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King & Spalding LLP advises major US banks on rail asset acquisitions and disposals, and is noted for its experience of advising on various finance and leasing structures for rolling stock and rail equipment. The team also works closely with the firm’s securitization finance practice, advising on structures to provide asset financing as well as advising on the securitization of leases. Christopher Buchanan and transportation finance head Jason Huff are based in the Charlotte office, as are associate Mickey Jett and senior associate Derek Marks.

Vedder Price’s asset finance and securitization practice acts for a range of lessors, lenders, manufacturers, government agencies and equity investors in complex rail finance and leasing mandates. Cameron Gee in New York advised National Steel Car on various railcar leasing and financing transactions. Other key figures include John Bycraft, who is experienced in rolling stock transactions, and Michael Draz, who is involved in a number key rail sector transactions. Also recommended are senior associate Clay Thomas in Los Angeles and associate Joel Thielen. Geoffrey Kass heads the firm's transportation finance group. Named individuals are based in Chicago unless otherwise stated.

Falling under the firm's wider asset finance group, the team at Mayer Brown acts for equity and loan participants and underwriters as well as lessees and borrowers in public and private transactions. It has recently advised underwriters in railcar securitizations and has acted for lenders in lease warehouse facilities. The team is jointly led in New York by George Miller and Barbara Goodstein, who is noted for her structured finance and restructuring experience. Joseph Seliga in Chicago is also a key figure.

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