Bruce C. Silvers works extensively in aviation finance and leasing. He represents leading international banks, hedge funds, and insurance companies in aircraft and engine sales and purchases, operating and leveraged leases, parts consignments, and foreclosures. Bruce also practices in the areas of debt financings and restructurings. He represents numerous financial institutions in a wide variety of complex domestic and cross-border transactions, including public and private bondholder debt, syndicated bank loans, structured financings, commercial paper conduits, and warehouse loan transactions.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Bruce was a partner at another international law firm.
Represented an investor in the acquisition and securitization of a portfolio of used aircraft (Global Transport Finance 2016 Aircraft Finance ABS Deal of the Year – North America)
Represented certificateholder groups in restructuring of and foreclosure of leveraged leases in the American Airlines Chapter 11 restructuring
Represented $1.6 billion of ETC, PTC and private lease debt in the Delta Air Lines Chapter 11 restructuring
Represented the Class A EETC certificate holders in restructuring more than $1 billion of lease obligations in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of air cargo carrier Atlas Air Inc.
Represented a group of institutional investors in restructuring $230 million of equipment-leveraged leases in the General Motors bankruptcy
Represented the administrative agent in the $600 million senior secured financing for Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group
Represented the lead lender in the $1.6 billion mortgage-backed commercial paper facility to Ocala Funding
Represented the lender in the bankruptcy liquidation of the SageCrest group of hedge funds
Represented the administrative agent for a 50-lender syndicate in restructuring $600 million of first and second lien debt to IAP Worldwide Services
Represented the $1 billion unsecured bondholder group of Globopar, a Brazilian TV and media conglomerate, in an out-of-court restructuring and exchange offer in Brazil, US, and Europe
Emory University School of Law, 1986, Juris Doctor
Trinity College, 1983, Bachelor of Arts
US District Court for the District of Connecticut
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, Hartford, The Best Lawyers in America (2010–2012, 2014–2020, 2022)