Print PDF
Photo of Lewis C.  Ledyard, III

Lewis C. Ledyard, III

Partner T: 302.888.6869 F: 302.888.6989
EmailvCard
Overview
Recent Matters
News & Events
Publications

Lewis C. Ledyard, III is a member of Morris James’ Business Transactions, Strategic Planning and Counseling Practice, a group that has been involved in over $50 billion in financings for a wide range of clients.

Lew focuses primarily on the organization and operation of statutory and common law trusts, limited liability companies, and other Delaware business entities in commercial and business transactions. His practice also includes acting as Delaware counsel to banks, trustees, financial institutions, and other parties in domestic and cross-border transactions such as leveraged leases and asset-backed securitizations.

Experience

  • Representing financial institutions acting as trustees and fiduciaries in structured finance transactions involving aircraft, rolling stock, energy and infrastructure facilities, as well as other asset-backed finance transactions
  • Providing Delaware law legal opinions on matters concerning Delaware common law and statutory trusts, limited liability companies, partnerships and corporations  

Professional Affiliations

Delaware State Bar Association, Commercial Law Section
American Bar Association, Section of Business Law
Trustee Subcommittee of the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment (the "Cape Town Convention")
Drafting Committee of the Aviation Working Group

Community Affiliations

Member of the Board of the Brandywine River Museum and Conservancy
Trustee of the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware
Trustee of the Upland Country Day School

Recent Matters

Numerous aircraft finance transactions involving loan guarantees by several export credit agencies including the Export-Import Bank of the United States, Export Development Canada and the Export Credits Guarantee Department of the United Kingdom

Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificate (“EETC”) transactions involving Continental Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways

The first EETC transaction involving European air carriers

Project finance transactions involving funding and/or guarantees provided by the United States Department of Defense and the United States Department of Energy

Practice areas

Honors

Delaware Today® "Top Lawyers," 2014

Delaware Volunteer Legal Services Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2009

Admissions

Delaware, 1990

Education

Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1990

Tulane University, B.A., 1986