Ben Graham-Evans is a Partner in the Corporate Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP and a member of the Firm’s Global Transport Practice.
Ben is a UK qualified transaction lawyer specializing in international aircraft finance and leasing transactions advising lessors, purchasers and operators on buying, selling and leasing of commercial aircraft, engines and parts.
Ben advises main commercial industry participants on commercial and corporate aviation transactions including aircraft finance and leasing, asset acquisitions and disposals, regulatory matters and commercial contracts in the aviation and to a lesser extent, marine sector.
On the commercial side Ben works with airlines across the globe, major financial institutions, manufacturers, individuals and leasing companies to finance, lease and deliver commercial and private aircraft, engines and parts in multiple jurisdictions within North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Australasia.
On the corporate and private aviation side Ben works with family offices on acquisition and disposal of corporate jets and other significant assets, including yachts.
In addition to the core aviation practice Ben maintains active relationships with lawyers around the globe to service clients and collaborate on various projects of an international nature. He is active in the global aviation law network L2B Aviation recognized by Chambers Global as the leading global network of aviation lawyers (the largest international group of aviation lawyers with lawyers in 40+ countries).
International Society of Transport Aircraft Traders (ISTAT)
Speaker at 2016 NBAA Business Aircraft Finance, Registration and Legal Conference, Boca Raton, FL.
Guest Lecturer at University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) for their International Aviation Law LLM 2013-2016