Vedder Price

Clay C. Thomas

Associate

Clay C. Thomas is an Associate 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 and 2017.

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.

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

Associate

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

Associate

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2009
  • New York, 2015

Clay C. Thomas

Associate