Finance and Commercial Operations


We represent clients in the leasing and financing of aircraft, in purchase and sales, and in maintenance and service contracts. Clients include passenger and cargo airlines, aircraft and parts manufacturers, maintenance and service providers, and leasing and finance companies.

Our lawyers include:

• a former in-house attorney at Delta Air Lines, Inc. with experience in technical operations and fleet planning, and

• a former chair of the American Bar Association’s Equipment Leasing Subcommittee.

Principal Services

• Aircraft Leasing and Finance

Our attorneys have 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 value estimated at $100 billion.

• Aircraft Purchases and Sales

We represent airlines and lessors in buying and selling aircraft, engines, and parts. Our attorneys have represented clients in purchase agreements for an estimated $20 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.

• Maintenance and Service Contracts

Our attorneys have represented airlines and leasing companies, on a worldwide basis, in buying and selling maintenance services and other service contracts. This includes aircraft technical support, licensing agreements, flight service contracts, and service and maintenance agreements.

• Business Jets

Our lawyers also work on business aviation: loan and lease financing, buying and selling, and other commercial aspects of private aviation.




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