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Dean N. Gerber

Shareholder

Member, Board of Directors
Vice Chair, Executive Committee
Chair, Global Transportation Finance Team

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Dean N. Gerber

Shareholder

Member, Board of Directors
Vice Chair, Executive Committee
Chair, Global Transportation Finance Team

Dean N. Gerber is the Chair of the Global Transportation Finance team at Vedder Price and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.

Mr. Gerber is regularly named one of the top aviation lawyers in the world by Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides, including in the “Best of the Best,” “Best of the Best USA” and “Aviation” categories, and he is routinely recognized by the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers as one of the most highly regarded individuals in the world in aviation. In 2016, Mr. Gerber was ranked in Chambers USA’s Nationwide Transportation: Aviation: Finance and Illinois Banking & Finance categories, as well as in Chambers Global’s Aviation Finance category. He was also included in the elite Leading Lawyers list for the Finance—Asset Finance and Leasing category in 2016 by Legal 500 United States and has been annually selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2008. In 2015, Mr. Gerber was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois.

Under Mr. Gerber’s leadership of the Global Transportation Finance team, Vedder Price was again named Airline Economics Aviation 100 Law Firm of the Year in 2017.

Mr. Gerber has extensive experience representing lessees, equity participants, lenders, credit enhancers, underwriters, governmental agencies and others on various aspects of aircraft finance. He regularly acts for parties involved in securitizations (including EETCs and pass-through certificates), operating leasing, mortgage and synthetic lease financings, cross-border leasing, leveraged leasing, government-supported financings, manufacturer-supported financings, bankruptcies, restructurings and workouts as well as purchase, maintenance and conversion agreements. He also has participated significantly in the development and structuring of financings involving export credit agencies.

Mr. Gerber, also a certified public accountant, is a frequent speaker at air finance conferences and legal forums, and he has authored numerous articles on equipment finance-related topics.

Dean N. Gerber

Shareholder

Member, Board of Directors
Vice Chair, Executive Committee
Chair, Global Transportation Finance Team

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1985, cum laude (Distinguished Alumni Award, 2015)
  • University of Delaware, B.S., 1982, magna cum laude
  • Certified Public Accountant

Dean N. Gerber

Shareholder

Member, Board of Directors
Vice Chair, Executive Committee
Chair, Global Transportation Finance Team

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1985

Affiliations

  • Chair, Legal Advisory Panel, Aviation Working Group
  • Director and Officer, International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT)
  • Adjunct Professor, DePaul University College of Law

Dean N. Gerber

Shareholder

Member, Board of Directors
Vice Chair, Executive Committee
Chair, Global Transportation Finance Team

Dean N. Gerber

Shareholder

Member, Board of Directors
Vice Chair, Executive Committee
Chair, Global Transportation Finance Team