Vedder Price

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 securities law matters.

Mr. MacLeod has advised issuers, underwriters and investors in relation to more than 200 securities offerings with aggregate proceeds in excess of $75 billion, particularly involving issuers in the aviation industry or the financial and industrials sectors.  Many of these transactions were recognized as “deals of the year” by industry publications.

Mr. MacLeod advises clients on public offerings, 144A/Reg S offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities and compliance with US Federal securities laws, including the US Securities Act of 1933, the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 and related rules and regulations.

He has extensive experience with corporate debt offerings and structured finance matters.  In aviation, he often advises on ABS transactions, investment grade and high yield notes (secured and unsecured) and enhanced equipment trust certificates (EETCs).  Mr. MacLeod has also advised clients on IPOs, secondary equity offerings, tender offers, consent solicitations and other liability management matters.

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 where he was Editor-in-Chief of the McGill Law Journal.

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

Kevin A. MacLeod

Shareholder

Head of the New York Capital Markets Group

Kevin A. MacLeod

Shareholder

Head of the New York Capital Markets Group

Kevin A. MacLeod

Shareholder

Head of the New York Capital Markets Group

Experience

  • Represented an aircraft asset manager as issuer in Rule 144A/Reg S offerings of investment grade unsecured notes aggregating more than $3 billion

  • Represented the initial purchasers in a Rule 144A/Reg S offering of $429 million of notes secured by a portfolio of 19 aircraft

  • Represented investors in a private placement of secured notes by an airline

  • Represented an airline issuer in connection with its tender offer and consent solicitation for its high yield notes

  • Represented an aircraft lessor in its private placement of unsecured notes

  • Represented an alternative investment firm in its purchase of equity certificates related to a portfolio of 17 aircraft

  • Represented an investment management firm in its purchase of equity certificates related to a portfolio of 25 aircraft

  • Represented an investment manager in secondary trading of aircraft ABS notes

  • Represented the issuer in its private placement of notes secured by railcars

  • 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 issuer in a Rule 144/Reg S offering of $311 million securitization of equipment contract backed 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 underwriters in a registered EETC offering of $1.1 billion to finance 22 aircraft

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