Michael E. Draz is an Associate at Vedder Price. He is a member of the firm’s Global Transportation Finance team and focuses his practice in aircraft, railcar and general equipment finance. He counsels and represents lenders, borrowers, lessors, lessees, equity participants and other financiers in a variety of transactions including operating leases, structured financings, secured loans and portfolio acquisitions and divestitures.
Prior to joining Vedder Price, Mr. Draz was an associate with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he represented business clients and investors in complex transactions including financing transactions, asset acquisitions and mergers ranging from several million dollars to over $1 billion.
In 2015 and 2016, Mr. Draz was selected for inclusion in Euromoney’s LMG Rising Stars Expert Guide: Aviation.
Mr. Draz is conversant in Polish and Spanish.