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Admitted to Practice

  • Alaska
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington

Richard J. Schroeder


Rick Schroeder centers his financial transactions practice in the representation of lenders and lessors in lease and secured financing transactions. He represents secured lenders and lessors in U.S. and international ship finance transactions; commercial and corporate aircraft leasing and secured financing; and financing transactions in Indian Country, including tribal gaming and on and off reservation tribal economic development financing. He structures several types of financing transactions involving secured loans, true leases, finance leases, and synthetic leases, and project finance. His practice also includes commercial lending transactions as counsel for agent and lenders in direct loans, participations and syndications, interest rate hedge and swap transactions. He has been a frequent CLE speaker on topics ranging from workouts and bankruptcy, ship finance, UCC Article 9, UCC Article 2A leasing and financing Indian tribes. Rick is also a recognized leader in the field of tribal gaming law.

Representative Experience

Lease financing of air ambulance helicopters for commercial equipment leasing company

Represented lessor in lease financing of air ambulance helicopters serving communities throughout U.S. True lease transactions. Prepared aircraft lease documentation, negotiation and documentation of syndication sales of leased aircraft. (2008)

Aircraft finance for financial services company

Represent agent and participants in $130 million aircraft term and operating loans for heavy lift helicopter operations, with aircraft in Australia, Greece, Korea, Italy, and U.S. (2007)

Financing of six Boeing 737 aircraft for commercial airline

Represented foreign airline in negotiation and documentation for pre-delivery financing of six Boeing 737 aircraft and assignment to lenders, negotiations and documentation with CFM engine manufacturer over assignment of engine warranties. (2007)

Construction financing of Gulfstream G150 aircraft for equipment financing company

Represented aircraft lessor in construction financing of two Gulfstream G150 aircraft. On delivery, represented lessor in leasing the two aircraft to major U.S. corporation. (2006)

Sale of Boeing 737 for commercial equipment leasing company

Acted as counsel for owner in sale of Boeing 737 under lease to U.S. commercial airline. (2006)

Financing of ten Boeing 737-800 aircraft for commercial airline

Served as local counsel for Australian commercial airline in the pre-delivery financing and delivery of 10 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. (2005)

Lease of Cessna 750 aircraft for equipment financing company

Represented aircraft lessor in lease of Cessna 750 aircraft. True lease financing transaction. Represented lessor in documentation of lease transaction. (2005)

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to "Washington Super Lawyers," Thomson Reuters, 2003, 2005
  • Named as one of  the "Top 87 Business Lawyers" in Indian Law by Seattle Business Monthly, 2008
  • Named as one of  "155 Top Lawyers" in Indian Law by Seattle Magazine and Seattle Business Monthly, 2007