Brian Schmelkin | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Brian Schmelkin

Associate, Miami

Overview

Brian is an associate in White & Case's Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance group. Since joining White & Case in 2014, Brian's practice has focused on asset finance and leasing transactions, with a focus on aircraft financing and leasing. In addition, he also has represented clients in connection with project and bank financings. Brian received his Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. Brian also holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration from Florida International University, where he focused his studies in finance.

Bars and Courts

  • Florida State Bar

Education

  • JD, University of Miami
  • BBA, Florida International University

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Experience

Representation of Aeromexico in connection with its acquisition of three Embraer E170 aircraft from Republic Airline Inc.

Representation of Apollo Aviation Group in connection with a $168 million purchase of a combination of six Airbus and Boeing aircraft from Aircastle on lease to lessees in Czech Republic, Spain, India, Indonesia and Thailand.

Representation of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in connection with its acquisition and lease of new Airbus A321-211 to Frontier Airlines.

Representation of European Investment Bank (EIB), Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and Bank Leumi, as lenders, in connection with a US$1.1 billion Negev Energy concentrating thermal solar power project financing in Israel.

Representation of EIB, OPIC and Bank Leumi in connection with a restructuring of a US$1.1 billion Negev Energy concentrating thermal solar power project financing in Israel.

Representation of Apollo Aviation Group in connection with two Boeing 737 leases to Private Stock Company Ukraine International Airlines.

Representation of Apollo Aviation Group in connection with a lease of an Airbus A330-200 to Turkish Airlines.

Representation of Inkia Energy in connection with a US$100,000,000 working capital loan facility.

Representation of The Huntington National Bank, as administrative agent, with respect to a $600 million revolving credit facility involving Milestone Aviation Group's acquisition of various helicopters.

Representation of Copa Airlines with respect to general legal advice.