Elliott M. Klass was appointed general counsel of Amur Finance. In this role, Klass will oversee all corporate and transactional legal matters and strategy for Amur and its subsidiaries. Klass has served as senior vice president at Amur for more than two years, dealing with the company’s aviation portfolio as well as other assets.
Prior to joining Amur, Klass worked within the global transport finance group at Vedder Price where he worked on all manners of aviation-finance transactions, including securitizations, portfolio financings and PDP financings. Prior to Vedder Price, Klass was a member of the leveraged finance group at the law firm of Latham & Watkins.
“I am delighted to appoint Elliott to the role of General Counsel,” said Amur Chairman and CEO Mostafiz ShahMohammed. “Elliott’s proven dedication and substantive knowledge, transactional savvy and strategic creativity continue to make him an invaluable asset to the growing family of Amur companies.”
“Amur is a dynamic and exciting company to work for so it is truly an honor to be appointed as general counsel,” Klass said. “I am grateful for this new opportunity and look forward to working with the talented team at Amur to build a great company.”
Amur Finance, formerly known as Axis Capital, is a privately held, diversified commercial finance company focusing on four main sectors: general equipment, aviation, energy, shipping and logistics and other industrial and commercial assets.
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