Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Transportation: Aviation: Finance Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Experienced in debt financing, leasing, aerospace procurements and corporate transactions in the aviation industry. Clients include USA-based and international airlines, liquidity providers and rating agencies. Areas of expertise include ECA financings and cross-border leasings. Also offers services related to lease portfolio securitizations.

Strengths Commentators remark: "The firm has been doing this for a long time and it knows what it is doing."

Work highlights Advised Mizuho Securities on its $379 million asset-backed securitization for Dubai Aerospace Enterprise in connection to a portfolio of 18 aircraft on lease to airlines in 13 jurisdictions.

Notable practitioners

A source describes Mark Lessard as a "super lawyer and a terrific guy," while another remarks: "He is very practical, efficient and certainly an expert in his field." His highly acclaimed practice sees him advise on acquisitions, fund formation and capital markets transactions.