Michael Mulitz is a Partner in the Finance Department, Chair of the Aviation Finance and Leasing Group, and a member of the Transportation Asset Finance Group. He concentrates on commercial and corporate jet aircraft transactions, with extensive experience in the structuring, drafting and negotiation of financing and leasing transactions (including tax-based leveraged and cross-border leasing, operating leases, PDP financings, portfolio securitizations and ECA financings) on behalf of banks, leasing companies, financial institutions, hedge and private equity funds and other companies acting as debt and equity participants, lessors, lessees, operating lessors, owner trustees, indenture/loan trustees, guarantors, airframe and engine manufacturers, management and remarketing agents and purchasers and sellers of equipment involving commercial, private and cargo aircraft and aircraft engines and spare parts. He also has significant experience in fleet financing, acquisition and financing of business jet aircraft, fractional interest ownership and time-share programs.
Mr. Mulitz, with over 20 years of experience, is internationally recognized for commercial aviation finance and leasing transactions. In 2008, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business noted that Mr. Mulitz “is praised for doing a ‘consistently excellent job.’” He is a regular speaker at aviation-related conferences, including those sponsored by AirFinance Journal and the International Centre for Business Information’s Geneva International Aviation Forum. He has organized and chaired many conferences on Commercial Aircraft Finance Transactions and Corporate Jet Finance Transactions. He is on the Board of Editors for the LJN’s Equipment Leasing Newsletter and frequently writes articles on aviation finance and leasing for various publications. He is a member of the Legal Advisory Panel to the Aviation Working Group for the Cape Town Convention and is familiar with all matters relating to the Convention.