MIAMI (February 5, 2014) – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that aviation finance partner J.C. Ferrer has joined the firm's Financial Services and Latin America practice groups in Miami. Mr. Ferrer represents lenders, lessors, airlines, aircraft manufacturers, publicly-held and private companies, and high-net-worth individuals in connection with the purchase, sale and finance (including lease finance) of private and commercial aircraft.
Mr. Ferrer also has extensive experience in single lender and syndicated corporate and commercial lending transactions involving assets other than aircraft, as well as cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions Mr. Ferrer, who was previously a partner with K&L Gates, is fluent in Spanish and frequently handles cross-border transactions.
"J.C. brings a unique and extremely sophisticated practice that compliments the structured finance work involving aircraft and other assets that our firm regularly handles," said Joe Sirven, leader of Holland & Knight's Financial Services practice group. "South Florida is a magnet for ultra high-net-worth individuals and the lending institutions that cater to them. J.C.'s experience will bring great value to any transaction involving aircraft whether on the lender or owner/operator's side of the deal."
Mr. Ferrer is a member of the National Aircraft Finance Association and the National Business Aviation Association. He currently serves on the executive council of The Florida Bar's Business Law Section and on its Legal Opinion Standards Committee.
"I am very excited to join such a dynamic law firm and am confident that Holland & Knight's platform will allow me to continue growing my practice while, at the same time, provide the level of responsiveness and expertise that discerning clients have come to expect," said Mr. Ferrer.
Mr. Ferrer received his B.A. degree from Florida International University and his J.D. degree from University of Miami School of Law.
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