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Katten
1919 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006-3404

Work Department

Aviation

Position

Leading the firm’s Aviation practice, Timothy Lynes, managing partner of Katten’s Washington, DC office, has spent more than 30 years representing manufacturers, airlines, lessors, financial institutions, equity investors and insurers in the sale, leasing and financing of aircraft. Clients rely on Tim’s deep industry knowledge and his proven leadership in the field.

Having spent so many years serving aviation clients, Tim has developed his own best practices that lead the rest of the sector. For example, he created and implemented novel private aviation cost-sharing structures involving non-exclusive leases and management agreements that now are used industrywide. This forward-looking, innovative approach is why clients turn to Tim again and again.

Tim handles all types of aviation transactions with a singular focus on finding creative solutions to a client’s most challenging problems. In every deal, he works to build consensus among all parties, paying particular attention to their unique needs. Tim never assumes he automatically knows what success looks like for a client – he listens and then develops a strategy that will accomplish their specific objectives.

He has made numerous appearances on CNN and other outlets to discuss aviation issues from the perspective of manufacturers and airlines routinely writes on the aviation issues of the day.

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, JD, cum laude
  • Fairfield University, BA

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Transport > Aviation and air travel: finance

(Hall of Fame)

Timothy LynesKatten

With a ‘thorough and expert handling of complex matters‘, Katten‘s aviation practice acts in a broad range of commercial aircraft business deals, administrative and regulatory matters, and commercial and bankruptcy litigation. The group is well known for its representation of manufacturers, such as Brazilian aerospace multinational Embraer, as well as for its advice to major leasing companies. It is additionally noted for its development of innovative structures involving enhanced equipment trust certificates, pooled aircraft securitizations, asset preservation, and credit enhancement work. Washington DC-based aviation practice chair Timothy Lynes has longstanding experience in representing manufacturers, airlines, lessors, financial institutions, equity investors and insurers in the sale, leasing and financing of aircraft. In New York, Stewart Herman focuses on the leasing, sale and financing of commercial aircraft, while Timothy Kirby is a corporate and securities deal specialist. Also in Washington DC, associate Brett Seifarth is on hand for complex aviation finance work.