Richard M. Zucker

Chair, Financial Services

rzucker@stradley.com

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Richard Zucker

Overview

Richard Zucker serves as chair of the firm’s financial services practice group, which is comprised of the firm’s bankruptcy, workouts and creditors' rights; finance and restructuring; public finance; and structured finance practices.

In his practice, Rich represents banks, commercial finance companies, private credit funds and various other lenders in all aspects of commercial lending. His representations include asset-based financing; second-lien, mezzanine and other junior credit financing; real estate acquisition, development and construction financing; health care financing; general secured financing; and loan workouts. In addition, he represents clients in general business and real estate transactions.

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Representative Matters

Rich has represented:

  • a commercial finance company, as agent, in providing revolving and term financing to a company acquiring several skilled nursing facilities through asset purchase and operations transfer agreements
  • a private credit fund, as agent, in providing second-lien financing to a
    full-service marketing and search engine optimization company; the transaction included revolver, term and whole business securitization facilities

  • a bank, as agent, in providing term and revolving credit financing to major metropolitan print and online newspaper company

  • a bank, as agent, in providing financing for the construction and operation of a casino, hotel and convention center; the transaction included revolver, term and EB-5 program financing

  • a bank, as agent, in providing revolving, term, equipment and mortgage financing to one of the United States’ largest distributors of refrigeration, air conditioning and heating parts’ equipment

  • a bank, as agent, in providing financing to a global supplier of equipment and systems for the nuclear, solar, geothermal and fossil power generation industry; the transaction included a domestic, revolving credit facility and a bank guarantee facility for the construction of a project in Europe

  • a bank providing revolving credit financing to a company engaged in the purchase of structured settlements

  • a bank providing revolving credit financing to a company engaged in the purchase of tax lien certificates

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Credentials

Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
Education
  • J.D., Widener University School of Law
  • B.S., Arizona State University
Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity

Speaking Engagements

  • Richard has presented seminars on secured lending and loan documentation issues to numerous financial institutions.
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Recognition

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, banking and finance in Pennsylvania
    • Chambers noted that clients gave “praise for his experience and his ability to appreciate and understand the nuances of financial transactions”

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