Ralph P Dudziak has joined Loeb & Loeb’s Chicago office as a partner in the finance department.
His financing practice focuses on a wide array of matters for US and international institutions, including banks, leasing companies, investment banks, aircraft companies, insurance companies and other institutional investors.
He also has experience representing renewable energy developers, and domestic and foreign borrowers and lessees.
Dudziak will be a member of the firm’s energy practice group.
Most recently, Dudziak was a partner in the Chicago office of Foley & Lardner.
“With the addition of Ralph, Loeb & Loeb further expands its depth in the Chicago market as well as in finance, which has long been a core area of focus for the firm,” says Loeb & Loeb chairman Michael D. Beck. “Ralph’s expertise in the energy space also enhances the firm’s capabilities in this important industry sector. We are very pleased to have him come on board.”
Dudziak offers a broad range of transactional expertise, with a concentration on project finance, equipment finance and equipment leasing. In the energy sector, Dudziak represents lenders, investors, lessors, developers, manufacturers and government entities in the acquisition, divestiture, development and financing of power generation and other infrastructure facilities including solar, wind, biomass, hydro and other renewable energy projects. Additionally, Dudziak has worked extensively in complex equipment-based finance, including aircraft and rolling stock financings, transmission equipment financings, manufacturing equipment financings, and ECA supported financings of equipment, among other transactions.
Dudziak also regularly represents financial institutions, captive finance companies and other institutional investors as tax equity investors in sophisticated tax-advantaged equipment and energy transactions.
“Loeb & Loeb offers a strong national platform and expertise in a number of core areas that are very important to my client base,” says Dudziak. “I am pleased to bring my practice to the firm and look forward to working with such a sophisticated team.”