Mr. Leventhal is based in the New York office of SGR, is English law qualified (with New York Legal Consultant status), and works in the finance and leasing sector, specializing primarily on structured and asset finance and leasing in the aviation sector. His experience includes acting for banks, export credit agencies and operating lessors on a range of cross-border finance and leasing transactions, including export credit supported financings, cross-border leasing, pre-delivery financings, tax-based structures, and joint venture leasing transactions. Prior to working at SGR, Mr. Leventhal worked for six years in the aircraft finance and leasing practice of a major international law firm in their Paris and London offices.
A tri-national (USA, Germany, UK), Mr. Leventhal undertook his professional education and work experience in the USA, UK and France. In addition to being a native English speaker, Mr. Leventhal has advanced Spanish and French language skills, and has basic conversational German.
Mr. Leventhal holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, England, and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course at BPP University Law School, England.