Debra P. Goldberg, Counsel

Debra P. Goldberg

Counsel

dgoldberg@lawfirm.ms

3 Becker Farm Road, Suite 105
Roseland, NJ 07068
Tel: 973-736-4600 x373
Direct Dial: 973-607-1269
Fax: 973-325-7467

Debra P. Goldberg represents leading financial institutions, asset-based lenders and equipment lessors in a broad range of commercial finance and equipment leasing transactions involving a variety of credit structures. Ms. Goldberg’s transactional experience includes structuring, negotiating and documenting secured and unsecured credit facilities (senior and subordinated), syndication transactions, asset-based loans, unitranche loan facilities, mezzanine and second lien loans, warehouse loan facilities, acquisitions and divestitures of lease and loan portfolios and equipment leases and financings.

Ms. Goldberg facilitates transactions ranging in size from single lender to larger syndicated facilities across a variety of industries for a wide range of asset classes, including, transportation equipment (aircraft, aircraft engines, railcars, vessels, trucks and trailers), marine and inter-modal containers, medical, office communications and construction equipment, trade and lease receivables, intellectual property, drilling rigs and renewable energy projects. Many of these commercial transactions include complex multifaceted facilities that combine revolving credit, term loan and letter of credit facilities, multiple tranches of debt, multiple currencies and complex intercreditor arrangements.

Debra regularly counsels clients on structuring and documenting transactions, as well as a wide range of matters from the most basic issues of collateral perfection under UCC Article 9 to more complex issues under Subordination and Intercreditor Agreements among multiple lender groups. Ms. Goldberg also has extensive debt workout and restructuring experience representing senior secured creditors and syndicate groups in and out of bankruptcy, including DIP and exit financing and other financial and legal restructurings.

Ms. Goldberg's aircraft finance and leasing practice includes documenting the purchase, sale and lease of aircraft for high net worth individuals, corporate owners and commercial airlines, new fleet acquisitions from aircraft manufacturers including Boeing, Gulfstream, Cesna and Embraer, financing transactions for acquisitions of new and used aircraft for high net worth individuals and corporations, mergers and acquisitions, time share agreements, fractional interest ownership, and the start-up of a commuter airline (currently the largest in the 50 states).

As a recognized leader in her field, Ms. Goldberg has served as a speaker and author on various topics relating to her area of practice. Her experience in the transportation industry sector reflects her ability to assess the impact of credit market conditions, key economic indicators and investment trends. She also advises clients accordingly on both the business and legal risks of their transactions.


 

 

Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section (BLS) and Commercial Finance and Aircraft Finance Committees of the BLS; Participated in Task Force on Security Interests in LLC Ownership Interests - Model LLC Security Agreement (2016-2017)
Member, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), Financial Services Subcommittee (2008 - Present); elected to (for a 3-year term) Air, Rail and Marine Subcommittee (2008 – Present), Appointed to ELFA Legal Committee for a 3-year term (2008-2010)
Member, Commercial Finance Association, New York Chapter (2016-Present)
Executive Board Member, UJA - Federation of New York, Long Island Business Leaders Forum (2013-Present)
Task Force on Security Interests in LLC Interests - Model LLC Security Agreement
Member, Association for Corporate Growth (“ACG”), New York Chapter (2013-2017), Appointed to Programming Committee for a 2-year term (2016-2017)

PUBLICATIONS:

  • “Perfecting Liens on US-Registered Aircraft, 43 Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal No. 2, May 2011
  • “FAA Updates Its Procedures for Registration of Aircraft,” New York Law Journal, October 2010
  • “FAA Updates Its Procedures for Registration of Aircraft,” LJN’s Equipment Leasing Newsletter (republished from New York Law Journal, October 2010), December 2010
  • “Up in the Air? How changes to the Rights of Aircraft and Maritime Lessors and Lenders as a result of the proposed amendments to FAA Regulations on registration and a Vessel Leasing Amendment to the Ship Mortgage Act could affect Financing Opportunities,” Equipment Leasing Today, September 2008
  • “Perfecting Lease Payment Streams,” LJN’s Equipment Newsletter (republished from New York Law Journal, October 2007), November 2007
  • “Securitization of Payments Under Equipment Leases,” New York Law Journal, October 2007

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

  • 2011 Article 9 Update: Staying Current with Article 9 – Cases of Interest, ELGA Legal Forum (May 2011)
  • 2010 Article 9 Update: Staying Current with Article 9 – Proposed Legislative Revisions and Cases of Interest, ELFA Legal Forum (May 2010) (also presented a Webinar in June 2010)
  • Weathering the Storm in Turbulent Financial Markets: The Impact of the Current State of the US Economy on Structuring and Documenting Equipment Finance Transaction, ELGA Legal Forum, May 2009
  • State of Securitization Market, Legal Forum, May 2008
  • Equipment Lease Securitizations: Trends In Changing Times, ELFA Annual Convention, October 2007
  • Secured Transactions Under Revised Article 9 Proposed Revisions to Article 1 of the Uniform Commercial Code, New York State Bar Association, November 2004
  • Cross Border Aircraft Purchases and Fit-Out Financing and Leveraged Lease with Export Credit Agency Support by EximBank and HERMES, Aeronautics Committee, New York City Bar Association, March 2004
Areas of Practice
Overview

Debra P. Goldberg represents leading financial institutions, asset-based lenders and equipment lessors in a broad range of commercial finance and equipment leasing transactions involving a variety of credit structures. Ms. Goldberg’s transactional experience includes structuring, negotiating and documenting secured and unsecured credit facilities (senior and subordinated), syndication transactions, asset-based loans, unitranche loan facilities, mezzanine and second lien loans, warehouse loan facilities, acquisitions and divestitures of lease and loan portfolios and equipment leases and financings.

Ms. Goldberg facilitates transactions ranging in size from single lender to larger syndicated facilities across a variety of industries for a wide range of asset classes, including, transportation equipment (aircraft, aircraft engines, railcars, vessels, trucks and trailers), marine and inter-modal containers, medical, office communications and construction equipment, trade and lease receivables, intellectual property, drilling rigs and renewable energy projects. Many of these commercial transactions include complex multifaceted facilities that combine revolving credit, term loan and letter of credit facilities, multiple tranches of debt, multiple currencies and complex intercreditor arrangements.

Debra regularly counsels clients on structuring and documenting transactions, as well as a wide range of matters from the most basic issues of collateral perfection under UCC Article 9 to more complex issues under Subordination and Intercreditor Agreements among multiple lender groups. Ms. Goldberg also has extensive debt workout and restructuring experience representing senior secured creditors and syndicate groups in and out of bankruptcy, including DIP and exit financing and other financial and legal restructurings.

Ms. Goldberg's aircraft finance and leasing practice includes documenting the purchase, sale and lease of aircraft for high net worth individuals, corporate owners and commercial airlines, new fleet acquisitions from aircraft manufacturers including Boeing, Gulfstream, Cesna and Embraer, financing transactions for acquisitions of new and used aircraft for high net worth individuals and corporations, mergers and acquisitions, time share agreements, fractional interest ownership, and the start-up of a commuter airline (currently the largest in the 50 states).

As a recognized leader in her field, Ms. Goldberg has served as a speaker and author on various topics relating to her area of practice. Her experience in the transportation industry sector reflects her ability to assess the impact of credit market conditions, key economic indicators and investment trends. She also advises clients accordingly on both the business and legal risks of their transactions.


 

 

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section (BLS) and Commercial Finance and Aircraft Finance Committees of the BLS; Participated in Task Force on Security Interests in LLC Ownership Interests - Model LLC Security Agreement (2016-2017)

Member, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), Financial Services Subcommittee (2008 - Present); elected to (for a 3-year term) Air, Rail and Marine Subcommittee (2008 – Present), Appointed to ELFA Legal Committee for a 3-year term (2008-2010)

Member, Commercial Finance Association, New York Chapter (2016-Present)

Executive Board Member, UJA - Federation of New York, Long Island Business Leaders Forum (2013-Present)

Task Force on Security Interests in LLC Interests - Model LLC Security Agreement

Member, Association for Corporate Growth (“ACG”), New York Chapter (2013-2017), Appointed to Programming Committee for a 2-year term (2016-2017)

Publications/Seminars

PUBLICATIONS:

  • “Perfecting Liens on US-Registered Aircraft, 43 Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal No. 2, May 2011
  • “FAA Updates Its Procedures for Registration of Aircraft,” New York Law Journal, October 2010
  • “FAA Updates Its Procedures for Registration of Aircraft,” LJN’s Equipment Leasing Newsletter (republished from New York Law Journal, October 2010), December 2010
  • “Up in the Air? How changes to the Rights of Aircraft and Maritime Lessors and Lenders as a result of the proposed amendments to FAA Regulations on registration and a Vessel Leasing Amendment to the Ship Mortgage Act could affect Financing Opportunities,” Equipment Leasing Today, September 2008
  • “Perfecting Lease Payment Streams,” LJN’s Equipment Newsletter (republished from New York Law Journal, October 2007), November 2007
  • “Securitization of Payments Under Equipment Leases,” New York Law Journal, October 2007

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

  • 2011 Article 9 Update: Staying Current with Article 9 – Cases of Interest, ELGA Legal Forum (May 2011)
  • 2010 Article 9 Update: Staying Current with Article 9 – Proposed Legislative Revisions and Cases of Interest, ELFA Legal Forum (May 2010) (also presented a Webinar in June 2010)
  • Weathering the Storm in Turbulent Financial Markets: The Impact of the Current State of the US Economy on Structuring and Documenting Equipment Finance Transaction, ELGA Legal Forum, May 2009
  • State of Securitization Market, Legal Forum, May 2008
  • Equipment Lease Securitizations: Trends In Changing Times, ELFA Annual Convention, October 2007
  • Secured Transactions Under Revised Article 9 Proposed Revisions to Article 1 of the Uniform Commercial Code, New York State Bar Association, November 2004
  • Cross Border Aircraft Purchases and Fit-Out Financing and Leveraged Lease with Export Credit Agency Support by EximBank and HERMES, Aeronautics Committee, New York City Bar Association, March 2004
Areas of Practice
Admissions

New York

Florida

Education

Boston University School of Law, J.D.

Emory University, B.B.A. Finance