Alan Kravitz focuses his practice on the tax aspects of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and structured finance. He has deep experience in aviation finance and equipment finance transactions, in which he has provided tax advice to underwriters, issuers, lenders and other involved parties. He assists companies and funds with tax matters relating to the acquisition and disposition of subsidiaries and portfolio companies, both domestic and multinational, with a particular focus on the media and technology, telecommunications and transport and logistics sectors. He also advises sponsors on tax considerations relating to the formation and structure of private equity funds.
Before joining Hughes Hubbard, Alan was a member of the Tax Groups at Clifford Chance and Sullivan & Cromwell. From 2009 to 2010, he worked as a law clerk to Judge Mary Ann Cohen of the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C.
New York State Bar Association – Tax Section: Member of Corporations Committee and Partnership Committee
New York City Bar Association – Member of Taxation of Business Entities Committee
Representation of Hawaiian Airlines Inc. in connection with a $262 million offering of enhanced equipment trust certificates (EETC) secured by eight Airbus aircraft
Representation of Bluestar Alliance and affiliates in connection with the acquisition of Hurley International from Nike
Representation of global information technology company Wipro in its acquisition of International TechneGroup, a global digital engineering and manufacturing solutions company
Representation of Mizuho Securities USA in a $529 million asset-backed securitization for Irish aircraft lessor Goshawk Aviation
Representation of Wipro in connection with the sale of its human resources management business to Blackstone Group-owned Alight Solutions
Representation of Mizuho Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, PNC Bank, Barclays Bank, MUFG Bank, The Bank of Nova Scotia and Citibank as joint lead arrangers in connection with a $1 billion 364-day term loan credit facility and a $500 million two-year term loan credit facility for FirstEnergy Corp.
Representation of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, New York Branch, as administrative agent, letter of credit issuing bank and lender, in a $30 million revolving credit and letter of credit facility for GenConn Energy LLC
Representation of MUFG Union Bank N.A. as administrative agent and syndication agent in connection with a refinancing of an existing senior unsecured revolving credit and letter of credit facility for El Paso Electric Company
Representation of BNP Paribas Securities Corp. in connection with a $189 million aircraft asset-backed securitization (ABS) for Vx Capital Partners, a cargo aircraft management and leasing firm
Representation of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, DekaBank, Deutsche Girozentrale Standard Chartered Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. in connection with a $620.9 million senior loan financing for Delta Air Lines Inc.
Representation of Hawaiian Airlines Inc. in connection with a $235 million revolving credit and letter of credit facility provided by a syndicate of banks
Representation of Bank of America as facility agent, structuring agent and joint lead arranger in connection with a $300 million aircraft warehouse facility for a new joint venture leasing vehicle established by Elliot Management and SkyWorks Leasing, an aircraft management services company
Representation of China Minsheng Investment on its approximately $2.2 billion purchase of Sirius International Insurance Group from White Mountains Insurance Group
Representation of Geodis SA, a supply chain operator based in France, on its acquisition of Ozburn-Hessey Logistics from private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Representation of a number of airlines and other aircraft owners on U.S. tax structuring for aircraft securitization transactions, including an inaugural issuance of Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates by LATAM Airlines Group, S.A.