Law firm Vedder Price has appointed Mehtap Cevher Conti as counsel of its transportation finance team.
Cevher Conti, who will be based in New York, joins the law firm from White & Case, where she focused her practice on asset finance, with a particular concentration on transactions involving aircraft and other equipment.
Cevher Conti has represented lenders in connection with the restructuring of leveraged lease transactions during the bankruptcy proceedings of various U.S. airlines, and has advised clients in the purchase and lease financing of corporate aircraft.
She regularly advises commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, financial institutions, aircraft operating lessors and airlines in a broad range of domestic and cross-border secured debt transactions, export credit agency supported transactions, revolving credit facilities, leveraged leases, portfolio acquisitions, asset-backed structured financings and securitizations.
"Her capital markets experience includes the representation of issuers and initial purchasers of U.S. Export-Import Bank guaranteed bonds, issuers of Rule 144A bonds secured by aircraft portfolios, issuers of unsecured senior debt private placements and initial purchasers of high-yield debt securities," says Vedder Price.