Holland & Knight's Aircraft Finance Team is sponsoring and participating in Euromoney's North America School of Aviation Finance April 29 – May 1 in New York City. Faculty for the school includes various Holland & Knight partners, along with additional speakers from Citi Aviation Banking, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, Moody's Investors Service, Goldman Sachs, Merx Aviation, Duane Capital LLC, AFIC, Air Lease Corporation, Clinch River Capital Partners, Morten Beyer & Agnew, AirTrav Inc. and Boeing Capital Corporation. John F. Pritchard, global chair of Holland & Knight's Aircraft Finance practice, is co-director of the school and will be speaking on two panels in the Sources of Funding module taking place on Day One of the School, April 29. Mr. Pritchard will present a Market Overview as well as direct the Case Study: Teams and Explanations session, where he'll be joined by New York-based finance Partner Richard Furey. Fred Bass, New York-based Aircraft Finance partner, will also participate on Day One, speaking as part of the Case Study of Commercial Aviation-related Secured Debt Transactions in the Capital Markets panel.
Operating Leasing is the focus of Day Two on April 30, with a number of Holland & Knight Aircraft Finance partners presenting on their various areas of knowledge and experience. San Francisco-based Audrey Sung and Richard Furey will jointly present three panels: Operating Leases: Explanation and Update; and Operating Leases: Practical Application; and Lessor – Lessee/Seller – Purchaser's Views on the Process of Aircraft Deliveries and Returns. John Pritchard will lead a session on the Effects of the Cape Town Convention on Daily Aircraft and Engine Finance, and will co-present on a panel with Richard Furey and New York-based tax Partner Richard Crowley on Transaction Structures, Documentation and the Principles of Tax-Based Leasing. Additionally, John Pritchard and Richard Furey will co-lead the Innovation in Aircraft Trading – the GATS (Global Aircraft Trading System) session.
Asset Management and Restructuring is the focus of Day Three on May 1. San Francisco-based Aircraft Finance Partners William Piels and Nathan Leavitt, joining with New York-based Bankruptcy Partner Arthur Rosenberg, will present on the What Happens When It All Goes Wrong? (US Market) panel. Aviation litigator Marc Antonecchia of our New York office, along with Nathan Leavitt, will participate in the Restructuring/Repossession Case Studies – Oceanair (Avianca Brazil) Insolvency session.
Watch our LinkedIn page and Twitter feed for updates and highlights from the various panels and return to the Aviation Law blog to read what we thought the major takeaways were from the three day program.