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Clay C. Thomas

Shareholder

*Admitted to practice only in Illinois and New York and is supervised by Vedder Price (CA) LLP attorneys licensed in the state of California.

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Clay C. Thomas

Shareholder

*Admitted to practice only in Illinois and New York and is supervised by Vedder Price (CA) LLP attorneys licensed in the state of California.

Clay C. Thomas is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the Global Transportation Finance team, whose performance led Vedder Price to be named Airline Economics Aviation 100 Law Firm of the Year in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

He was also among those advising on the $1.2 billion asset backed securitization transaction selected as the 2015 North America Deal of the Year by Airfinance Journal.

Mr. Thomas counsels a variety of clients including borrowers, lenders, lessors, lessees and equity investors engaged in debt, equity and lease financing transactions. He focuses his practice on the aviation and rail industries and has represented clients engaged in U.S. and cross-border sale, lease and financing transactions, including aircraft and rolling stock portfolio acquisitions, sale-leaseback transactions, operating leases, export credit agency supported financings, mortgage financings, pooled collateral/warehouse loan facilities and securitizations.

In 2017 and 2018, Mr. Thomas was selected for inclusion in Euromoney’s LMG Rising Stars Expert Guide for Aviation. The Legal 500 United States guide has also recommended him in the Transport: Aviation and Air Travel—Finance and Transport: Rail and Road—Finance categories since 2019.  Mr. Thomas was also recognized by Leading Lawyers as an Emerging Lawyer in the category of Secured Transactions Law. Prior to joining Vedder Price, Mr. Thomas, also a certified public accountant, served as a tax accountant in a public accounting firm concentrating on corporate, partnership and international taxation matters.

Clay C. Thomas

Shareholder

*Admitted to practice only in Illinois and New York and is supervised by Vedder Price (CA) LLP attorneys licensed in the state of California.

Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2009, cum laude
  • University of Texas at Arlington, M.A., 2004
  • Oklahoma State University, B.S., 2001

Clay C. Thomas

Shareholder

*Admitted to practice only in Illinois and New York and is supervised by Vedder Price (CA) LLP attorneys licensed in the state of California.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2009
  • New York, 2015

Clay C. Thomas

Shareholder

*Admitted to practice only in Illinois and New York and is supervised by Vedder Price (CA) LLP attorneys licensed in the state of California.