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.
I represent corporate trustees in all aspects of their business, assisting in the creation, administration and dissolution of all 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 months, I’ve participated in the pre-market warehousing and subsequent issuance of several billion dollars of securities in new CLO deals for one trustee, while at the same time assisting another as trustee for more than $10 billion of new issuances in the Ginnie Mae REMIC program.
I also represent and advise 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. Most recently, my team successfully defended nine sets of co-issuer defendants in a $100 million securities fraud case brought in Tennessee state court.
I see an increasingly hostile environment for fiduciaries in today’s global markets. I focus on helping my clients achieve their business objectives safely.
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 Industry Group.
Ripley is an elected trustee and current chair of the Squirrel Island Library; a past director and president of the Squirrel Island Association (President 2013–2015), and a current director and past president (2013–2015) of the Massachusetts Squash Racquets Association.
Ripley has also held public office as a member and chair of the Town of Weston, Massachusetts, Board of Selectmen (1997–2003), Finance Committee (1995–1996) and School Committee (1985–1994), and served as clerk of the First Parish Church in Weston from 2007 to 2016.