Thatcher A. Stone

New York City, New York
Experience: 35 years
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About Thatcher A. Stone

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.

Language(s) Spoken by Thatcher A. Stone

  • Portuguese : Spoken
  • Spanish : Spoken, Written

Practice Areas

  • Aviation
  • Civil Rights
  • International Law


  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional InformationFixed Fees in Commercial Transactions

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • New YorkSince 1983
  • 9th CircuitSince 2010
  • Lecturer, Aviation Law 2003 - CurrentActivities: Alternate Years


  • University of Virginia J.D. (1982)


  • AV - Highest Professional and Ethical Rating Awarded Martindale Hubbell Attorney Peer Review Rating Ask an attorney what the peer review rating means.

Professional Association

  • Law School, Austral Univ., Buenos Aires, Argentina #894518 VIsiting Professor 2001 - Current
  • Ass'n of the Bar of the City of New York #894519 Member 1986 - Current
  • New York State Bar #894520 Member 1983 - Current


45 Rockefeller Center
Suite 2000 New York
New York City, NY 10111 USA

Telephone: (212) 332-2477
Fax: (646) 873-7529

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