Vedder Price

Mark J. Ditto

Shareholder

Mark J. Ditto is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the Global Transportation Finance team.

Mr. Ditto represents operating lessors, commercial banks, finance companies, private equity firms, and hedge funds in complex commercial aircraft and high-value equipment transactions, including securitizations and warehouse financings, Rule 144A and Regulation S capital markets offerings, including those involving syndicated equity, joint ventures, cross-border operating and finance leases, ECA financings, distressed-debt trades and workouts, and the establishment of offshore leasing platforms. Mr. Ditto also has experience in manufacturing facility financings, including those in the steel, timber, chemical, distribution, and water treatment industries.  He advises clients on various day-to-day matters such as tax-based corporate structuring, consignment arrangements, servicing and management agreements, and general corporate and securities law matters as well. Mr. Ditto has been involved in several pro bono matters representing political asylum clients from Darfur, the Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, and Tibet.

Mr. Ditto was recognized by Legal 500 United States in the Transport: Aviation and Air Travel—Finance category in 2018. Also in 2018, he was named “Best in Aviation” at Euromoney LMG’s inaugural Americas Rising Star Awards, which celebrates rising attorneys under the age of 40 across a number of practice areas.  In 2016, 2017, and 2018, he was selected for inclusion in Euromoney LMG’s Rising Stars Expert Guide for Aviation.  He recognized as an Emerging Lawyer in the Corporate Finance Law and Secured Transactions Law categories by Leading Lawyers in 2017 and 2018.  Finally, Mr. Ditto was recognized as an Emerging Lawyer in Chicago Lawyer Magazine in 2016 and 2017. In 2015 and 2017, Vedder Price was named Airline Economics Aviation 100 Law Firm of the Year.

Mark J. Ditto

Shareholder

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2007, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • DePauw University, B.A., 2004, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Mark J. Ditto

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2007

Affiliations

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

Mark J. Ditto

Shareholder

  • Past Events

    1. September 9, 2016 | Seminar
    2. September 18, 2015 | Seminar