New York, Jan. 22, 2019 – Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP announced today that Jonathan Goldstein has joined as a partner in the firm’s Aviation Finance practice, residing in the New York office.

Goldstein is recognized as a leading aviation finance lawyer, and his practice focuses on a broad spectrum of financing structures and active participants in the global aviation sector. 

He represents airlines, aircraft leasing companies, underwriters, banks and trustees in a wide variety of transactions, including aircraft asset-backed securitizations; offerings of enhanced equipment trust certificates; sale/leaseback transactions; operating leases; and secured loans.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jonathan to our firm and to our top-tier Aviation Finance practice,” said Ted Mayer, chair of Hughes Hubbard. “His substantial capabilities will be a great additional resource for clients.”

“Jonathan is a leading authority in aviation finance matters, and he takes pride in crafting innovative solutions for his clients,” said John Hoyns, co-chair of Hughes Hubbard’s Aviation Finance practice. “His broad experience and high level of expertise will enhance our aviation finance practice immensely.”

“We are delighted Jonathan is joining our team,” said Steven Chung, co-chair of Hughes Hubbard’s Aviation Finance practice. “We are excited about the experience and industry knowledge that he brings, and the added value we can deliver to clients as a result.” 

“I look forward to being part of a firm that does such outstanding and sophisticated work in the area of aviation finance,” said Goldstein. 

Goldstein received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. In 2018, he was recognized in Airline Economics for Overall Debt Deal of the Year, and is recognized by the Legal 500 U.S. in Structured Finance.  He also frequently writes and speaks on aviation finance topics.

About the Aviation Finance Group 

Hughes Hubbard & Reed has extensive experience in representing many of the leading airlines, aircraft leasing companies, financial institutions and other participants in the aviation industry in their most sophisticated and cutting-edge transactions. Hughes Hubbard has pioneered some of the largest and most innovative transaction structures in the aviation industry, many of which have won “Deal of the Year” awards from leading industry publications.  What sets us apart is our skills at innovation and our focus on achieving clients' goals.  

About Hughes Hubbard 

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is a New York City-based international law firm with a relentless focus on providing quality service to our clients and delivering successful results in the most complex matters.  With a powerful combination of scale and agility, we offer clients innovative and effective solutions, while remaining flexible to adapt to their needs and market developments. Known for a collaborative culture, as well as our diversity and pro bono achievements, Hughes Hubbard has a distinguished history dating back more than a century. For more information, visit