Ripley Hastings

Ripley Hastings practices in the securitization industry, representing corporate trustees and other market participants in a wide range of transactions and conflicts. Ripley has a general background in corporate and business law, including corporate finance, securities law and business litigation at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal court.

What do you focus on?

Corporate Trustees

I represent corporate trustees in all aspects of their business, assisting in the creation, administration, and dissolution of traditional and non-traditional corporate trust products; developing clear and protective documentation for the trustee role; and defending trustee institutions from inappropriate risk. In the past few years, I’ve participated in the pre-market warehousing and subsequent issuance of several billion dollars of securities in new CLO, agency, and corporate debt issuances.


In recent years, I have also represented and advised special purpose, off-shore, and on-shore issuers and co-issuers in the structured finance and insurance-linked securities markets with respect to disputes arising from the issuance, sale, and administration of structured and insurance-linked products, including securities litigation filed in New York, Tennessee, and Florida.

What do you see on the horizon?

I see an increasingly complex environment for fiduciaries in today’s global markets. I focus on helping my clients achieve their business objectives safely.


Ripley Hastings



Phone: 617-345-1130

Fax: 866-244-1529

University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., with honors

Yale College, B.A., cum laude



Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated

Ripley is a member of the Maine and Massachusetts bar associations, the American Bankers Association, and the Structured Finance Association.

Ripley is the elected town moderator for the Town of Weston, Massachusetts, where he has served previously as a member and chair of the Town’s Board of Selectmen (1997–2003), Finance Committee (1995–1996) and School Committee (1985–1994), and as clerk of the First Parish Church in Weston (2007–2016).

Ripley also serves currently as Chair of the Board of Overseers of the Squirrel Island Village Corporation, and is a past trustee and chair of the Squirrel Island Library (2007–2012), and a past director and president of the Squirrel Island Association (President 2013–2015).

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