Mr Stewart Herman > Katten > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Katten
575 MADISON AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10022-2585
United States

Work Department

Aviation

Position

Stewart Herman concentrates his practice in commercial- and business-aircraft transactions. He has extensive experience in structuring, drafting and negotiating leasing, sale and financing transactions for aircraft and other asset classes, including tax-based leveraged leases, cross-border leases, portfolio securitizations, pre-delivery payment financings, and bankruptcy and workout transactions. He has represented US and international leasing companies, commercial and investment banks, aircraft and engine manufacturers, US and foreign airlines, monoline insurance companies, and hedge funds.

Stewart frequently speaks at aviation conferences and writes for trade and legal publications. He previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Murray C. Goldman, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Education

JD, Temple University Beasley School of Law; MBA, Drexel University; BA, University of Pennsylvania

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.