Mara Abols

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

Mara Abols is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project Finance and Asset Finance Group of the New York office of White & Case LLP. She advises airlines, leasing companies, banks, and manufacturers on a variety of aircraft finance issues, including leveraged leases, pre-delivery payment facilities, term loans and revolving credit facilities, export credit agency financing, asset backed securitizations, finance, operating and leveraged leases, capital markets offerings and restructurings.

Prior to joining White & Case LLP, Mara worked as an aircraft finance attorney in the New York office of a major US law firm. She completed her articles in Toronto at a major Canadian firm and trained in Copenhagen at one of Denmark's leading law firms.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Law Society of Upper Canada
Education
LLB
McGill University

Faculty of Law

BCL
McGill University

Faculté de Droit

European Studies, MES
College of Europe
Biology & Psychology, BScH
Queen's University
Languages
English
French

Experience

Representation of a new US aircraft leasing company in connection with a term loan and facility agreement, 2015.

Representation of a Canadian aircraft manufacturer in connection with the financing and delivery of various aircraft types to multiple US airlines, 2010-2014.

Representation of a French bank in connection with refinancing the existing debt of an Irish entity with a portfolio of 35 aircraft engines through the issuance of $170 million of notes, 2013.

Representation of a Japanese bank in connection with restructuring aircraft lease obligations of a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer to a US airline, 2013.

Representation of a European airline in connection with the first yen-denominated capital markets issuance supported by U.S. government credit, 2013.

Representation of an African airline in connection with the U.S. Export-Import Bank guaranteed financing of 10 Boeing 787 arranged by a major American banking and financial services company – African Deal of the Year, Airfinance Journal, 2012.

Representation of a US engine leasing company in connection with the sale of $390 million of senior secured notes by a portfolio of 80 engines in order to refinance the ABS notes of a predecessor entity – Engine Deal of the Year, Airfinance Journal, 2012.

Representation of a US cargo airline in connection with the U.S. Export-Import Bank supported financing of six Boeing 747-8F aircraft arranged by a consortium of lenders – North American Deal of the Year, Airfinance Journal, 2012.

Representation of a major European bank in connection with the transfer of $38.7 billion of toxic assets in connection with the financial crisis, 2008.

Awards and Recognition

Rising Star, Airfinance Journal, 2013

Pro Bono Award, National Law Journal for protecting voter's rights on Native reservations in South Dakota, 2008