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AIRCRAFT FINANCE TEAM Copyright © 2019 Holland & Knight LLP All Rights Reserved


Backed by more than 1,300 lawyers in 28 offices throughout the world, Holland & Knight’s Aircraft Finance team advises and represents all types of aviation clients across all aspects of their businesses and operations. We advise clients on a daily basis on transactional, regulatory (including sanctions, general aviation policy and environmental), investigations (including antitrust and NTSB/FAA investigations), litigation, employment, insurance, product liability, restructuring (including bankruptcy and workout) and repossession matters.

Understanding the Aviation Business

Global Leader in Aviation Finance Law

Broad Range of Perspectives

We are active on legal committees of key industry associations and working groups, and we regularly lead educational seminars on topical issues and thought leadership industry matters.

We have been involved in numerous high-profile, cutting-edge transactions that have earned us a leading reputation in the industry.

Our diversity provides clients with the benefits of an experienced pool of professionals reflective of the international marketplace and communities in which they do business.

SUPPORTING THE AVIATION INDUSTRY Our industry knowledge has been accumulated over decades of work with leading industry participants which enables us to support a wide range of clients on complex matters with a comprehensive and genuine ‘value-added’ service that goes beyond legal excellence.

WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF TRANSACTIONS Aircraft and Helicopter Leasing, Sales and Investments:


Aircraft Leasing Companies

Financial Institutions and Alternative Capital Providers

Corporate Jet Owners

Investment Banks


Government Guarantors

High-Net-Worth Individuals

Debt Financing and Securitization:

Sale and leaseback transactions

Secured financing of aircraft, engines and spare parts

Lease portfolio acquisitions and sales

Engine and aircraft lease portfolio securitizations

Operating and leveraged leases

Progress payment financings

Joint ventures and other investments by financial institutions and alternative capital providers in airlines and lessors

Export guarantee financings

Manufacturer aircraft purchase agreements

Capital market transactions

Credit support (including asset value, deficiency and performance guarantees)

EETCs (enhanced equipment trust certificates)

Holland & Knight's mission is to provide seamless, efficient and valuable client-centric services over a wide range of industries. Collaboration across practices and offices, along with highly focused management of matters and cases, enables us to deliver dynamic legal support, regardless of location.

PUT OUR EXPERIENCE TO WORK FOR YOU Holland & Knight has a long-standing reputation as a global leader in aviation finance law. This reputation has been earned through years of experience and involvement in both cutting-edge and traditional, complex transactions in domestic and cross-border acquisition, financing, securitization, restructuring and leasing of aviation assets. Our clients include leading names among airlines, leasing companies, corporate jet owners, investment and commercial banks, manufacturers and export credit agencies.


client-specific transactions completed on average over each of the last 5 calendar years


jurisdictions where we have worked with airlines and corporate jet operators

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT OUR FIRM We are consistently recognized as leaders in the legal profession, earning accolades for service, responsiveness and results. 2019 The Legal 500 United States Recommend Holland & Knight in the practice area of Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance Aviation Finance Partner Fred Bass recognized as Hall of Fame, Partners William Piels and John Pritchard as Leading Lawyers, Partners Carrie Friesen-Meyers and Nathan Leavitt as Next Generation and recommendations for Partners Brian Daigle, Phillip Durham and Richard Furey

2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Guide National Tier 1 rankings in Equipment Finance Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law and Transportation Law Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in Transportation Law in Miami, Equipment Finance Law in New York City and San Francisco, and Securitization and Structured Finance Law in San Francisco

We are very appreciative of their approach and industry knowledge, as well as their experience, timely document turnaround and ... their availability and responsiveness when matters require immediate attention.” – 2019 Chambers USA: Transportation: Aviation: Finance

2019 Chambers Global The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business Guide Named Holland & Knight among the world's leading law firms in the area of Global Aviation Finance, including individual rankings for William Piels and John F. Pritchard 2019 Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Guide Named Aviation Finance Partners Phillip Durham, William Piels and John F. Pritchard as “notable practitioners” in the United States

2018 Chambers High Net Worth guide Holland & Knight recognized in Band 1 of the Global-wide Private Aircraft category, including individual rankings for Jonathan Epstein, Juan Carlos Ferrer, John Pritchard and Robert Ricketts

Substantial group of aviation finance specialists with experience in the full gamut of aircraft financing transactions. … They have a team that is outstanding; they understand business well and have a full command of the subject matter.” – 2019 Chambers Global: Aviation Finance

Particularly noted for its

‘strong lessor practice’ … and ‘well aware of the details of every case’ … the team is praised for its ‘great approach to transactions involving parties in Latin America.’ ” – 2019 Legal 500 USA: Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance

OFFICES Anchorage | Atlanta | Austin | Bogotá | Boston | Charlotte | Chicago | Dallas | Denver | Fort Lauderdale | Houston | Jacksonville | Lakeland London | Los Angeles | Mexico City | Miami | New York | Orlando | Philadelphia | Portland | San Francisco | Stamford | Tallahassee | Tampa Tysons | Washington, D.C. | West Palm Beach

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Fred Bass Partner | New York + 1.212.513.3543

William Coleman Partner | Portland +1 503.517.2952

Richard “Rick” Crowley Partner | New York + 1.212.513.3244

Brian Daigle Partner | Los Angeles + 1.213.896.2577

Phillip Durham Partner | New York + 1.212.513.3381

Carrie Friesen-Meyers Partner | San Francisco + 1.415.743.6954

Richard “Rich” Furey Partner | New York + 1.212.513.3439

John Hoover Partner | Washington, D.C. +1.202.469.5468

Victoria Koob Partner | London +44.20.7071.9912

Nathan Leavitt Partner | San Francisco +1.415.743.6917

Gwyn O’Flynn Partner | London +44.20.7071.9914

William “Bill” Piels Partner | San Francisco + 1.415.743.6930

John F. Pritchard Partner | New York + 1.212.513.3233

Robert Ricketts Partner | London +44.20.7071.9910

Audrey Sung Partner | San Francisco + 1.415.743.6940

Jovi Tenev Partner | New York +1.212.513.3218

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