Ms Jane Cavanaugh > Katten > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Katten
2900 K STREET NW
NORTH TOWER, SUITE 200
WASHINGTON, DC 20007-5118
United States

Work Department

Aviation

Position

Jane Cavanaugh concentrates her practice in financial transactions and aviation law, including financing, sales, purchases and leases of both commercial and business aircraft. She has represented manufacturers, lessors and airlines for more than 15 years in complex aircraft financing transactions, including cross-border sale-leasebacks, leveraged leases and operating leases, loans and mortgages, intercreditor agreements, residual value and credit support agreements, as well as airline reorganizations. She also advises clients on Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration regulatory issues.

Jane also represents individuals and large and small businesses, including participants in fractional programs, in structuring private and corporate aircraft transactions. This representation includes advising clients on purchase and sale agreements, financing transactions, insurance matters, US and foreign registration issues, and compliance with ownership and operational regulations. She also assists clients with aircraft management arrangements and tax-deferred exchanges of aircraft. 

Jane serves as the Washington, DC chair for Katten’s Pro Bono Committee.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Transport: aviation and air travel - finance

The ‘top-quality’ team at Katten has experience in cross-border and emerging market structured finance deals and commercial fleet transactions, and also handles the sale, financing, purchase and operation of business jets. Department head Timothy Lynes (‘a good leader’) advised long-standing client Embraer on several matters, including the ongoing amendments to the purchase agreement between Embraer and SkyWest, regarding SkyWest’s purchase of more than 100 aircraft. Further, Lynes and Jane Cavanaugh advised Citibank on the sale by Wells Fargo Bank Northwest, National Association of four Boeing 757-200 airframes to Cavu Aerospace. Tom Healey is also noted, as are New York-based Stewart Herman and securitization expert Paul Kruger, who joined in 2018 from Sidley Austin LLP. Named lawyers are based in Washington DC unless stated otherwise.