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Vedder Price is pleased to announce that Michael E. Draz and Christopher A. Setteducati, Associates on the Global Transportation Finance team, were recently included in the inaugural edition of Legal Media Group’s Rising Stars 2015 in the Aviation category.

The Rising Stars guide represents a listing of the brightest and most talented upcoming practitioners in the area of business law and related practices. Rising Stars are classified as energetic, professional and skillful attorneys who have already demonstrated their abilities in recent notable transactions.

Mr. Draz focuses his practice in aircraft, railcar and general equipment finance. He counsels and represents lenders, borrowers, lessors, lessees, equity participants and other financiers in a variety of transactions including operating leases, structured financings, secured loans and portfolio acquisitions and divestitures.

Mr. Setteducati’s practice is focused on aircraft and other commercial finance matters. He represents lenders and borrowers in various equipment financing transactions, including back-leveraged and aircraft lease portfolio facilities, mortgage financings, U.S. Ex-Im Bank-supported financings, EETCs and leveraged leases. He is also experienced in other secured and unsecured lending transactions, such as acquisition financings, asset-based working capital facilities and investment-grade loans.

A part of Euromoney, an international publications and industry information corporation, Legal Media Group's Expert Guides series provides authoritative coverage of the global legal market and is a preeminent resource for corporate heads and in-house counsel worldwide. For the Rising Stars edition of these guides, over 10,000 questionnaires were sent to senior practitioners asking them to nominate exceptional individuals.


Michael E. Draz


Christopher A. Setteducati