Ron Gross has more than 20 years of experience in securitizations and other complex structured finance transactions with a particular emphasis on the securitization of esoteric assets, including intellectual property and other intangible assets. He also has significant experience representing financial institutions as purchasers, liquidity providers, and underwriters in connection with investments in various classes of preferred shares issued by closed-end mutual funds. Additionally, Ron has been heavily involved in the structuring and documentation of municipal securities structured products (tender option bonds).
Ron's representative transactions include representing Church's Chicken in a whole-business securitization transaction in the franchised restaurant sector; representing Sprint Corporation in connection with its $1.1 billion mobile wireless handset device sale and lease-back transaction and a $3.5 billion wireless spectrum securitization transaction; representing OUTFRONT Media in a $100 million trade receivables securitization; representing Citibank, Société Générale, The Toronto-Dominion Bank, and Morgan Stanley as liquidity providers, purchasers, and underwriters in connection with the issuance by mutual funds of variable rate demand preferred (VRDP) shares, variable rate municipal term preferred (VMTP) shares, and institutional munifund term preferred (iMTP) shares; and advising several of the largest U.S. money market funds in connection with investments in tender option bonds (TOBs).
Ron is on the Law Firm Advisory Board of the Working Group on Legal Opinions of the American Bar Association and serves as co-chair of Jones Day's Firmwide Legal Opinions Committee.
Ron was named a 2018 Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting.
- The George Washington University (J.D. 1986; Order of the Coif-Class Rank 1/386; Editor-in-Chief, Law Review); Michigan State University (Ph.D. 1981; M.S. 1980); Boston University (B.S. 1977; Phi Beta Kappa)
- Maryland and New York