch of a large French bank in connection with various receivables financing agreements covering contracts for the physical delivery of oil and gas.
  • Representation of a U.S. bank in connection with a financing transaction secured by life insurance policies.
  • Representation of a medical technology company in connection with a venture capital loan transaction.

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of New York
  • Member, Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas