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

NEW YORK, NY 10022-2585
United States

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Stewart Herman represents clients in commercial- and business-aircraft transactions. With more than 30 years’ experience structuring, negotiating, and documenting transactions for aircraft and other asset classes, Stewart has been recognized as a leading lawyer for the aviation industry in The Legal 500 US. He helps clients close their transactions on time, avoid risks and position their companies for further growth.

Stewart advises on leasing, sale and financing transactions, including leveraged leases, domestic and cross-border operating leases, portfolio acquisitions and securitizations, predelivery payment financings, maintenance agreements, and bankruptcy and workout transactions. His clients include leasing companies, commercial and investment banks, aircraft and engine manufacturers, airlines, monoline insurance companies and funds. He 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.


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

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Transport > Aviation and air travel: finance

(Leading lawyers)

Stewart Herman  – Katten

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.