Katten’s award-winning Aviation practice serves lessors, manufacturers, financial institutions, airlines and repair facilities in a wide range of matters, with lender and manufacturer financing and leasing of new and used aircraft, engines and related equipment forming the core of the practice. We regularly represent clients in cross-border transactions, bankruptcy-related matters, and FAA and DOT regulatory compliance. We also represent a wide variety of US and international operators of corporate aircraft in all types of aviation transactions, including purchases, sales and leases, as well as financing and structuring of aviation operations. In addition to assisting with the commercial, legal and tax issues that typically arise in financial transactions in the aviation industry, our attorneys develop innovative structures involving true leases, loan securitization, enhanced equipment trust certificates, pooled aircraft securitizations, asset preservation, credit enhancement and residual value support. Katten has been named to Working Mother magazine’s “100 Best Companies” every year since 2007. Learn more.


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