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Aviation Legal Counsel is South Florida’s leading aviation firm assisting with Aircraft Transactions, Registration, Tax, Finance, Litigation and more.
Aircraft transactions (including helicopters) can be varied in their nature and scope. The sophisticated purchaser or seller of an aircraft will incorporate the representations of a legal professional familiar with the many considerations unique to the aviation industry. Learn more
By law, any aircraft operation in the national airspace requires a certificated and registered aircraft, a licensed pilot, and operational approval. Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA) grants the Secretary of Transportation the authority to determine whether an airworthiness certificate is required for a UAS to operate safely in the National Airspace System (NAS). Learn more
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) has the authority to seize your aircraft for suspected violations of either Customs laws or other laws enforced by the CBP. If your aircraft is seized, you have options provided you act in a timely manner. Learn more
With the expenditures associated with the purchase and operation of an aircraft, it is important to plan the acquisition and operation of your aircraft to maximize U.S. federal tax benefits. Learn more
State tax considerations in aircraft matters can be a minefield for the unwary. The location where an aircraft is based, where the closing occurs, and how the aircraft is operated whether for business or commercial purposes can all contribute to tax exposure. Learn more
Registration of aircraft with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has many considerations to address. These range from the company type to individual and partnership arrangements as well as the intended operation of the aircraft. Learn more
We have successfully arranged for U.S. domestic and international lending for both U.S. registered and foreign registered aircraft. Our experience includes securing loans through both private and institutional sources. Learn more
At the time of purchase and sale or in the event of dispute with a vendor or customer, encumbrances to the title of aircraft often occur. These encumbrances are often mechanic’s liens, fuel liens, and undischarged lender interests. Learn more
The follow through and attention to detail necessary to obtain FAA certification for maintenance facilities, charter operators, and flights school can be a challenge. Our attorneys are familiar with the FAA and the unique considerations and time frames for obtaining certification. Learn more
As members of the AOPA’s legal services panel, our attorneys are experienced with the defense of airmen, pilots, mechanics, aircraft owners, and repair facilities before the FAA and the NTSB. Our attorneys have represented airmen from the initiation of an FAA investigation through the NTSB hearing phase including emergency revocation proceedings. Learn more