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Michelle F. Herman


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  • Columbia University (J.D. 2003; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar); New York University (B.A. magna cum laude 2000; Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Michelle Herman's areas of practice include aviation, equipment leasing, banking and finance, and other general corporate representations.

Michelle has represented lenders and lessors in a wide range of aviation finance transactions, including leveraged leases, single-investor leases, operating leases, acquisitions and dispositions of lease portfolios, aircraft foreclosures, debt purchases, and sale and leasing of corporate jet aircraft. Her practice also extends to general corporate finance, specifically the representation of financial institutions and other clients extending or receiving credit through unsecured and secured credit facilities.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2010, Michelle represented the following companies in aviation, equipment leasing, and banking and finance matters: Babcock & Brown, Building Materials Manufacturing Corporation, G-I Holdings, General Motors Corporation, Global Crossing Telecommunications, Lehman Brothers, Oak Hill Capital, Prokom Investments, Silver Point Capital, and Strategic Value Partners.

Michelle has participated in the Lawyers Alliance for New York nonprofit externship program. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Michelle Herman