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Thatcher A. Stone

Thatcher A. Stone

  • Civil Rights, International Law
  • New York
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Thatcher is a highly experienced AV-rated commercial finance, aviation and structured finance lawyer, who has worked with airlines, power companies, manufacturers, banks and export credit agencies all over the world on documenting and litigating complicated financial transactions. In addition, his airline passenger rights practice is world famous since his victory in New York over Continental Airlines in 2005 establishing passenger rights under contract in denied boarding scenarios. Thatcher has extensive experience with export credit agencies, the rating agency process at national statistical rating agencies like Moody's and S& P, and just about every facet of the aviation industry. Currently Thatcher has clients pursuing claims against foreign air lines in New York for denied boarding, discrimination and other claims, against a domestic air line in New York for breach of contract, and an appeal against two air lines for a breach of a frequent flyer contract claim in the Ninth Circuit. In addition, Thatcher is involved in the financing of over 55 new jet aircraft for a European air carrier, 35 new jet aircraft for an Asian air carrier, and 5 new jet aircraft for a Latin American air carrier, all with export credit support. Reflecting his diverse level of skill and ability, Thatcher was part of a successful team that unwound a complicated U.S. leveraged lease financing of manufacturing facilities for violating the IRS' limited use property rules, saving the lessee operator millions of dollars on termination.

Practice Areas
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
International Law
Human Rights, Imports & Exports
Additional Practice Areas
  • Argentina, Brazil, Chile, significant transactional experience
  • Aviation
  • Aviation - Litigation
  • Aviation - Transactional
  • Denied Boarding Compensation
  • Department of Transportation
  • Export Credit Agencies
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fixed Fees in Commercial Transactions
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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9th Circuit
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  • Portuguese: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
University of Virginia
J.D. (1982)
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AV - Highest Professional and Ethical Rating Awarded
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Professional Associations
Lecturer, Aviation Law
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Activities: Alternate Years
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Law School, Austral Univ., Buenos Aires, Argentina
VIsiting Professor
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Ass'n of the Bar of the City of New York
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New York State Bar  # 1848159
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45 Rockefeller Center
Suite 2000
New York, NY 10111
Telephone: (212) 332-2477
Fax: (646) 873-7529
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