Vedder Price

Transportation: Aviation: Finance Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Acclaimed group skilled in an array of aviation finance matters including single-investor operating leases, progress payment facilities and secured loans. Particularly noted for work with export credit agency-based financing transactions. Regularly represents aircraft operating lessors, manufacturers and financial institutions, as well as airlines and commercial banks.

Strengths The team is admired by clients for its "pragmatism, commercial mindedness and application of the right level of expertise to different projects."

Further interviewees say: "It is very helpful that they can bring in resources from across their office network."

A client praises the team's "knowledge of the aviation industry, responsiveness to questions, and timely turnaround of documents."

Work highlights Represented BBAM Aircraft Leasing & Management on the $8 billion acquisition of 132 Airbus narrowbody aircraft from AirAsia, including an option for the purchase of an additional 50 aircraft.

Notable practitioners

Adam Beringer "has excellent experience," according to a client, who also commends him as "very pragmatic and commercially minded."  He regularly advises leading investors and aircraft leasing companies on acquisitions and securitizations.

Cameron Gee is "commercially astute and knows how to support his clients," according to interviewees. He is also described by clients as "responsive, timely on document turns and very knowledgeable." He handles a range of lease, securitization and insurance-linked financings.

Geoffrey Kass handles high-value aircraft acquisitions and asset-backed securitizations, including for private equity and leasing companies. Interviewees report: "He is a real resource for complex portfolio transactions and is able to give both legal and commercial guidance."

Clients indicate that Jeffrey Veber "has a quick grasp of topics, is easy to work with" and "segregates legal and commercial issues very well, focusing on the right points." He advises investment companies and banks on a range of aviation deals, including loan facilities and leases.

Ronald Scheinberg is described by a client as "one of the godfathers of the asset finance world." He acts for leading global banks on sophisticated aircraft financings.