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Edward H. Kammerer

Ed Kammerer’s strategic approach enables his clients to pursue their business aircraft ownership and operating objectives.

Ed describes his practice as helping to improve the lives of busy people, saving them time by facilitating their access to aircraft. Ed advises the business aviation community on a wide range of transactions and issues. With 40 years of experience, the majority of which is dedicated to aircraft and equipment acquisitions and finance, he represents major corporations, mid-sized companies, family offices, corporate executives, entrepreneurs and business owners, helping them to acquire, operate, finance and sell private aircraft.

Ed and his team have been instrumental in devising secured aircraft loan products for a leading private bank and a major airframe manufacturer’s captive finance division as well as several private non-traditional lenders. Ed‘s home office is based in Greenberg Traurig’s New York office, and periodically spends time in Boston.

In private practice for the last 20 years, Ed has previously served as in-house counsel for three leading equipment finance companies, including affiliates of two major banks and one leading insurance company. Ed had responsibility for the development of standard form documents.

Concentrations

  • Business and private aircraft acquisition and sales
  • Business aviation finance
  • Secured equipment lease and loan transactions
  • Aircraft ownership and operating advice on federal state and local tax issues
  • Regulatory structuring and compliance
  • Risk management
  • Aircraft management and charter

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented VistaJet, a luxury private aviation company, in financing their acquisition of an order for 56 new Bombardier Global Class aircraft, with 86 further options. Financings included pre-delivery financing facilitated through the United States Export-Import Branch and Export Development Canada and post-delivery permanent financings. With a list price value of more than $7.8 billion, this was the single largest transaction placed with any aircraft manufacturer in the history of business aviation.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Kammerer prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Fleet Capital Corporation, 1995-2000
    • Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Fleet Capital Leasing
    • Vice President and Strategic Counsel to The Corporate Aircraft Finance Group
  • Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Equipment Leasing Subsidiary, MetLife Capital Corporation, 1985-1993
  • Regional Counsel at Money Center Bank’s Equipment Leasing Subsidiary, Manufacturers Hanover Leasing Corporation

Recognition & Leadership

  • National Business Aviation Association
    • Past Chair, Tax Committee and Federal Tax Working Group
  • National Aircraft Finance Association
    • Former Member of the Board of Directors
  • National Aircraft Resale Association
    • Past Chair, Associate Member Council
  • American Bar Association
    • Member Aircraft Financing Subcommittee of the Business Law Section
  • Member, Massachusetts Business Aviation Association
    • Founding Member and Former Member of the Board of Directors
  • Business Aviation Professionals of New England
  • Connecticut Business Aviation Group
  • Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Business Aviation Association
    • Founder and Member
  • Robb Report Business Aviation Advisory Board

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., St. John's University School of Law, 1980
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Providence College, 1977
Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
Admitted in Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island. Not admitted in Massachusetts.