Vedder Price

John T. Bycraft

Shareholder

Jack Bycraft is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Global Transportation Finance team.

He has extensive experience representing borrowers, issuers, servicers, lenders and underwriters in structured finance transactions relating to portfolios of rolling stock and commercial aircraft.

Additionally, Mr. Bycraft represents equity investors, private placement lenders and lessees in U.S. and cross-border leveraged and single-investor lease financings involving rolling stock, aircraft, telecommunications equipment and other machinery and equipment. He has significant experience in a variety of other loan and lease structures.

Mr. Bycraft authored "Single-Purpose Entities and Independent Directors: Does the General Growth Ruling Change Structured Finance?," which appeared in National Law Review.

In 2017 and 2018, Chambers Global recognized Mr. Bycraft as a notable practioner in the Rail: Finance category. In 2018 and 2019, the Legal 500 United States recognized Mr. Bycraft in the Transport: Aviation and Air Travel—Finance and Transport: Rail and Road—Finance categories, and in 2019 he was listed as one of the elite Legal 500 United States Leading Lawyers in the category of Transport: Rail and Road – Finance. In 2015, Mr. Bycraft was recognized by the Legal 500 United States in the Finance—Asset Finance and Leasing category, and praised for his “excellent market knowledge and experience." Mr. Bycraft has been selected by his peers from 2013 to 2019 as a Leading Lawyer in Aviation and Secured Transactions.

John T. Bycraft

Shareholder

Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1992
  • Santa Clara University, B.S., 1989, cum laude

John T. Bycraft

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • New York