KEVIN LEWIS serves as co-managing partner of Sidley’s Houston office and the co-leader of the firm’s Aviation practice. He regularly represents boards of directors, audit committees and special committees, as well as public companies in several industry groups: energy (upstream and service), aviation, technology and consumer finance. Kevin also represents investment banks and private equity funds. He has significant experience in capital markets debt and equity financings, including IPOs, equipment pass-through certificates and other asset securitizations. He also has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, and in structured financings, including aircraft sale-leaseback and other leveraged lease transactions.
Kevin is widely recognized for his work. He has been included in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Corporate Law; International Trade and Finance Law; and Corporate Governance and Compliance Law (2006–2019). He is listed in The Legal 500 U.S. in the areas of Capital Markets: Equity Offerings (2012, 2013) and Capital Markets: Debt Offerings (2013 and 2014). Kevin has been named to Euromoney’s Expert Guide to World’s Leading Banking, Finance & Transactional Lawyers in Structured Finance and Securitization (2004, 2007 and 2009), and Euromoney’s Expert Guide to World’s Leading Structured Finance and Securitization Lawyers (2004, 2009 and 2012). Super Lawyers includes Kevin in its Texas directory (2005–2018), and he has been selected for The International Who’s Who of Capital Markets Lawyers (2010) and Who’s Who Legal: Texas for his Capital Markets Law practice (2007, 2008 and 2018) and as “Texas Trailblazer” by Texas Lawyer (2020).
In addition to practicing in Houston, Kevin practiced for many years in Singapore and New York City.