Joshua D. Gentner is a Partner in the Firm’s Global Transport Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Mr. Gentner represents and counsels clients in connection with a wide variety of debt, equity and lease financings, including U.S. and cross-border leveraged leases, mortgage financings, operating leases, project financings, export credit agency supported financings and securitizations including EETCs and pass-through certificates. He handles matters related to aircraft, locomotives rolling stock, vessels and other machinery and equipment financing. Mr. Gentner has extensive experience in cross-border leasing transactions, including those on behalf of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. He has also represented major commercial airlines in bankruptcy proceedings and restructuring transactions.
Mr. Gentner was featured in The International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers’ 2006, 2008 and 2010-2016 editions, and in the 2006 Legal Media Groups’ Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers. From 2010 to 2018, Chambers USA ranked Mr. Gentner in the Nationwide Transportation: Aviation: Finance category as well as in the Nationwide Banking & Finance: Equipment Finance & Leasing category in 2013. He was also selected for inclusion in Euromoney’s Expert Guides (Aviation) in 2008, 2010, 2012 and from 2014 to 2016, and in Euromoney’s Best of the Best USA in 2016. In addition, Mr. Gentner has been selected by his peers from 2013 to 2017 as a Leading Lawyer in Corporate Finance. In 2016 and 2017, he was recommended by the Legal 500 United States guide in the Finance—Asset Finance and Leasing category.
Illinois State Bar Association
Panelist, “Use of Charitable Orphan Trust Structures to Achieve Remoteness” 2014 ABA Aircraft Financing Subcommittee Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, September 2014
Moderator, “Where is the ECA market going?” 16th Annual Global Airfinance Conference, Dublin, Ireland, January 2014
Author, US Ex-Im Bank’s response to the financial crisis, published by Aircraft Finance Guide, November 2011
Panelist, “The US Ex-Im Bank Capital Markets Transactions,” 2010 ABA Aircraft Financing Subcommittee Spring Meeting, Denver, Colorado, April 2010