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



Laura Bond

Associate



John T. Bycraft

Shareholder



Ryan Cheung

Solicitor



Natalie Chung

Solicitor



Daniel M. Cunix

Associate



Mark J. Ditto

Shareholder



Michael E. Draz

Shareholder



Lev Gantly

Solicitor



Cameron A. Gee

Shareholder



Joshua D. Gentner

Shareholder



Dean N. Gerber

Shareholder



Bill Gibson

Partner



Georgia Harris

Solicitor



Sarah M. Hasan

Associate



Gavin Hill

Partner



Philip Kaminski

Associate



Geoffrey R. Kass

Shareholder



Ji Woon Kim

Shareholder



Jordan R. Labkon

Shareholder



Marcelle Lang

Associate



Alexander Losy

Solicitor



John Pearson

Solicitor



Neil Poland

Partner



Dylan Potter

Partner



Ryan P. Prindle

Associate



Ronald Scheinberg

Shareholder



Joseph Smith

Solicitor



Raviv Surpin

Shareholder



Joel R. Thielen

Associate



Clay C. Thomas

Associate



Jeffrey T. Veber

Shareholder



Derek Watson

Partner



Brian D. Wendt

Associate



Thomas A. Zimmer

Shareholder