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The Charlotte-based equipment leasing and transportation finance group at King & Spalding LLP has extensive experience of a wide variety of financing and lease structures covering rolling stock and a host of other rail equipment. Christopher Buchanan and practice head Jason Huff are intimately familiar with Wells Fargo Rail Corporation, having acted for the client since its inception in the 1990s, and continue to assist it with its transactional and leasing business. Mickey Jett and Derek Marks are active associates in the department. Following the establishment of the practice in 2016, the team has grown rapidly: Brian Betancourt joined the New York finance team from Alston & Bird LLP, while Jennifer Daly rejoined the firm’s New York office from a senior role at Hunter Peak Investments.

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The predominantly Chicago-based team at Vedder Price is one of the most prestigious transport finance groups in the US and has extensive experience of bank financing, railcar portfolio securitizations and sale and lease transactions. In the New York office, Cameron Gee acted for National Steel Car in connection with a warehouse facility arranged by DVB Bank for financing newly manufactured rail cars. New York-based Jeffrey Veber and newly promoted shareholder Michael Draz advised Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company on the establishment of an alliance with The Greenbrier Companies, which involved an agreement to purchase a portfolio of 6,000 used railcars and leases, and a multi-year agreement to purchase 6,000 newly manufactured railcars. The team also advised Amtrak on a $365m ABS issuance backed by electric locomotives. John Bycraft has assisted a major leasing company with a variety of capital markets financings and portfolio sale transactions. Joshua Gentner left the firm for Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.

Mayer Brown’s New York-based asset finance group regularly handles complex leasing transactions and public and private capital markets deals, including equipment trust certificate (ETC) and enhanced equipment trust certificate (EETC) issuances. Led by George Miller, the team has been most active as lender’s counsel in railcar securitizations and lease warehouse facilities. Indeed, the department, which includes Barbara Goodstein, has acted for domestic and foreign lending institutions in a variety of finance and leasing transactions in 2017, but also acted for the purchasers in an ABS issuance backed by a fleet of locomotives, and advised a rail corporation in connection with the establishment of a high-value loan facility.

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