Jonathan C. Goldstein

Partner

Jonathan Goldstein

New York

P: +1.212.408.2524
F: +1.212.259.2524

Structured Finance/Securitizations

  • Represented the first ever Hong Kong issuer in connection with a GECAS asset backed securitization
  • Represented underwriters in connection with over 20 EETC transactions for American, US Air, Delta and United
  • Represented Deutsche Bank, as underwriter in connection with a 2020 BOC securitization
  • Represented Hawaiian Airlines in connection with a 2021 $1.2 billion notes issuance secured by its loyalty program
  • Represented Sculptor Capital Management, as equity investor, in connection with the 2019 and 2020 GECAS Start securitizations
  • Represented World Star Aviation, as issuer, in connection with its inaugural Sprite aircraft securitization
  • Represented Elliot Associates, as equity investor in connection with the Airborne 2019-1 aircraft securitization
  • Represented Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, as underwriters, in connection with various EETCs for American Airlines
  • Represented Hawaiian Airlines, as issuer, in connection with its 2020 EETC transaction
  • Represented Atlas Air in connection with a joint venture, delivery and lease agreement with Amazon
  • Represented Phoenix American Financial Services in connection with the GECAS sponsored FAN 2013-1 aircraft engine securitization
  • Represented Phoenix American Financial Services in connection with the MAPS 2019-1, and 2020-1 aircraft securitizations
  • Represented Phoenix American Financial Services in connection with the 2020 Lunar securitization
  • Represented Phoenix American Financial Services in connection with the 2019-1 Falcon aircraft securitization
  • Represented Phoenix American Financial Services in connection with the AASET 2020-1 aircraft securitization
  • Represented Wells Fargo, as trustee in connection with various BOC aircraft securitizations
  • Represented Castlelake in connection with its inaugural aircraft securitization
  • Represented Wells Fargo, as trustee in connection with the GECAS backed Labrador aircraft securitization
  • Represented Wells Fargo, as trustee, in connection with the Shenton aircraft securitization
  • Represented Wells Fargo, as trustee, in connection with the SAIL aircraft securitization
  • Represented the equity in connection with the AABS aircraft securitization
  • Represented Kroll Bond Rating Agency in connection with various aircraft securitizations for, among others, Jetscape & DVB
  • Represented Deutsche Bank in connection with American Airlines $3 Billion DIP Roll-to-Exit facility secured by its South American slots, gates and route authorities
  • Represented the Issuer in a proposed securitization and IPO for a major leasing company
  • Represented Citibank, as underwriter, in connection with its underwriting of a $2 billion aircraft securitization secured by a portfolio of aircraft owned by a major leasing company
  • Represented Goldman Sachs, as underwriter, in connection with its underwriting of a $2 billion securitization secured by a portfolio of aircraft owned by a major leasing company
  • Represented AerCap, as issuer, in connection with its $2.1 billion Aircraft Lease Securitization secured by a portfolio of aircraft
  • Represented Aircastle Limited, as issuer, in connection with its $600 million ACS 2007-1 Securitization secured by a portfolio of aircraft
  • Represented Aircastle Limited, as issuer, in connection with its $1.1 billion aircraft securitization
  • Represented Citibank, as underwriter, in connection with its $1 billion Genesis Leasing Limited securitization
  • Represented AerCap, as issuer, in connection with its $900 million Aircraft Lease Securitization secured by a portfolio of aircraft
  • Represented Barclays, as underwriter, in connection with a $250 million synthetic acquisition vehicle of aircraft and related assets
  • Represented Barclays, as lead and co-underwriters, in connection with a $500 million 4(2) private placement offering of bonds secured by equity interests in leveraged leases
  • Represented Citibank, as underwriter, in connection with its $1.5 billion securitization of Air Canada credit card and “mileage points” receivables
  • Represented a major rail company in connection with its $300 million securitization of rail leasing equipment

Banking/Corporate Finance

  • Represented Credit Suisse in connection with a $600 million aircraft warehouse facility for BBAM
  • Represented Citibank in connection with a $1 billion aircraft warehouse facility for BBAM
  • Represented Citibank in connection with a $4.5 billion term facility for a major aircraft leasing company
  • Represented Hawaiian Airlines in connection with a $235 million secured revolving credit facility
  • Represented Citibank in connection with the development of a new PDP structure
  • Represented Citibank, as agent and senior lender, in connection with its $1 billion syndicated loan facility secured by a portfolio of aircraft
  • Represented Banc of America and Goldman Sachs, as underwriters, in connection with a $2 billion loan facility for a major leasing company secured by a portfolio of aircraft
  • Designated Liquidity Provider and Depositary counsel for American, British Airways and Air Canada EETCs
  • Represented Citibank in connection with an aircraft portfolio facility for Air Lease Corporation
  • Designated Lender's counsel to Development Bank of Japan its aircraft financings
  • Represented National Australia Bank in connection with several facilities for American Airlines
  • Represented Deutsche Bank in connection with a loan facility for Perilune Aviation
  • Represented BNP Paribas in connection with a loan facility for Jetblue
  • Represented Credit Agricole in connection with several loan facilities for Alaska Airlines
  • Represented Natixis in connection with its underwriting of various facilities secured by securitization notes
  • Represented AerCap, as borrower, in connection with a $120 million corporate loan to be provided by UBS
  • Represented AerCap, as borrower, in connection with a $90 million financing of equipment notes by Natixis
  • Represented JPMorgan, as underwriter, agent and lender, in connection with a $1 billion secured facility for Ares Capital Management
  • Represented JPMorgan, as underwriter, agent and lender, in connection with a $250 million secured facility for Allied Capital Corporation
  • Represented Natixis, as agent and lender, in connection with its $250 million financing of equipment notes by BBAM
  • Represented Citibank, as agent and senior lender, in connection with the $125 million financing of four Airbus A330 aircraft
  • Represented Cerberus Capital Management, as borrower, in connection with a $250 million bridge loan for the financing of the acquisition of AerCap
  • Represented Barclays, as agent and senior lender, in connection with the $175 million financing of fourteen Boeing 737-300 aircraft on lease to American
  • Represented Automatic Aviation, as borrower, in connection with a facility secured by a fleet of cargo aircraft on lease to U.S. airlines
  • Represented Automatic Aviation and Petrus Aviation in connection with a facility secured by a fleet of cargo aircraft on lease to foreign air carriers
  • Represented Automatic Aviation, as borrower, in connection with its financing of two Boeing 767-300 aircraft under three separate loan facilities
  • Represented Automatic Aviation, as borrower, in connection with its financing of one Boeing 767-300 aircraft pursuant to a hybrid facility containing multiple tranches of debt and equity
  • Represented BNP Paribas, as lender and agent, in connection with the financing of three Boeing 737-300 on lease to United Air Lines
  • Represented Credit Agricole, as lender and agent, in connection with the financing of six Boeing 737-300 on lease to United Air Lines
  • Represented PK AirFinance, as lead arranger and senior lender, in connection with Delta Air Lines’ $13 billion financing of aircraft, engines, equipment and spare parts
  • Represented Automatic Aviation, as borrower, in connection with the financing of two Boeing 737-300 aircraft by Wells Fargo Bank, NA
  • Represented Automatic Aviation, as borrower, in connection with the financing of five Boeing 737-300 aircraft by PK AirFinance
  • Represented Automatic Aviation, as borrower, in connection with the financing of three Boeing 737-300 aircraft by Erste Bank
  • Represented Automatic Aviation, as borrower, in connection with the financing of aircraft by Investec
  • Represented Blackrock Capital in connection with a financing for Mesa Airlines
  • Represented Mizuho Securities in connection with a financing for Goshawk
  • Represented KfW, as agent and lender, in connection with the financing of one Airbus A330-200 aircraft on lease to TAM pursuant to a senior/subordinated financing structure containing a sinking fund and deficiency guarantee
  • Represented KfW, as agent and lender, in connection with the financing of three Boeing 757-200 aircraft on lease to United Air Lines, Inc
  • Represented Citibank, NA, as agent and lender, in connection with a $350 million facility to Air Tran Airways
  • Represented KfW, as agent and lender, in connection with its $500 million financing of a portfolio of air flight simulators

CARES Act Financing

  • Represented Hawaiian Airlines in connection with unsecured loans and grants obtained under the CARES Act
  • Represented Hawaiian Airlines in connection with a loan obtained under the CARES Act secured by its loyalty program
  • Represented Republic Airways in connection with unsecured loans and grants obtained under the CARES Act
  • Represented Republic Airways in connection with a loan obtained under the CARES Act secured by its spare parts

Export Credit Facilities

  • Counsel to BNDES on various aircraft financings
  • Represent GOL, AerCap, CA-CIB, Citibank and JPMorgan in connection with several of their EXIM debt and capital markets financings
  • Represented Transnet in connection with a foreign currency EXIM facility secured by rail cars

Mergers and Acquisitions/Joint Ventures

  • Represented a major aircraft leasing company in connection with its proposed acquisition of another aircraft leasing company
  • Represented Automatic Aviation in connection with a joint venture with Petrus Aviation
  • Represented Sun Country Airlines in connection with a joint venture with Amazon
  • Represented a major international airline in connection with a proposed joint venture with another international airline
  • Represented AerCap in connection with its acquisition of Genesis Lease Limited
  • Represented AIG in connection with its sale of ILFC
  • Represented AIG in connection with its sale of its Rail division
  • Represented AerCap in connection with its acquisition of other major leasing companies
  • Represented Cerberus Capital Management in connection with its $19 billion acquisition of AerCap Holdings NV
  • Represented Cerberus Capital Management in connection with its proposed $250 million acquisition of Willis Lease Finance
  • Represented AerCap Holdings NV in connection with its acquisition of the aircraft leasing division of Scottish Power plc
  • Represented Fortress Investment Group in connection with the structuring of a $100 million joint venture with an undisclosed party
  • Represented Automatic Aviation in connection with structuring a $250 million joint venture with Och Ziff Capital Management
  • Represented Automatic Aviation in connection with structuring a $75 million joint venture with Erste Bank to own a portfolio of aircraft
  • Represented Automatic Aviation in connection with structuring a $125 million joint venture with Ramius Capital Partners to own a portfolio of aircraft

Bankruptcy/Restructuring/Ad Hoc Committee Representation

  • Represented Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan, Citibank, Bank of America and several other parties in connection with the American Airlines bankruptcy
  • Counsel to lenders, trustees and agents in connection with various foreign airline bankruptcies
  • Represented unsecured creditors committee in Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy in connection with the liquidation of Lehman's aircraft portfolio
  • Represented the noteholders of the US Airways 1996-1 EETC in connection with the US Airways Bankruptcy
  • Represented the noteholders of the United Airlines 2000-1 EETC in connection with the United Air Lines Bankruptcy
  • Represented the Chuo Mitsui Corporation in connection with the restructuring of eight leverage lease transactions with United Air Lines
  • Represented Calyon in connection with the restructuring of over $750 million of debt issued over six separate transactions in respect of several aircraft on lease to United Air Lines
  • Represented Nordeutsche Bank Girozentrale in connection with its public foreclosure on four Boeing 737 aircraft on lease to United Air Lines and their subsequent re-lease to United Air Lines following such foreclosure
  • Represented ING in connection with its public foreclosure on seven Boeing 737 aircraft on lease to United Air Lines and their subsequent re-lease to United Air Lines following such foreclosure

Aircraft Acquisition/Sale/Leasing

  • Represented AerCap in connection with the negotiation of over 20 leases to customers including American, TUI, Air China, Hainan
  • Represented Apollo Aviation in connection with the negotiation of over 10 leases to customers including Air New Zealand, Virgin America and GOL
  • Represented Automatic in connection with the negotiation of over 60 leases to customers including GOL, Titan, West Atlantic, Mistral and TAM
  • Represented Castlelake in connection with the negotiation of over 10 leases to various African airlines
  • Counsel to Crane Aviation for all of its aircraft acquisition, lease and financing transactions
  • Counsel to Infinity Aviation on its U.S. based transactions
  • Counsel to Aerolease Aviation on various aircraft acquisitions and leases
  • Represented Aircastle in connection with its $1.9 billion acquisition of a portfolio of 38 aircraft from Guggenheim Aviation Partners LLC
  • Represented AerCap in connection with a $225 million portfolio of aircraft from a major leasing company
  • Represented Strategic Value Partners in connection with the sale of 10 Boeing 737 aircraft on lease to Delta Air Lines
  • Represented Pacific AirFinance in connection with the acquisition of 5 Boeing 737 aircraft on lease to Delta Air Lines
  • Represented Aircastle in connection with a swap of a portfolio of aircraft with a major leasing company
  • Represented Austrian Airlines in connection with the acquisition of four Boeing 747 aircraft and their related financing by Barclays Bank plc
  • Represented Q Aviation in connection with its acquisition and lease of six 747 aircraft on lease to United Air Lines
  • Represented Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC in connection with their sale of four Boeing 737 aircraft to an undisclosed buyer
  • Represented Aircastle in connection with their sale of a $50 million portfolio of aircraft from Deutsche Bank Equipment Leasing
  • Represented Aircastle in connection with their acquisition of a $100 million portfolio of aircraft from Goldman Sachs
  • Represented Aircastle in connection with their acquisition of six Boeing 757 aircraft from Bank of New York that are on lease to American
  • Represented Aircastle in connection with their sale of a Boeing 747 aircraft to Dubai Air Wing