Richard A. Aborn

Senior Counsel
New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212 504 6188

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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Finance
  • Distressed Finance
  • Corporate
 
University Williams College, B.A., cum laude, 1965
 
Law SchoolBoston College, J.D., 1969 Member of the Boston College Industrial and Commercial Law Review, Member of the Order of the Coif
 
Admitted1970, New York
 
Biography

Richard Aborn's principal area of practice is general corporate matters, with an emphasis on leveraged lease, aircraft, vessel, and other equipment and project financings. He has participated in large-ticket leasing and other financing transactions and, in the late XI financings, the most noteworthy of which were those to aid in the construction of eight liquefied natural gas tankers built at General Dynamics's Quincy shipyard at a cost in excess of $1 billion.

Since the mid-1980s, Dick has been heavily involved in aircraft financing transactions, primarily representing Northwest Airlines since the commencement of its leasing activities in 1985. He has negotiated and documented virtually all of their new aircraft lease and other financings since that time. He negotiated and documented U.S. leveraged leases, lease-in lease-out financings, synthetic leases, German leveraged leases, Japanese leveraged leases, French credit bails, purchase money financings, credit facilities, and other debt financings (including enhanced equipment trust certificates).

He also represents Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways and US Airways, and has represented equity investors and lenders in aircraft financing transactions with major air carriers. Since 1984, he has participated in aircraft financing transactions aggregating more than $35 billion. In addition, since 1998 he has participated in a number of structured infrastructure financings.

Dick joined the Firm as a summer associate in 1968, started as an associate in 1969, and became a partner in 1978.

A cum laude graduate of Williams College, Dick earned his J.D. at Boston College, where he was a member of the Boston College Industrial and Commercial Law Review and was elected a member of the Order of the Coif. He has been recognized as one of the nation's leading aviation law practitioners by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500, and the International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers.

Dick is admitted to practice in the State of New York and is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York State Bar Association.

News

News Releases

Cadwalader Attorneys, Practices Recognized in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Aug 18, 2014

2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 44 Cadwalader Attorneys Across a Range of Practices

Oct 22, 2013

Super Lawyers Names Metropolitan New York Cadwalader Lawyers in More Than 20 Areas of Practice as Outstanding in Their Fields

Oct 15, 2012

2013 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 45 Cadwalader Attorneys in Multiple Areas of Practice

Oct 06, 2012

The Legal 500 Recognizes More than 15 Cadwalader Practices and 47 of the Firm's Lawyers Across U.S. Offices

Jun 06, 2012

Super Lawyers Taps More Than 40 Metropolitan New York Cadwalader Attorneys as Outstanding in Their Fields

Sep 26, 2011

2012 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 45 Cadwalader Attorneys in 30 Areas of Practice

Sep 06, 2011

The Legal 500 U.S. Recommends Cadwalader in 13 Areas of Practice and Highly Ranks More Than 50 Attorneys

Jun 01, 2011

The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 37 Cadwalader Attorneys in 21 Areas of Practice

Aug 04, 2010

Cadwalader Practices Commended by US Legal 500

Jun 16, 2010

2010 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes Numerous Cadwalader Attorneys

Aug 07, 2009

Cadwalader Lauded in Multiple Practices in Chambers USA

Jun 12, 2009

Cadwalader Receives High Marks from The Legal 500

Jun 03, 2009

Recognition

Cadwalader Attorneys, Practices Recognized in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Aug 18, 2014

2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 44 Cadwalader Attorneys Across a Range of Practices

Oct 22, 2013

Super Lawyers 2012

Oct 15, 2012

The Best Lawyers In America 2013

Oct 06, 2012

2012 Legal 500 US

Jun 06, 2012

Resources

Clients & Friends Memos

FAA Policy Clarification on Non-Citizen Trusts

Aug 12, 2013

 
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