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					Aircraft Finance
         Aircraft Finance

The Aircraft Finance Group of Chapman and Cutler provides effective legal assistance on sophisticated aircraft transactions for

financiers, equity providers, arrangers and lessees, as reflected by Airfinance Journal’s recent ranking of Chapman and Cutler as

one of the top aviation law firms in the world.

         Major industry publications have recognized Chapman and Cutler         Focused on Finance®
         attorneys as among the world’s leading aviation lawyers. The           Aircraft Finance Group attorneys recognize the need for creativity
         Aircraft Finance Group has successfully completed transactions         in structuring transactions to achieve the parties’ goals. Practice
         involving aircraft ranging from small commuter aircraft to corporate   group members regularly participate in the structuring process
         aircraft to large commercial aircraft.                                 by answering questions of financiers, arrangers and lessees
                                                                                concerning specific transactions or by serving as a resource in
                                                                                answering more general inquiries. Chapman attorneys serve
                                                                                clients throughout the transaction process by providing relevant
                                                                                and pragmatic legal advice, responsive service, and clear and
                                                                                concise documentation.

                                                                                For more information about how Chapman’s Aircraft Finance
                                                                                Group can help you, please call or email us. We would welcome
         Cross-Border Expertise                                                 the opportunity to work with you.
         The Aircraft Finance Group has extensive experience in cross-
         border financings in dozens of countries throughout the world.
         Chapman and Cutler attorneys have negotiated transactions
         involving both privately owned and state-supported or sovereign
                                                                                       The Aircraft Finance Group handles virtually all types of
         entities and have worked with the Export-Import Bank of the
                                                                                       aircraft financings involving both domestic- and foreign-
         United States and manufacturers in vendor programs.
                                                                                       registered aircraft including:

         Leader in Workouts and Bankruptcies
         Chapman and Cutler also represents financiers in workouts,
         restructurings, refinancings, foreclosures and the remarketing              • Secured financings

         process. The Aircraft Finance Group has represented large groups            • Operating lease transactions
         of creditors in the bankruptcy proceedings of several major                 • Purchase and sale transactions
         domestic and foreign air carriers, including the representation             • Warehouse financing facilities
         of more than 100 institutional investors (referred to as the
                                                                                     • Corporate aircraft transactions
         “Chapman Group” in the Wall Street Journal) in the United
                                                                                     • Enhanced equipment trust certificates
         Airlines bankruptcy. Chapman also represented creditors in the
                                                                                     • Leveraged leases
         bankruptcies of Delta, Northwest, Varig and US Airways.
                                                                                     • Lease portfolio securitizations
                                                                                     • Synthetic lease financings 

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