Vedder Price

Jordan R. Labkon


Jordan R. Labkon is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the Global Transportation Finance team.

He advises lenders, borrowers, lessees, equity participants and others in a variety of equipment finance matters in the transportation industry. This includes U.S.-based and cross-border leveraged leases, tax-motivated structured financings, secured loan and mortgage financings, operating lease financings, and asset purchase and sale transactions involving commercial aircraft and rolling stock. He also has experience in corporate and private aircraft financings, leases, purchases and sales, fractional-interest transactions and like-kind exchanges.

Mr. Labkon represented a U.S.-based commercial airline in restructuring its entire operating lease aircraft fleet, and he has advised aircraft lessors and lenders in connection with lease and loan restructurings involving airlines in numerous jurisdictions worldwide.

Mr. Labkon frequently publishes and speaks at aviation industry conferences on issues related to environmental sustainability and emissions regulation and trading.

In 2012 and 2013, Mr. Labkon was nominated by his clients as a BTI Consulting Client Service All-Star, in recognition of the “practical advice, business savvy and creative, effective solutions” he regularly provides to them. Vedder Price was named Airline Economics “Aviation 100 Law Firm of the Year” in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

Jordan R. Labkon



  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1995, with honors
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1992, cum laude

Jordan R. Labkon


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1995

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1995


  • Member, Aircraft Finance Subcommittee, American Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Decalogue Society of Lawyers
  • Member, International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT)
  • Adjunct Professor, DePaul University College of Law