Adam R. Beringer > Vedder Price > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Vedder Price
CHICAGO, IL 60601-1003
United States

Work Department

Global Transportation Finance




With a focus on commercial aircraft finance, Mr. Beringer has significant experience representing operating lessors, commercial banks, finance companies, manufacturers, private equity funds, hedge funds and other aircraft investors in all manner of aircraft finance transactions, including portfolio securitizations and warehouse financings involving substantial commercial aircraft portfolios, Rule 144A capital markets transactions, M&A transactions, cross-border operating lease transactions, distressed-debt transactions involving debt secured by commercial aircraft portfolios, and numerous aircraft portfolio acquisition and disposition transactions. Mr. Beringer also has experience representing investors and commercial banks in business aircraft and railcar finance transactions.

Mr. Beringer advises clients on various day-to-day matters, such as tax-based corporate structuring, aircraft and engine maintenance agreements, aircraft consignment agreements, aircraft modification and conversion agreements, aircraft servicing and management agreements, and aircraft and engine fund-style joint ventures, as well as general corporate and securities law matters.

Prior to joining Vedder Price, Mr. Beringer served as general counsel to Q Aviation, a global aircraft operating lessor. At Q Aviation, Mr. Beringer advised senior management in the establishment of the company (from inception), developed portfolio and risk management processes and procedures, and had primary responsibility for all legal matters. With this background, Mr. Beringer is able to offer legal advice to aircraft investors that is both practical and based on real-world experience.


  • Member, International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT)
  • Member, American Bar Association


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1999
  • University of Dayton, B.A., 1996, cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

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

Vedder Price‘s global transportation finance practice covers the entire spectrum of aircraft finance transactions. Representative expertise for the ‘extremely commercial and strategically-thinking aviation team‘ ranges from large-value M&A to aircraft-related asset-backed securities work, portfolio debt financings, and structured multi-aircraft financings in the capital markets. The department also has a robust leaseback transactions practice. Heading up the team, corporate and securities law specialist Geoffrey R. Kass is highly rated for structured financings in the aviation transportation industry. Adam R. Beringer and Michael E. Draz are also widely respected aircraft finance experts, while Mark J. Ditto is regularly sought out for complex commercial aircraft and high-value equipment deals. In New York, Cameron A. Gee  routinely handles financing structures established across multiple jurisdictions; and Jeffrey T. Veber has great experience in transportation financings. On the West Coast, Raviv Surpin is an aircraft finance transactions expert in the Los Angeles office. At associate level, Justine L. Chilvers in New York ‘stands out for her ability to drive deals‘, while James Kilner‘s broad banking and finance practice includes aviation sales and leasebacks. All named lawyers are based  in the firm’s Chicago office unless otherwise mentioned.