Edward Gross, Vedder Price


LEADING LAWYER DIRECTORY – Edward Gross, Vedder Price

Ed Gross is a shareholder at Vedder Price in Washington DC and one of the most active business jet lawyers in the industry.

Ed Gross, Vedder Price


Washington DC
+1 (202) 312 3330
[email protected]



Ed’s advice

“Understand what your customer wants. Collaborate with your customer to best determine what they need. Determine whether you can meet those needs. And don’t over promise or under deliver. Engage the right lawyers.”

Official biography

Edward K. Gross is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the Global Transportation Finance team. He established the firm’s Washington, DC office and has over 25 years of experience representing bank-affiliated and large, independent equipment financing companies in all aspects of equipment finance transactions, including documenting, structuring, negotiating, syndicating and enforcement. Gross handles all types of equipment finance matters and structures, including single-investor, leveraged financings, true/tax motivated leases, synthetic leases, TRAC leases, “bundled” and other vendor-originated financings, and domestic and cross-border financings, primarily for transportation equipment, but also for the following types of equipment: manufacturing and assembly line, construction and drilling, energy-related and other facilities, medical and health-related facilities, computers and software, telecommunications and other high-tech equipment, trucks and trailers, modular units and FF&E.

Gross is considered an industry leader in business aircraft finance, especially jet aircraft and helicopters. These transactions vary in structure and include tax and non-tax lease and secured loan financing of managed and/or chartered aircraft, air taxi and air ambulance fleet and engine pools, and aircraft operated under fractional and “pay card” arrangements. Clients include large publicly or privately held businesses, governmental entities or high-net-worth individual users. Many of these transactions involve foreign registered aircraft. Many clients rely on Gross in syndication transactions, including large portfolio purchases, “one-off” sales and assignments, discounting, back-leveraging and participation transactions. He has prepared equipment lease, loan and syndication forms for many of the most active financing providers in the industry. Working with Vedder Price’s well-regarded bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice, Gross has assisted financing providers, including various creditor groups, with workout, restructuring, bankruptcy and enforcement matters.

Gross was named in Washington, DC Super Lawyers (2007-11) and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and The Legal 500. He was elected as Fellow to the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers in 2011. He has been recognized by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), receiving the Distinguished Service Award in 2008 and ELFA’s Legal Committee Edward A. Groobert Excellence in Leasing Award in 2011. Gross was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Legal’s The International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers 2011.

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