Managing Director & Partner
Layne Grindal joined Seabury in 2020 with over 20 years of experience advising airlines and investors on a wide variety of financing, acquisition and restructuring transactions. Prior to joining Seabury, he spent two years at a transportation-focused investment bank, where he helped originate, syndicate and close approximately $1.0 billion of aircraft financings, including JOLCOs, multi-currency debt financings, finance leases and operating leases. He advised Avianca on a JOLCO transaction that was awarded Airfinance Journal’s Latin American Deal of the Year in 2018.
Previously Layne was Deputy General Counsel of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., a global cargo airline and aircraft leasing company. He advised Atlas on nearly all of its business development and corporate transactional matters, including nearly $4.0 billion of aircraft financings, $3.5 billion of aircraft acquisitions and several capital markets transactions. He helped establish Atlas’ aircraft leasing subsidiary, Titan Aviation, and advised Titan on the acquisition and financing of approximately $1.0 billion of aircraft. While at Atlas, he served for five years on the board of directors of Global Aviation Technical Solutions, SECS, a Luxembourg-based component repair solutions provider for Boeing 747 operators.
Prior to joining Atlas, Layne was a corporate lawyer with Haynes and Boone, LLP, advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, securities law, corporate finance and corporate restructurings.
Mr. Grindal received a B.S., cum laude, from Texas A&M University and a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and New York and holds Series 63 and 79 licenses from FINRA.