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Richard B. Furey

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Holland & Knight LLP

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Structured Finance
Aircraft Finance
Commercial Lending
Banking Law
Maritime Transactions
Freight Rail




Richard Furey is a partner in Holland & Knight's New York office. Mr. Furey focuses his practice on international and United States domestic asset and infrastructure finance including significant experience in the aviation sector. He regularly represents asset owners, lessors, lenders and investors in a wide range of financing and related transactions.


International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading


Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.
Georgetown University, B.A.

United States: Industry focus

Transport: aviation and air travel - finance

Within: Transport: aviation and air travel - finance

Holland & Knight LLP is ‘well aware of the details of every case’, and with ‘offices on the East and West coasts, as well as London, its aircraft deal team never sleeps’. The practice group handles a range of domestic and cross-border aviation finance transactions and is particularly noted for its ‘strong lessor practice’. Phillip Durham advised BBAM on the lease, portfolio financing and acquisition of 14 engines from Air Asia, which is part of the $1.2bn acquisition by BBAM of the Air Asia Capital portfolio. In San Francisco, William Piels and Nathan Leavitt advised GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) on the sale of eight narrow-body aircraft to Haitong, which was coupled with an agreement for GECAS to service the related leases. In addition, the team is praised for its ‘great approach to transactions involving parties in Latin America’. Richard Furey, who is ‘passionately client-driven’, and Fred Bass are also key figures, as are Brian Daigle and San Francisco-based Carrie Friesen-Meyers, who is ‘super-productive’. John Pritchard heads the team with Durham, who ‘makes the complex so simple’ and acts as deputy practice group chair for the global transportation finance department. Named individuals are based in the firm’s New York office unless otherwise noted.

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Transport: shipping - finance

Within: Transport: shipping - finance

Holland & Knight LLP regularly acts for lender clients including US and foreign banks, investors and companies in international shipping transactions. In addition, advising lenders on restructurings, workouts and Chapter 11 insolvencies is a key part of the firm’s expertise. Jovi Tenev in New York heads the team and acted as Liberian and US maritime counsel to Nordic Trustee ASA on the enforcement of a $550m ship mortgage over a Liberian flag vessel on long term charter in international waters. Tenev also acted as Liberian counsel to the Bank of Nova Scotia, as mortgagee, in the $308m reflagging of a vessel and recording of a Liberian First Preferred Ship Mortgage covering the vessel. Richard Furey, who is also based in the firm’s New York office, is experienced in asset and infrastructure financing mandates.

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