Paul M. Roder

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Paul M. Roder is a partner in Moses & Singer's Banking and Finance practice group.  He represents money center banks and other financial institutions, both foreign and domestic, in a variety of financing transactions, including secured and unsecured lending and letter of credit transactions. 

Paul's clients often serve as lead agents and arrangers in syndicated credit facilities and he advises them in all aspects of such transactions, including the structuring, negotiating, and documenting thereof.  He regularly represents clients on extensions of credit to a range of borrowers, including public and private companies as well as investment funds, and in cross-border financings.  The collateral in these transactions runs the gamut from cash and marketable securities, to promises to contribute capital, equity interests, accounts receivable, and a host of other tangible and intangible assets. 

Paul has extensive experience with capital commitments and subscription finance (i.e., credit facilities secured by a collateral assignment of the rights to call for capital contributions from investors in investment funds).  He has represented money center banks as lead agents and arrangers in well over 100 syndicated subscription credit facilities.  These facilities include multi-fund, parallel fund, and master/feeder fund structures with sponsors primarily located in North America and Europe.  In addition, he represents clients in bilateral subscription credit facilities, hybrid subscription credit facilities (which include subscription collateral together with collateral from other asset classes), "after-care" credit facilities, and credit facilities secured by investment management fees and other rights to payment.  The borrowers are typically private equity funds, including real estate opportunity funds, leveraged buyout funds, distressed debt funds and mezzanine funds, and include funds from some of the premier sponsors in the industry.  

Paul also is actively involved in his group's letter of credit and trade finance practice.  He has significant experience in negotiating and documenting secured and unsecured letter of credit facilities, on both a syndicated or bilateral, and committed or uncommitted, basis.  These facilities involve standby, direct pay and commercial letters credit along with demand guarantees.  His work also involves the preparation of letter of credit-related forms, such as reimbursements agreements and letter of credit templates, and accounts receivable purchase agreements and other supply chain finance documentation.  In addition, he regularly reviews credit insurance policies for bank clients.  

Paul joined the firm in 1999 as an associate and became a partner in the firm's Banking and Finance practice group in 2007.

Paul is recognized as a Rising Star in the 2017 edition of the New York Metro Super Lawyers®.

Law School Activities/Honors
  • Syracuse Law Review (Article published: Note, American Asset Protection Trusts: Alaska and Delaware Move "Offshore" Trusts onto the Mainland, 49 Syracuse L. Rev. 1253 (1999))
  • Moot Court Honor Society
Professional Affiliations
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Member, Committee on Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws (2010 - 2013); Reporter for Committee report in respect of revised U.C.C. Article 7)
Biography

Paul M. Roder is a partner in Moses & Singer's Banking and Finance practice group.  He represents money center banks and other financial institutions, both foreign and domestic, in a variety of financing transactions, including secured and unsecured lending and letter of credit transactions. 

Paul's clients often serve as lead agents and arrangers in syndicated credit facilities and he advises them in all aspects of such transactions, including the structuring, negotiating, and documenting thereof.  He regularly represents clients on extensions of credit to a range of borrowers, including public and private companies as well as investment funds, and in cross-border financings.  The collateral in these transactions runs the gamut from cash and marketable securities, to promises to contribute capital, equity interests, accounts receivable, and a host of other tangible and intangible assets. 

Paul has extensive experience with capital commitments and subscription finance (i.e., credit facilities secured by a collateral assignment of the rights to call for capital contributions from investors in investment funds).  He has represented money center banks as lead agents and arrangers in well over 100 syndicated subscription credit facilities.  These facilities include multi-fund, parallel fund, and master/feeder fund structures with sponsors primarily located in North America and Europe.  In addition, he represents clients in bilateral subscription credit facilities, hybrid subscription credit facilities (which include subscription collateral together with collateral from other asset classes), "after-care" credit facilities, and credit facilities secured by investment management fees and other rights to payment.  The borrowers are typically private equity funds, including real estate opportunity funds, leveraged buyout funds, distressed debt funds and mezzanine funds, and include funds from some of the premier sponsors in the industry.  

Paul also is actively involved in his group's letter of credit and trade finance practice.  He has significant experience in negotiating and documenting secured and unsecured letter of credit facilities, on both a syndicated or bilateral, and committed or uncommitted, basis.  These facilities involve standby, direct pay and commercial letters credit along with demand guarantees.  His work also involves the preparation of letter of credit-related forms, such as reimbursements agreements and letter of credit templates, and accounts receivable purchase agreements and other supply chain finance documentation.  In addition, he regularly reviews credit insurance policies for bank clients.  

Paul joined the firm in 1999 as an associate and became a partner in the firm's Banking and Finance practice group in 2007.

Paul is recognized as a Rising Star in the 2017 edition of the New York Metro Super Lawyers®.

Law School Activities/Honors
  • Syracuse Law Review (Article published: Note, American Asset Protection Trusts: Alaska and Delaware Move "Offshore" Trusts onto the Mainland, 49 Syracuse L. Rev. 1253 (1999))
  • Moot Court Honor Society
Professional Affiliations
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Member, Committee on Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws (2010 - 2013); Reporter for Committee report in respect of revised U.C.C. Article 7)
Education
  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., cum laude)
  • Syracuse University (B.A., magna cum laude)
Bar/Court Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey