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 A client admires the firm's "very responsive, quick and high-quality service," going on to highlight the firm's "seamless multijurisdictional team."

Work highlights Assisted Ethiopian Airlines with a $700 million Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium supported financing for five Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Notable practitioners

Mark Lessard enjoys a strong market reputation, with interviewees describing him as a "really knowledgeable and very pragmatic" lawyer. He advises international financiers, airlines and lessors on a wide range of acquisitions, capital markets transactions and JOLCO financings as well as fund formations.