Experience

    • American Airlines and US Airways in mortgage financings by Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, New York Branch, of two Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR aircraft, purchased by American from the manufacturer, and two Airbus A321 aircraft, purchased by US Airways from the manufacturer, and the leasing of the two ERJ 170-200 aircraft to Compass Airlines.
    • American Airlines in mortgage financings by Export Development Canada of up to 54 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft and the leasing of those aircraft to American Eagle carriers.
    • American Airlines in mortgage financings by Agência Especial de Financiamento Industrial – FINAME, a subsidiary of Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social, of more than 45 Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR aircraft and the leasing of those aircraft to American Eagle carriers.
    • American Airlines in mortgage financings by Commonwealth Bank of Australia, New York Branch, of four Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR aircraft, purchased by American from the manufacturer, and the leasing of those aircraft to Compass Airlines.
    • US Airways in mortgage financings by Commonwealth Bank of Australia, New York Branch, and Banco de Sabadell SA, Miami Branch, of two Airbus A330-200 aircraft, purchased by US Airways from the manufacturer.
    • US Airways in mortgage financings by Banc of America Leasing & Capital of five Airbus A321-200 aircraft, purchased by US Airways from the manufacturer.
    • American Airlines and US Airways in mortgage financings by DVB Bank SE of two Boeing 737-800 aircraft, purchased by American from the manufacturer, and one Airbus A330-200 aircraft, purchased by US Airways from the manufacturer.
    • American Airlines and US Airways in mortgage financings by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, New York Branch, of one Boeing 737-800 aircraft and one Boeing 787-8 aircraft, each purchased by American from the manufacturer and one Airbus A321-200 aircraft, purchased by US Airways from the manufacturer.
    • Tenaska Power Fund II in its $1.6 billion term loan to repay acquisition and project-level debt at seven electric generating facilities in the U.S. plus additional construction and term loan facilities, a transaction awarded the IJGlobal “2014 North American Portfolio Deal of the Year” award.
    • Delta Air Lines in arrangements in 2015 and 2016 for leases of 10 Boeing 737-900ER aircraft and 14 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft from subsidiaries of CIT Group.
    • American Airlines in its agreements with Bombardier and Embraer to purchase, in aggregate, 90 new 76-seat regional jets with options to purchase up to 130 more.
    • American Airlines in the aircraft financing aspects of the then largest aircraft order in aviation history, the acquisition of 460 narrowbody, single-aisle aircraft from Boeing and Airbus, with options for an additional 465 aircraft, which included approximately $13 billion of committed financing provided by the manufacturers.
    • American Airlines and AMR, as special aircraft counsel, in their successful Chapter 11 proceedings involving the restructuring of complex financing arrangements relating to more than 400 aircraft generating savings in excess of $1.8 billion and to the raising of more than $9 billion of new financing through various capital markets, syndicated lending and other financing transactions. This restructuring was honored by Turnarounds & Workouts as one of a dozen “Successful Restructurings – 2013.”
    • American Airlines in its sale-leaseback arrangements with ILFC to finance up to 15 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
    • Verizon Communications in the refinancing of the public-debt portion of a leveraged lease transaction on its spin-off and merger of its wireline businesses in 14 states to Frontier Communications Corporation, a transaction valued to Verizon and its stockholders at $8.6 billion.
    • AMR in the financing of 100% of the purchase price of 22 future deliveries of CRJ700 aircraft, through a combination of financings from Export Development of Canada and another party.
    • American Airlines in its innovative $450 million offering of notes secured by over 140 vintage aircraft, part of a series of financing transactions for which American won Airfinance Journal’s “2009 Editor’s Deal of the Year” award.
    • American Airlines in a combined mortgage and sale-leaseback financing raising total proceeds and commitments of $1.8 billion, part of a series of financing transactions for which American Airlines won Airfinance Journal’s “2009 Editor’s Deal of the Year” award.
    • American Airlines in its Rule 144A $276 million offering of notes secured initially by cash collateral and subsequently by 12 Boeing aircraft.
    • American Airlines in arranging backstop financing for Boeing 737-800 aircraft to be delivered between 2010 and 2011.
    • American Airlines in its 2005 sale-leaseback of 89 Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4, General Electric CF6 and Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219 spare jet aircraft engines, with debt obtained in a capital markets financing.
    • American Airlines in its Rule 144A offering of notes secured by aircraft spare parts, the first capital markets spare parts financing of its kind to be completed without the benefit of a bond wrap.
    • Delta Air Lines in mortgage financings covering 23 Boeing aircraft.
    • Delta Air Lines in the issuance of $195 million of equipment notes secured by 32 Boeing 767-300 and Boeing 757-200 aircraft.
    • Delta Air Lines in lease arrangements relating to 10 Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a large international leasing company.
    • Delta Air Lines and Comair, as special aircraft counsel, in their successful Chapter 11 proceedings, involving the refinancing of more than 275 aircraft via new debt or lease arrangements, the return or other disposition of more than 140 aircraft, the elimination of four aircraft types from Delta’s fleet and the litigation of substantial aircraft financing claims.
    • Delta Air Lines in its 2004 out-of-court restructuring of a large portion of its aircraft fleet financings.
    • American Airlines in its 2003 out-of-court restructuring in which it reached agreements with more than 100 aircraft lessors, lenders, and other creditors on cost reductions exceeding $175 million a year and $1 billion over time.
    • Crossair in a fleet acquisition/financing program in its conversion from a regional European carrier to SWISSinvolving negotiating leases to SWISS of 54 aircraft formerly operated by Swissair.
    • American Airlines in the 2001 complete restructuring of TWA’s aircraft fleet as part of American’s acquisition of assets from TWA. The restructured transactions included EETCs, operating leases, leveraged leases, two-tiered leases and engine leases and involved approximately 180 aircraft with a value of $3-$4 billion, more than 20 different lessors and dozens of lenders, trustees and other parties.
    • Delta Air Lines (2009-1) in its $689 million offering of EETCs secured by 27 aircraft, part of a series of financing transactions for which Delta won Airfinance Journal’s “2009 North American Deal of the Year” award.
    • American Airlines (2009-1) in its $520 million offering of EETCs secured by 20 Boeing aircraft.

Education

  • Columbia Law School, 1978, J.D.
  • Yale University, 1975, B.A.

Languages

  • English