Richard Shutran


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Richard Shutran counsels private and public companies, investment funds and financial institutions with respect to mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance and project finance matters, and restructurings and reorganizations, with an emphasis on energy, transportation and other infrastructure businesses.

Rich is fluent in Spanish and has extensive experience in transactions in Latin America. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America as a leader in Project Finance, is regularly recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, and was recently recognized in 2017 by The Legal 500 US for his work in Energy: Renewable/Alternative.

Honors & Awards

  • Named a Top Tier Lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business — Nationwide Projects (2012-2017)
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 US - Energy: Renewable/Alternative (2017)
  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America - Project Finance Law
  • Named a “Super Lawyer” for Business/Corporate in a survey conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc. (2006-2014)


Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York


  • New York University, J.D.,1978: cum laude
  • Trinity College, B.A., 1974

Professional Activities


  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Upstate New York Power Producers, Inc. with respect to its sale of Somerset Operating Company and Cayuga Operating Company
  • SteelRiver Infrastructure Fund North America with respect to its acquisition of Equitable Gas Distribution and merger of Equitable with Peoples Natural Gas and related financings
  • SteelRiver Infrastructure Fund North America with respect to its acquisition of Peoples Natural Gas and acquisition of TW Phillips Gas and Oil and related financings
  • SteelRiver Infrastructure Fund North America with respect to its acquisition of Patriot Rail Corp. and related financing
  • Entegra Power Group with respect to the restructuring of $1.8 billion of secured indebtedness through a pre-negotiated Chapter 11 plan of reorganization