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Vedder Price is pleased to announce that the firm has been named the “Law Firm of the Year” at the 2017 Aviation 100 Global Leaders Awards, presented by Airline Economics on January 16, 2017 in Dublin. This distinction is based upon a vote of thousands of industry participants and is awarded based on the number and value of deals worked on by the firm, its roster of aviation clients and the overall strength of its Global Transportation Finance team. This is the second time in three years that Vedder Price has received this distinction.

Vedder Price also was recognized for its role in the Labrador Aviation Finance Asset Backed Securitization (ABS), which was named the 2017 Editor’s Deal of the Year. The firm served as counsel to Korea Investment Management Co. (KIM) and Meritz Securities USA, Inc. in this groundbreaking ABS transaction, which marked the first time equity securities in an aircraft ABS structure were sold into the Korean markets.

Shareholder Geoffrey R. Kass accepted the award on behalf of the team and Vedder Price. “We are honored to receive the ‘Law Firm of the Year’ recognition together with acknowledgment of the key role our team played in the Editor’s Deal of the Year,” said Kass. Dean Gerber, Chair of the firm’s Global Transportation Finance Team added, “These achievements were made possible through the creativity and passion that our hardworking lawyers use every day to provide high-quality service to our many clients.”

The Aviation 100 annually recognizes the year’s most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry and ranks the top 10 performers in each category, with the winner receiving a coveted outstanding achievement award.


Geoffrey R. Kass