Vedder Price

Commercial Aviation Finance Vedder Service

Vedder Price’s Commercial Aviation Finance practice group has achieved global recognition and prominence representing a wide variety of clients worldwide, including airlines, operating lessors, commercial banks, investment banks, private equity funds, manufacturers and governmental agencies. Our commercial aviation finance lawyers form the core of the Global Transportation Finance team at Vedder Price, which Chambers Global has recognized as “one of the top law firms for Asset Finance in the world.”

Our attorneys are known worldwide for successfully representing clients in a broad variety of commercial aviation transactions, including single-investor operating leases, secured loans, U.S. leveraged leases, cross-border leases, back-leveraged operating leases, warehouse facilities, predelivery payment facilities and residual-value guaranties.

We also handle purchases and sales of single and multiple aircraft, engines and spare parts as well as general aviation equipment. The group also works with manufacturers, airlines and lessors on long-term arrangements, such as purchase agreements for new equipment (including manufacturer credit support) and technical agreements such as storage, general maintenance and freighter conversion contracts.

Vedder Price attorneys have the flexibility to work on transactions as straightforward as parts sales and as complex as multitranche debt facilities involving private and public financing sources with third-party credit support provided by both private and governmental entities. Our attorneys have worked on all major airline bankruptcies of the past 15 years and have extensive experience restructuring all types of transactions, both in and out of court, as well as enforcing lessor and lender remedies upon default.

 

Attorneys



Adam R. Beringer

Shareholder



John T. Bycraft

Shareholder



Andrew D. Ceppos

Associate



Mehtap Cevher Conti

Shareholder



Justine L. Chilvers

Associate



Natalie Chung

Solicitor



Daniel M. Cunix

Associate



Mark J. Ditto

Shareholder



Michael E. Draz

Shareholder



Max W. Fargotstein

Associate



Lev Gantly

Solicitor



Matthew W. Gaspari

Associate



Cameron A. Gee

Shareholder



Dean N. Gerber

Shareholder



Bill Gibson

Partner



David S. Golden

Counsel



Rebecca Green

Solicitor



Jillian S. Greenwald

Associate



Sarah M. Hasan

Associate



Gavin Hill

Partner



Elizabeth Z. Jiang

Associate



Philip Kaminski

Associate



Geoffrey R. Kass

Shareholder



Ji Woon Kim

Shareholder



Melissa W. Kopit

Associate



Jordan R. Labkon

Shareholder



Marcelle Lang

Associate



Alexander Losy

Solicitor



Claire Mathew

Counsel



Francis X. Nolan, III

Shareholder



John Pearson

Solicitor



Theresa Mary Peyton

Shareholder



Neil Poland

Partner



Dylan Potter

Partner



Rebecca M. Rigney

Associate



Ronald Scheinberg

Shareholder



Christopher A. Setteducati

Shareholder



Joseph Smith

Solicitor



Daniel L. Spivey

Associate



Raviv Surpin

Shareholder



Joel R. Thielen

Associate



Clay C. Thomas

Associate



Jeffrey T. Veber

Shareholder



Derek Watson

Partner



Brian D. Wendt

Associate



William R.C. Wyatt

Solicitor



Thomas A. Zimmer

Shareholder