Hughes Hubbard Strengthens Aviation Practice with Addition of Partner Thomas Healey

Hughes Hubbard Strengthens Aviation Practice with Addition of Partner Thomas Healey

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is pleased to announce that Tom Healey has joined the firm as a partner in its Aviation Finance Group. Healey, a leader in aircraft finance, will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.


Healey’s practice focuses on representing financial institutions, airlines, manufacturers and lessors in the largest and most innovative transactions. He advises creditors in Chapter 11 proceedings, restructuring financings for aircraft in North America and South America, and works with lessors, finance parties, operators and governments on export credit financings.

“Tom has a well-earned reputation for understanding the airline industry’s evolving dynamics – and his addition continues our firm’s strong overall recent growth,” said Ted Mayer, chair of Hughes Hubbard. “His extensive experience counseling the various entities involved in airline financial matters makes him a great addition to our firm’s pioneering Aviation team.”

Steven Chung and John Hoyns, co-chairs of the Aviation Finance Group, said, “Tom is a committed talent who becomes the latest member of our renowned aircraft finance team known for closing the largest and most cutting-edge transactions in our industry. But that’s not the only quality he shares with the market-leading team we’ve built. Like his new colleagues, Tom is someone who finds ways to overcome challenging situations, a critical trait required by our clients and the types of deals they bring to us.”

Healey regularly works on pre-delivery payment facilities and asset and credit support agreements and advises buyers and sellers of business aircraft as well as participants in fractional programs. His work has garnered numerous awards from aviation industry publications.

“I am delighted to join such an accomplished firm and to play a pivotal role in the continued expansion of its Aviation practice,” Healey said. “The team at Hughes Hubbard has strong relationships throughout the industry, a deep understanding of the complex issues at play and a well-earned reputation for playing key roles in some of the largest and most innovative transaction structures in the aviation industry.”

Healey received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School and his BA from Cornell University.  

Author: Martina Bellini