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Holland & Knight LLP

633 WEST FIFTH STREET, 21ST FLOOR, LOS ANGELES, CA 90071, USA
Tel:
Work +1 213 896 2400
Fax:
Fax +1 213 896 2450
Web:
http://www.hklaw.com

Brian T. Daigle

Tel:
Work +1 213.896.2577
Email:
Web:
www.hklaw.com
Holland & Knight LLP

Work Department

Structured Finance
Aircraft Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Brian T. Daigle is a partner in Holland & Knight's Los Angeles office and a member of the firm's Structured Finance Team. Mr. Daigle focuses his practice on all aspects of transactional global finance, with an emphasis on secured and unsecured lending transactions. He is experienced in corporate matters, cross-border transactions, finance, mergers and acquisitions, aerospace and defense, pro bono cases and aviation law.

Mr. Daigle has in-depth knowledge of transportation finance matters and has counseled aircraft lessors, airlines and financiers on numerous complex transactions. His experience includes working with major United States and offshore investment funds, U.S. money-center banks and European and Asian banks doing business in the United States.

Member

International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading

Education

New York University School of Law, J.D.
University of Notre Dame, 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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