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Timothy Lynes

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Timothy J. Lynes is the head of the firm's Aviation practice and managing partner of Katten's Washington, DC office. He has been representing manufacturers, lessors, airlines and their insurers in the sale, leasing and financing of aircraft for more than 25 years. Much of Tim's practice involves structuring aircraft sale agreements, cross-border and tax leases, loans, chattel mortgages, residual value and credit support agreements and aviation insurance policies. He also regularly advises clients on Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration regulatory issues.

According to Chambers USA, clients say Tim is "very experienced," and call him "a problem solver – he excels, and that is based on being dedicated to the industry and experienced, having seen almost everything." Whether guiding creditors through a major airline bankruptcy involving the restructuring of the financing for hundreds of planes, or assisting an individual client in addressing the regulatory, financing and insurance issues involved in the purchase of business aircraft, Tim handles all types of aviation transactions with a singular focus on finding creative solutions that deliver positive results. He has also represented clients in multidistrict litigation arising from aviation accidents and has served as lead trial counsel in numerous commercial disputes and damages trials.

Tim frequently writes and speaks on topics of interest to the aviation industry, including aircraft registration, federal preemption, aircraft and spare parts leasing, aviation insurance and aircraft credit support. He has made numerous appearances on CNN's Burden of Proof and other shows to discuss aviation issues from the perspective of manufacturers and airlines.


United States: Finance

Asset finance and leasing

Within: Asset finance and leasing

In 2016, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP’s aviation finance team was involved in a litany of purchase and lease agreements and leveraged loan negotiations. Timothy Lynes, Jane Cavanaugh and Tom Healey acted for Embraer and its subsidies, including ECC Leasing Company, in a variety of transactions, such as negotiating a purchase agreement for the sale of aircraft to Mesa Airlines, and also handling the delivery and financing of those aircraft. The team also assisted Merx Aviation Finance with the negotiation of two back-leveraged loans for aircraft on lease to Scandinavian Airlines. Additionally, the New York-based Stewart Herman has acted for a large investment company during a multitude of sales, restructurings and leases involving aircraft and spare engines. Unless otherwise stated, named individuals are based in Washington DC.

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