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Thomas A. Zimmer

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Thomas A. Zimmer has over 20 years of experience in domestic and cross-border equipment leasing and asset-based financing transactions, representing equity, debt and operators on a wide variety of transactions involving aircraft, rail, vessels and other equipment and facilities, including leveraged leases, operating leases, cross-border transactions, portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, warehouse financings, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

He also has extensive experience with respect to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and public-private partnerships.

Mr. Zimmer assists investors and companies in establishing operations, debt and equity financings, licensing and protection of intellectual property rights, stock options, employment agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate and contract negotiations. He represents foreign clients in establishing operations in the United States as well as U.S. companies establishing operations in foreign countries.

Mr. Zimmer has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Corporate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law from 2006–2015 and in 2017. Legal 500 United States recognized Mr. Zimmer in the Asset Finance and Leasing category in 2010, 2014 and 2017, he holds an “AV” Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell and he is listed in Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers and the “Corporate Counsel Edition” of Super Lawyers magazine.

Thomas A. Zimmer

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Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1978, Magna cum laude
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1975

Thomas A. Zimmer

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Bar Admissions

  • California, 1983
  • New York, 2015

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Aircraft Financing Subcommittee
  • American Bar Association Forum on Air and Space, Aircraft Finance and Contracts Division
  • American Bar Association Uniform Commercial Code Committee, Leasing Subcommittee
  • Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, former member of the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors and the Legal Committee
  • YMCA of San Francisco, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Member, International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT)