What the team is known for
Vedder Price has a highly experienced US asset finance practice with recognisable strengths in both aviation and rail finance. Also noted for expertise in Europe and Asia via its London and Singapore offices. The firm offers:
• Extensive experience representing airlines, lessors and financial institutions.
• Expert advice on an array of multi-jurisdictional aviation portfolio transactions, asset-backed securitisations and government-supported JOLCO financings.
"They are a very strong team with good-quality lawyers doing good-quality work," a client comments.
Another source says: "They have an extremely strong practice in the US for both rail and aviation."
London-based Gavin Hill
regularly advises clients on financings, leasings and the sale and acquisition of aircraft. An impressed interviewee remarks: "He is a pleasure to work with, very knowledgeable and very, very pragmatic."
is regarded as "a great lawyer with real expertise in aviation."
Based in Chicago, Kass chairs the firm's global transportation finance team and regularly represents borrowers, lenders and lessors in various asset finance matters.
is praised by market sources for his strength advising on aviation finance matters. Based in New York, he regularly advises banks, leasing companies and investors on a wide range of financing and leasing transactions.
is considered "a standout name in the asset finance world"
by sources, who also remark: "He is a fantastic lawyer and a leading light on the bank side of aviation deals."
Based in New York, he is highly regarded for his wealth of expertise representing banks, lessors and insurance companies on aviation finance transactions.