Edward P. Christian

Edward P. Christian: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP


With more than 23 years of experience, Ed Christian advises a variety of entities, including investment funds (including Shariah-compliant funds), portfolio companies, lenders and borrowers (including Shariah-compliant Mudarabah products), business development companies (BDCs), airlines, and lessors and lessees (including Shariah-compliant Ijara products) on complex debt and equity transactions in the alternative finance, leveraged finance, aviation, transportation, energy and capital equipment sectors.

Ed assists clients with domestic and cross-border financial and restructuring activities involving securities offerings, multicurrency and syndicated transactions, and corporate insolvencies. He also works with boards of directors and senior management teams to advise on all aspects of their businesses, including investments, compliance, operations and reporting requirements related to financings, corporate reorganizations, and mergers and acquisitions.

Ed’s in-depth knowledge of these topics-particularly alternative lending and investing-makes him a sought-after speaker at nationwide and international industry conferences. His extensive experience also allows him to effectively advise clients on compliance with regulatory mandates, including the Bank Holding Company Act, the Dodd-Frank Act and the Investment Advisers Act.

Before attending law school, Ed was a lieutenant and naval aviator in the United States Navy. Ed is admitted to the State Bar of California, The District of Columbia Bar and The New York State Bar Association. His work is supervised by State Bar of Georgia members.


Legal Alerts

Legal Alert: Southern District of Texas refuses to impose time limit on safe harbor termination rights (March 1, 2018)
On February 16, 2018, the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued an opinion that may prove important for non-defaulting parties to trading contracts. In an appeal arising out of ...

Legal Alert: Third Circuit Clarifies Definition of “Received” in Context of Section 503(b)(9) Claims (July 13, 2017)
The 2005 amendments to the Bankruptcy Code included the addition of an administrative expense claim for the value of goods received by the debtor in the 20 days prior to the bankruptcy filing. The ...

Legal Alert: District Court Upholds Controversial Bankruptcy Decision in Sabine (March 16, 2017)
On March 10, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a Memorandum Order, in which it affirmed a controversial bankruptcy court ruling. The district court agreed ...


Treatment of Make-Whole Premiums in Bankruptcy: A Bondholder Perspective (September 25, 2017)
New York Law Journal
A case currently before the US Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Texas, In re Ultra Petroleum, has raised again the issue of how make-whole payments due from a borrower to bondholders, ...

Adding Collateral Realization Financing to Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates (March 2005)
Airfinance Journal, A Supplement: 2005 Guide to Aviation Lawyers


Aircraft Finance and Leasing (2013)
New York American Conference Institute Conference

Lessors’ Roundtable: Perspectives on Obtaining Financing (2011)
New York American Conference Institute Conference

Funds-Opportunistic Investors or Long Term Players? (2009)
New York Euromoney Conference

Hedge Funds (2008)
New York Euromoney Conference

Key Legal Challenges in Aerospace & Defense Finance (2007)
London Euromoney Conference

Cape Town Treaty (2006)
Rio de Janeiro Euromoney Conference

Capital Markets Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates (2006)
New York Euromoney Conference

Aircraft Finance Structures (2006)
London AirLaw Conference

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Finance
  • Corporate
  • Financial Services
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights
  • Business Development Companies
  • Capital Markets & Investments
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Capital
  • Private Equity
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Investment Adviser

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 1987
Law School Attended:
University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D., Staff Editor, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, 1995
Year of First Admission:
1995, California; 2009, New York; 2007, District of Columbia

Professional Activities

Board Member, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation
Past Member, California Bar Uniform Commercial Code Drafting Committee

Lt., U.S. Navy, 1987-1991; Naval Reserve, 1991—
Birth Information:
March 23, 1965

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