Eversheds Adds to Corporate and Finance Group
Summary: Eversheds Sutherland strengthened its corporate and finance group with the addition of an experienced aviation finance partner.
Eversheds Sutherland LLP announced the addition of experienced aviation finance attorney Shawn Rafferty to their Atlanta office. He joins the Private Capital team in the Corporate Practice Group as a partner. Rafferty joins from Barnes & Thornburg LLP where he was also a partner.
Eversheds Sutherland Co-CEO Mark D. Wasserman said, “Our clients will immediately benefit from the depth and breadth that Shawn’s practice brings. A highly respected finance lawyer who has advised market leaders across the full spectrum of aviation and transportation matters, he is the perfect complement to our existing team and will bring enormous value to our clients. His background and extensive transactional and dispute resolution experience adds significantly to our national and global capabilities.”
Rafferty has over 20 years of experience working with domestic and international clients with their various equipment financing matters such as acquisitions and dispositions, restructuring, mortgage-financed transactions, pooled aircraft asset securitizations, sale and leaseback arrangements, and operating leases.
Partner and Private Capital Co-Lead Peter A. Fozzard added, “Shawn’s arrival marks a significant advancement in strengthening the capacity of our global aviation and transportation platform. With the recent addition of aviation finance colleague Katy Smyth in our Ireland office, we remain committed to continually enhancing and expanding our capabilities in order to better serve our clients around the world. Shawn is very well-known in the aviation industry, and we are extremely pleased to have him on board. We look forward to Shawn taking on a lead role in continuing to expand our aviation and transportation client offerings.”