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Kevin A. MacLeod

Shareholder

Head of the New York Capital Markets Group

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Kevin A. MacLeod

Shareholder

Head of the New York Capital Markets Group

Kevin MacLeod is the Head of the New York Capital Markets group at Vedder Price and a Shareholder in the firm's Corporate practice area.

He primarily advises clients on capital markets transactions and other securities law matters. He has advised both issuers and underwriters on more than 200 securities offerings with aggregate proceeds in excess of $70 billion.

Mr. MacLeod centers his practice on offerings of debt and equity securities, particularly related to the aviation and satellite industries. Many transactions he has worked on have been recognized as “deals of the year” by industry publications.

He has extensive experience with enhanced equipment trust certificates (EETCs), aviation asset securitizations, investment grade and high yield notes (secured and unsecured) and Ex-Im Bank guaranteed notes. Mr. MacLeod has also advised clients on IPOs, secondary equity offerings, the U.S. tender offer rules and liability management matters, including tender offers and consent solicitations.

In 2017, he was recommended by The Legal 500 United States guide in the Finance—Asset Finance and Leasing category. Before joining Vedder Price, Mr. MacLeod was a special counsel at the New York office of an AM Law 50 firm. Mr. MacLeod graduated from McGill University’s Faculty of Law and was Editor-in-Chief of the McGill Law Journal.

Kevin A. MacLeod

Shareholder

Head of the New York Capital Markets Group

Experience

  • Represented the sponsor and issuer in a Rule 144/Reg S offering of $311 million of equipment contract backed note

  • Represented an aircraft asset manager as issuer in a Rule 144A/Reg S offering of $1.0 billion of unsecured notes

  • Represented the initial purchasers in a Rule 144A/Reg S offering of $251 million of asset-backed notes to finance the purchase of a portfolio of 18 aircraft

  • Represented the placement agent in a private placement of $66 million of notes secured by aircraft-backed loans borrowed by an airline

  • Represented the sponsor and borrower of $916 million of asset-backed loans to finance the purchase of a portfolio of 52 aircraft and one engine

  • Represented the sponsor and issuer in a Rule 144A/Reg S offering of $229 million of equipment contract backed notes

  • Represented the underwriters in a registered EETC offering of $1.1 billion to finance 22 aircraft

  • Represented the underwriters in a first-time Rule 144A/Reg S offering of $300 million of high yield notes by a private aviation company

  • Represented the underwriters in a Rule 144A/Reg S EETC offering of $1.0 billion for a first-time airline issuer

  • Represented issuers of notes backed by aircraft portfolios in connection with corporate governance and periodic reporting mattersRepresented a helicopter operator and manufacturer in its IPO

Kevin A. MacLeod

Shareholder

Head of the New York Capital Markets Group

Education

  • McGill University, LL.B./B.C.L., 2003, (Honours), with distinction
  • Concordia University, B.A., 1998

Kevin A. MacLeod

Shareholder

Head of the New York Capital Markets Group

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2004

Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association 
  • Member, International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT)

Kevin A. MacLeod

Shareholder

Head of the New York Capital Markets Group