Fred Bass is a partner at Holland & Knight and a member
of the firm's Aircraft and Equipment Finance Group. He has extensive experience
in a wide range of asset-based financings, including the financing and leasing
of aircraft, renewable energy facilities, rail cars, satellites, vessels,
manufacturing plants and infrastructure assets, as well as a variety of
structured finance and cross-border transactions.
Mr. Bass has considerable experience in domestic and cross-border
transactions involving airlines and aircraft and other transportation equipment,
including secured loans, operating and leveraged leases, export credit agency
supported financings, purchases and sales of new and used aircraft, enhanced
equipment trust certificate offerings, pre-delivery deposit facilities,
transactions with credit enhancements and manufacturer support arrangements,
like-kind exchanges, and bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy restructurings.
His practice also encompasses secured and unsecured lending, debt
trading, project financings, letters of credit and guarantees, business entity
formation, joint ventures, equipment leasing, acquisitions and dispositions of
finance companies and portfolios of financial instruments, and remedies,
restructurings and workouts.
Mr. Bass was recently honored by the New
York State Bar Association as an Empire State Counsel for providing pro bono