Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has an immediate opening for an associate (class of 2015 to 2017) to join its New York Finance practice section, with a focus on aviation-related transactions. Pillsbury's aircraft finance lawyers represent major banks, leasing companies, airlines, investors, traders and manufacturers in a wide range of aviation transactions, including financing (lending and capital markets transactions), leasing, trading, restructuring and enforcement of aviation and related assets and establishing joint ventures and other aircraft leasing platforms.
Be familiar with secured, unsecured and guaranteed financing transactions, the rules relating to security interests under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Cape Town Convention;
Have experience closing $100+ million financing transactions;
Have experience drafting and negotiating credit agreements, indentures, leases, purchase agreements and related documentation;
Be able to advise clients on the interpretation of such documents, orally and in writing; and
Understand the aviation finance and leasing industry and corporate matters related to such transactions.
Experience with export credit agency supported financing and capital markets transactions would be helpful, but not a prerequisite. The successful candidate will have large law firm experience that includes working with multiple internal and external clients and managing multiple matters simultaneously. Candidate should have a strong academic background along with exceptional drafting, negotiating and organizational skills. In addition, the candidate will enjoy being part of a cohesive team while working independently. Candidate must be admitted to practice in New York. Female and diverse candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.