September 23, 2021

Volume XI, Number 266

Brett J. Seifarth

Brett Seifarth focuses his practice on aviation finance. He has significant experience advising representing manufacturers, commercial banks, operating lessors, equity participants, finance companies, private equity funds, hedge funds, issuers, servicers, and other investors in a wide variety of domestic and cross-border transactions involving commercial and business aircraft.

Brett counsels clients on transactions such as portfolio acquisitions and divestitures, operating leases, leveraged leases, sale-leasebacks, secured debt and back-leveraged financings, predelivery payment financings, residual value and credit support agreements, and asset-backed securitizations. He also has experience advising lessors and creditors on various restructuring matters, including in airline bankruptcies. He also advises clients, including high-net-worth individuals, on aviation-related regulatory compliance and enforcement matters.

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Articles in the National Law Review database by Brett J. Seifarth

Katten is a National Law Review Go-To Thought Leader for the firm’s thought leadership on the Coronavirus pandemic's impact on the aviation industry, specifically the government’s on-going operation support for the airlines and aviation finance and leases.  Katten’s thought leadership in aviation addresses leases and financing and the insurance of aircraft assets during bankruptcies, as well as government regulation and oversight of the aviation industry including the Treasury Department’s payroll support for airline workers and special payments earmarked for the airline industry under the CARES Act. The following Katten attorney authors were notable aviation law contributors in 2020: Lisa A. ClarkTom Healey,  Stewart B. Herman, Timothy J. LynesBrett J. Seifarth and Miran Vila.

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