Vedder Price

Michael E. Draz

Shareholder

Michael E. Draz is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Global Transportation Finance Team.

Mr. Draz focuses on aircraft and railcar finance and has significant experience representing commercial banks, operating lessors, finance companies, manufacturers, private equity funds, hedge funds and other investors in a variety of financing structures, including securitizations, warehouse loan facilities and other structured financings, cross-border operating leases, leveraged leases and portfolio acquisitions and divestitures.

Mr. Draz was selected for inclusion in Euromoney’s LMG Rising Stars Expert Guide: Aviation from 2015 to 2017. In addition, he was selected as an Illinois Emerging Lawyer in 2016 and 2017.

Mr. Draz is conversant in Polish and Spanish.

 

 

 

 

Michael E. Draz

Shareholder

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2008, magna cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2005

Michael E. Draz

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2008
  • New York, 2016

Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association, Aircraft Financing Subcommittee
  • Member, Illinois Legal Aid Online Young Professionals Board

Michael E. Draz

Shareholder