William Callaway has nearly three decades of experience in aircraft and other cross-border asset-based financial transactions. He has represented airlines, financial institutions and export credit agencies in complex transactions in various parts of the world, including recent transactions involving airlines and other borrowers located in the Near East, Europe, Central America, South America, Africa, the CIS and the Far East. Mr. Callaway also regularly represents/advises foreign and domestic clients before the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration on a broad range of aviation-related matters.
While on a leave of absence from the firm during the late 1970's, Mr. Callaway lived in Seoul, Korea, where he served as a foreign law consultant in a major Korean law firm. In that capacity, Mr. Callaway represented a number of prominent clients on a broad range of international commercial transactions.
Mr. Callaway received his undergraduate degree from Duke University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Callaway has been a guest speaker on a variety of aircraft finance and aviation regulatory issues at conferences sponsored by the Aircraft Financing Subcommittee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Air and Space Law Forum of the American Bar Association, the Transportation Law Institute, the AirFinance Journal and the Strategic Research Institute.
Mr. Callaway is the author of Commercial Aircraft Transactions, a CCH Incorporated publication. He is listed in the 2011 edition of The International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers. Most recently, Mr. Callaway has been ranked nationwide in Chambers USA 2014for his work in finance in the aviation industry.