Sean F. Corrigan

Head of Finance, United States
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Sean F. Corrigan

Sean F. Corrigan

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Biography

Sean Corrigan is Norton Rose Fulbright's US Head of Finance. He is based in the firm's New York office and  practices in the Finance and Transport Groups.

Sean's practice focuses on the representation of lenders, equity investors, domestic and foreign airlines and other borrower/lessees in all types of financing transactions, including equipment financing matters, leveraged and cross-border leasing, secured and unsecured lending transactions, private and public debt placements and syndicated loan facilities involving a wide variety of facilities and equipment types, including aircraft, railcars and ocean-going vessels.

Sean also represents issuers in pass through and other forms of securitization transactions, many of which utilize various forms of credit enhancements. Mr. Corrigan has over 25 years of experience in equipment financing, commercial lending and other types of business transactions.


Professional experience

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JD, University of Virginia, 1984
BA, summa cum laude, Iona College, 1981

Mr. Corrigan was licensed to practice law in New York in 1987.

  • New York State Bar
  • Represented Emirates in connection with its 2012 ($588 million) and 2013 ($630 million) debt offerings of Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates, the proceeds of which financed the acquisition of four Airbus A380 model aircraft to be leased to the airline
  • Represented leasing companies and foreign airlines in connection with multiple U.S. Export Import Bank financings, including through capital market offerings
  • Represented aircraft manufacturers in a variety of financing transactions which included, among other structures, financial and residual guarantees, lease in-lease out arrangements, ECA guarantees, and ECA supported debt offerings
  • Represented a variety of parties in numerous EETC transactions involving all major US airlines
  • Representation of equity investors in numerous lease financings of real estate, facilities and industrial and transportation equipment with an aggregate value in the billions of dollars
  • Representation of the financial subsidiary of a major manufacturing corporation in numerous financings of commercial aircraft with an aggregate value of over $1 billion
  • Led a team of lawyers in the representation of a major airline in providing debtor-in-possession financing and the subsequent acquisition of another airline following an auction conducted under procedures established in target's chapter 11 proceeding
  • Representation of equity investors in connection with restructurings of leveraged-lease transactions with an aggregate value in the billions of dollars
  • Representation of major entertainment company in financing its acquisition of a $175 million motor sports entity
  • Representation of domestic and foreign lessees in numerous leveraged and single investor lease financings of facilities and transportation equipment
  • Representation of major league professional sports team in financing of a new stadium involving both public and private financing sources
  • Representation of lessees in numerous lease financings of transportation equipment supported by export credit agency support with an aggregate value in the billions of dollars
  • Represented purchaser in the acquisition of an offshore drilling rig for $490 million in the PetroRig chapter 11 cases
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2008-2019
  • IFLR1000 – United States, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2018
  • The Best of the Best USA, Expert Guides, 2013, 2018
  • Aviation Lawyer, Expert Guides, 2011, 2013-2014, 2018
  • Who's Who Legal, Aviation: FInance, Business Research Ltd., 2013 - 2015, 2018
  • New York Magazine, Best Lawyers List, 2009
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer, Aviation & Aerospace, Thomson Reuters, 2008-2018
  • Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners, 2008-2018
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2012
  • Legal 500 US, Industry focus - Transport: aviation and air travel, The Legal 500, 2018
  • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, Asset Financing & Leasing, The Legal 500, 2013-2017
  • Panel Presentation, "M&A: What Now? The New Realities for Buyers and Sellers," June 12, 2008, Houston, TX