Brian T. Daigle

Brian T. Daigle


Brian T. Daigle is a partner in Holland & Knight's San Francisco office and a member of the firm's Structured Finance Team. Mr. Daigle focuses his practice on all aspects of transactional global finance, with an emphasis on secured and unsecured lending transactions. He is experienced in corporate matters, cross-border transactions, finance, mergers and acquisitions, aerospace and defense, pro bono cases and aviation law.

Mr. Daigle has in-depth knowledge of transportation finance matters and has counseled aircraft lessors, airlines and financiers on numerous complex transactions. His experience includes working with major United States and offshore investment funds, U.S. money-center banks and European and Asian banks doing business in the United States.


  • aircraft finance and leasing, procurement and maintenance matters for many years for a U.S. airline
  • numerous domestic and cross-border aircraft acquisition debt financings for a U.S. equipment financing and leasing company

  • a wide range of financing and derivative matters – including complex, multijurisdictional fund of funds finance and liquidity facilities – for numerous hedge and investment funds

  • numerous secured financing transactions for major U.S. banking institutions
  • numerous private placements of unsecured notes for a privately held real estate development company


  • New York University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
  • New York
  • International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading
Honors & Awards
  • The Legal 500 USA, Asset Finance and Leasing, 2016; Aviation and Air Travel: Finance, 2018, 2019
  • Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2013-2018