Layne Grindal

Managing Director, Seabury Securities

Layne Grindal joined Seabury in 2020 with over 20 years of experience advising clients on complex business transactions, both as a corporate lawyer and FINRA-licensed investment banker. Prior to joining Seabury, he spent two years at a transportation-focused investment bank, where he managed all legal matters and helped originate, syndicate and close nearly $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. (NASDAQ: AAWW), 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 from inception through the acquisition and financing of approximately $1.0 billion of aircraft. He also led the Atlas legal team on an innovative $865 million U.S. Export-Import Bank financing, which earned Airfinance Journal‘s North American Deal of the Year award in 2012.

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 7, 63 and 79 licenses from FINRA.