Our Services

Our team combines sophisticated transactional capabilities with extensive regulatory knowledge to deliver high-caliber results to both aviation clients as well as clients leveraging aviation. We have successfully represented hundreds of HNWIs, owners of private and commercial aircraft, purchasers, sellers, serial and portfolio entrepreneurs, lenders and other financiers, aircraft manufacturers, and FAA certified operators, among others, in a broad range of transactions. We are dealmakers at our core, and perhaps more importantly, we are deal closers.

Aviation is a specialized industry that requires navigating through a complex and highly-regulated environment. With extensive experience in nearly every form of aviation-related transaction, we thoroughly understand the specific nuances of structuring and successfully closing your aviation deals and disputes.

Our team regularly provides the following services specific to the aviation industry:

  • Aircraft Purchase and Sale Planning
  • Aircraft Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • International Purchases and Sales
  • Import / Export Compliance under FAR, Customs laws, ITAR, and EAR
  •  Aircraft Leases
  •  Finance Structuring, including both Debt and Equity Financings
  • Loan Documentation
  • Senior and Subordinated Loans
  • Aircraft Management Agreements
  • Maintenance Agreements
  • Title, Liens, and Security Interests
  • Aircraft Registration and Deregistration
  • FAA Tail-number Blocking
  • Hangar Lease Agreements
  • Pilot Agreements
  • Employment Agreements / Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Charter Agreements
  • Product Distribution of Airframes, Systems, and Components, and Parts
  • Aircraft Ownership Entity Formation and Structuring
  • Aviation Business Ownership Entity Formation and Structuring
  • Risk Management / Limitation of Liability
  • Insurance Structuring and Recovery
  • Joint Use / Fractional Ownership / Time Sharing / Co-Ownership
  • Dry and Wet Leasing Arrangements
  • Aircraft Management Arrangements
  • Pilot Arrangements
  • Corporate Flight Department Policies
  • Personal and Business Use Policies
  • Licensing and Certification of Aviation Operations, including FAR Part 91 General Aviation, FAR Part 135 Air Charter, and FAR Part 145 Repair Stations
  • FAR, FAA, DOT and NTSB Compliance
  • Acquisition and disposition planning
  • Sales and Use Tax
  • Property Tax
  • State Tax Exemptions
  • Bonus Depreciation
  • Aircraft Expense Deductions
  • Federal Excise Tax
  • Personal / Entertainment Use
  • Passive Activity Losses
  • Buy- and sell-side mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures of aviation companies and large portfolios, including Part 135, Part 145, Part 133, and Part 137 companies, as well as fixed base operators (FBO’s)
  • Industry roll-ups

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