Richard G. Madris | New York | Hogan Lovells

Richard G. Madris

Partner Corporate & Finance


Richard G. Madris
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Richard Madris is one of the leading infrastructure fund lawyers in the United States. According to Chambers, clients note Richard is “a real shining star.”

He represents some of the largest infrastructure and real asset managers in their most complex and high-profile funds and transactions.  

He advises clients on fund formation and investments and is well-known for creating JP Morgan’s Infrastructure Investments Fund, a leading open-end global infrastructure fund. Richard has helped his clients acquire or sell interests in more than US$25 billion of privately held investments in the infrastructure sector, and is an authority on open-end infrastructure and real assets funds in the U.S.

Richard’s recent experience includes the formation of multiple open-end and closed-end real asset funds, including for infrastructure, energy, real estate and private equity; the creation of social infrastructure funds and funds for renewables and carbon credits; the formation of distribution funds on behalf of Citibank; serving as counsel to multiple asset managers with respect to platform issues; guiding multiple acquisitions and financings of infrastructure assets on behalf of JPMorgan IIF and other asset managers; subscription line and fund financings; management team compensation matters; fund restructurings and GP-led transactions; and structuring investments and joint ventures for renewable portfolios,  transportation and water assets. 

Richard has advised a variety of LPs and investors in their investment strategies, fund investments, direct investments, and co-investments. He also structures complicated cross-border investments with fund consortium members from multiple countries.  

He advises private investment funds in both their formation and investment stages. He has experience with M&A, restructurings and securities offerings. Richard is often involved in structuring complex and innovative transactions, including developing new products. 

Representative experience

Creation of JPMorgan’s Infrastructure Investments Fund.*

Multiple U.S. and non-U.S. acquisitions and financings of infrastructure assets on behalf of JPMorgan IIF.*

Formation of multiple open-end and closed-end real asset funds, including for infrastructure, energy, real estate and private equity.*

Fund formation for Citibank.*

CalPERS Real Assets Partnership Counsel.*

Sale of Ridgewood Infrastructure’s interest in Neptune Regional Transmission System.*

Creation of renewable energy funds.*

Qualified Opportunity Zone funds.*

Formation of co-investment vehicles to invest in infrastructure assets.*

Investments in wind farm portfolios.*

Acquisition of U.S. power plant portfolios.*

Sale of Veolia Environment’s North American Waste-to-Energy business.*

Acquisition of Cairns and Mackay Airports in Australia.*

Redevelopment of South Brooklyn Marine Terminal.*

Structuring acquisitions of seaports.*

Representing acquirers of toll roads, municipal parking facilities, and other transportation assets.*

Acquisition of SouthWest Water Company in a going-private transaction.*

Joint ventures and consortium transactions.*

Private funds and asset management matters on behalf of sponsors, investors and management teams.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • J.D., The University of Chicago Law School, cum laude, 1994
  • B.S., Cornell University, cum laude, 1991
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • New York


Award for Infrastructure Funds Lawyer of the Year


Global Award for “Fund Formation within Infrastructure”


Nationally Recommended

The Legal 500 United States for Private Funds

Nationally recommended

The Legal 500 United States for Energy Transactions

Highly Regarded

IFLR1000 for M&A and Project Finance

Leading Lawyer – Highly Regarded

IFLR1000 for Private Equity Funds