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Bo Strauss is a member of Taylor English’s Corporate and Business practice group. His practice concentrates on aircraft financing and equipment leasing, which includes single–investor and leveraged leases (domestic and cross-border), representing lessors, lenders, and lessees.
In the aircraft financing area, Mr. Strauss regularly represents several passenger and cargo airlines, as well as lessors and lenders. His work in this area concentrates on financings for commercial aircraft (i.e., airline-operated). Mr. Strauss also handles aircraft purchases and sales, flight services contracts, and other aircraft transactions.
Mr. Strauss chaired the Leasing Subcommittee of the ABA’s Uniform Commercial Code Committee for six years, and is an active member of the Aircraft Financing and the Loan Documentation Subcommittees in the ABA’s Commercial Financial Services Committee. He has published extensively (including chapters in PLI’s and Matthew Bender’s current equipment leasing treatises), and has spoken on lending and leasing topics for seminars sponsored by the American Bar Association, Commercial Law League, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, Euromoney, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and Practising Law Institute.
State Bar of Georgia
American Bar Association
Aircraft Financing Subcommittee of ABA's Commercial Financial Services Committee, Member
Represented airlines, lessors, and lenders in the loan and lease financings of more than 2,000 airline-operated aircraft. This includes secured loans, operating leases, and full-payout single-investor and leveraged leases–domestic and cross-border–with a total financed amount estimated at $100 billion.
$8 billion order for 20 Boeing 747-8F aircraft – the largest freighter order in Boeing’s 100 year history – and for services and other agreements. Our client (the buyer) comprises the airlines of Volga-Dnepr Group of Russia. We are sole outside counsel for this order.
Represented multiple airlines in purchase agreements for an estimated $40 billion of aircraft from Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Embraer, and other manufacturers. This includes negotiating with multiple engine manufacturers, related negotiations for maintenance and service contracts, and manufacturer financing commitments.
- August 24, 2016
- August 17, 2016
- August 17, 2016
- July 29, 2016
- July 21, 2016
- August 15, 2016
- Deal is Largest Cargo Aircraft Order in Boeing's 100-Year HistoryJuly 14, 2016
- August 17, 2015
- August 18, 2014
- August 24, 2012
Emory University School of Law, JD, 1976
Notes and Comments Editor, Emory Law Journal
Emory University, BA, 1973
Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year 2011, Atlanta Structured Finance; Lawyer of the Year 2016, Equipment Finance Law
Listed in Euromoney’s "Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers," "Who’s Who in America," and "Who’s Who in American Law"
American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, Fellow since 2009
American Bar Association, Equipment Leasing Subcommittee Chair, 1988–1994