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Jonathan H. Bogaard

Shareholder

Jonathan H. Bogaard is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a founding 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 concentrates his practice in corporate and tax matters relating to equipment leasing and finance.

In 2001, Mr. Bogaard was named one of the leading aviation law practitioners worldwide by Airlines International and American Lawyer Media, and he was recognized as one of the world’s leading aviation lawyers by Euromoney’s Expert Guides “Aviation Guide” in 2013 and 2014. He also appeared in the 2008 edition of Who’s Who Legal and was ranked in Chambers USA’s Nationwide Transportation: Aviation: Finance category in 2010. Mr. Bogaard has also been selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in Secured Transactions from 2013 to 2016, and in Tax Law: Business from 2014 to 2016.

Mr. Bogaard has been extensively involved in various airline restructurings of aircraft finance transactions, including public-debt transactions, cross-border financings, leveraged leases, structured financings and manufacturer-supported financings. Mr. Bogaard has participated in financings involving aircraft valued at over $30 billion throughout his career, with significant exposure to foreign sales corporations and cross-border leasing. He also has significant experience in leasing transactions involving other types of equipment, including computers, trucks and medical and telephone equipment.

Mr. Bogaard provides advice in corporate reorganizations and restructurings, cross-border transactions, taxation of financial instruments, private placements, planning for closely held corporations, planning for the utilization of net operating loss carryovers, audits and controversies, and bankruptcy. He also handles accounting, original-issue discount and imputed-interest issues.

Mr. Bogaard has lectured at programs sponsored by the American Conference Institute, the Institute for International Research, the FSS/DISC Tax Association and numerous others. He has written for several publications, including the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) handbooks.

Jonathan H. Bogaard

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Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1981, with high distinction
  • University of Iowa, M.A., 1981
  • University of Iowa, B.B.A., 1978, with distinction

Jonathan H. Bogaard

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Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1981
  • Iowa, 1981

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1999

Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Taxation Section and Business Law Section, American Bar Association

Jonathan H. Bogaard

Shareholder

Jonathan H. Bogaard

Shareholder