Vedder Price

Adam R. Beringer

Shareholder

Adam R. Beringer is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Global Transportation Finance team.

In each year since 2014, Mr. Beringer has been recognized as one of the top aviation lawyers in the world by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides. In 2015 and 2017, Vedder Price was named Airline Economics Aviation 100 Law Firm of the Year.

With a focus on commercial aircraft finance, Mr. Beringer has significant experience representing operating lessors, commercial banks, finance companies, manufacturers, private equity funds, hedge funds and other aircraft investors in all manner of aircraft finance transactions, including portfolio securitizations and warehouse financings involving substantial commercial aircraft portfolios, Rule 144A capital markets transactions, M&A transactions, cross-border operating lease transactions, distressed-debt transactions involving debt secured by commercial aircraft portfolios, and numerous aircraft portfolio acquisition and disposition transactions. Mr. Beringer also has experience representing aircraft investors in bankruptcy proceedings involving several airlines, as well as investors and commercial banks in business aircraft finance transactions.

Prior to joining Vedder Price, Mr. Beringer served as general counsel to Q Aviation, a global aircraft operating lessor. At Q Aviation, Mr. Beringer advised senior management in the establishment of the company (from inception), the buildup of its initial $1.5 billion aircraft portfolio and the subsequent divestiture of that portfolio. In addition, Mr. Beringer had primary responsibility for all legal matters at Q Aviation and was also key in developing portfolio and risk management processes and procedures. With this background, Mr. Beringer is able to offer legal advice to aircraft investors that is both practical and based on real-world experience.

Mr. Beringer advises clients on various day-to-day matters, such as tax-based corporate structuring, aircraft and engine maintenance agreements, aircraft consignment agreements, aircraft modification and conversion agreements, aircraft servicing and management agreements, and aircraft and engine fund-style joint ventures, as well as general corporate and securities law matters.

Adam R. Beringer

Shareholder

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1999
  • University of Dayton, B.A., 1996, cum laude

Adam R. Beringer

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • New York

Affiliations

  • Member, International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT)
  • Member, American Bar Association