Smith, Gambrell & Russell Welcomes Josh Gentner to Global Transport and Corporate Practices

Jan. 22, 2018

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) announced that Joshua D. Gentner has joined the firm’s Global Transport and Corporate Practices, based out of the New York office.    

Gentner represents and counsels clients in connection with a wide variety of debt, equity and lease financings, including U.S. and cross-border leveraged leases, mortgage financings, operating leases, project financings, export credit agency supported financings and securitizations. In this capacity, he handles matters related to aircraft, rolling stock, vessels and other machinery and equipment financing. Gentner has extensive experience with cross-border leasing transactions, including those on behalf of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. In addition, he has represented major commercial airlines in bankruptcy proceedings and restructuring transactions. 

“SGR is thrilled to welcome Josh to the firm,” said Stephen Forte, SGR’s chairman and managing partner. “His expertise in transportation finance relating to a broad range of clients and industries brings great value to SGR, in particular our Global Transport Practice.” 

Highly-recognized in the legal industry, Gentner has been featured in The International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers and consistently ranked by Chambers USA in the Nationwide Transportation: Aviation: Finance category, as well as previously in the Nationwide Banking & Finance: Equipment Finance & Leasing category. He was also selected for inclusion in Euromoney’s Expert Guides (Aviation) on numerous occasions, and in Euromoney’s Best of the Best USA. In addition, Gentner has been selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in Corporate Finance. In 2016 and 2017, he was recommended by the Legal 500 United States guide in the Finance—Asset Finance and Leasing category. 

Gentner is a graduate of Indiana University where he earned a B.A., majoring in history and political science. He received his J.D., cum laude, Order of Coif from Northwestern University School of Law.