Justine L. Chilvers > Vedder Price > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Vedder Price
1633 Broadway 31st Floor
New York, New York 10019
United States

Work Department

Global Transportation Finance




Ms. Chilvers concentrates her practice in corporate finance, with a special focus on aviation, equipment and commercial bank finance. She has advised clients on a wide range of cross-border and domestic aircraft, rail and corporate finance transactions. Her experience includes representing financial institutions, lessors and borrowers in back-leveraged and operating lease portfolio facilities, cross-border mortgage financings, revolving credit warehouse facilities, securitizations and capital markets offerings, asset purchase agreements and export credit agency-supported financings as well as fleet and portfolio financings.

While in law school, she worked for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York under the Honorable Magistrate Judge Michael H. Dolinger, and for the Commercial Litigation unit of the New York City Law Department.

Ms. Chilvers is the co-founder of City Readers, Inc., a New York not-for-profit, dedicated to promoting literary appreciation and raising funds for books for public and charter school students in New York City. She is also the founder of The Right Pick, a published blog on the New York restaurant and nightlife scene. She holds dual citizenship in the United Kingdom and the United States and is fluent in French.




  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, New York City Bar Association


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2013
  • University of Pennsylvania, 2008, magna cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Transport > Aviation and air travel: finance

(Next Generation Partners)

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Fielding ‘an outstanding group with great competences‘, Vedder Price‘s global transportation finance team handles a broad range of aircraft finance work. Its coverage includes sizeable M&A transactions, aircraft-related asset-backed securities matters, portfolio debt financings, structured multi-aircraft financings, and sale and leaseback transactions. The group also advises on individual aircraft and parts sales, as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul agreements. Focused on structured financings in the aviation transportation sector, Geoffrey Kass leads the team from Chicago, where Adam R. Beringer is a highly regarded commercial aircraft finance specialist. Also in Chicago, Michael E. Draz‘s broad experience includes representing investors in establishing strategic joint ventures and new leasing platforms for aviation assets; and Mark J. Ditto advises on significant commercial aircraft and large-value equipment transactions. In New York, Jeffrey Veber has an enviable track record in high-stakes aviation financings, while Cameron A. Gee is ‘a go-to partner‘. Also integral to the practice are Los Angeles-based aircraft finance deal specialist Raviv Surpin, along with Chicago’s James Kilner and the ‘very strongJustine L. Chilvers in New York – both were elevated to shareholder status in April 2022.