Overview

William Coleman is an aircraft finance attorney in Holland & Knight’s Portland office. Mr. Coleman has worked on a wide variety of general finance, asset and structured transactions, under both conventional and Islamic principles. He has represented a range of clients, including aircraft lessors, airlines, financial institutions and corporations.

Mr. Coleman's focus on the aviation industry has been complemented by two secondments to the in-house legal departments of an international Middle Eastern airline and an operating lessor based in Europe.

Before joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Coleman served as counsel at one of London's "Magic Circle" law firms where he spent more than 15 years working in various international offices, including London, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Germany, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Bar Admissions: England and Wales only; Authorized Foreign Law Consultant: State of Washington; Authorized Foreign Legal Consultant: State of Oregon

Credentials

Education
  • College of Law York, Post Graduate Diploma in Law
  • St John's College, Durham University, LL.B., European Legal Studies
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • England and Wales
  • Oregon
  • Washington
Honors & Awards
  • Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business guide, Saudi Arabia: Banking & Finance, 2018; United Arab Emirates: Banking & Finance (Foreign Expert), 2013-2018
  • Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers, Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, 2018, 2019
  • Rising Star, Airfinance Journal, 2010
Spoken Languages
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

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