Aircraft transactions pose unique challenges to the respective parties due to the complex regulatory, tax and risk management issues involved. That’s why clients look to McShane & Bowie to make sure their aviation transactions are handled with the least amount of turbulence. 

We counsel individuals, family offices, and corporate flight departments, as well as lenders, in U.S. and cross-border transactions with values into the tens of millions of dollars. 

Aircraft Related Acquisitions and Dispositions 

We advise clients on transactions on new and used aircraft purchases including fractional and co-ownership arrangements. Many of the transactions involve foreign registered aircraft being imported in the United States. 

We have represented both buyers and sellers of FBOs, Part 135 charter operations, and Part 141 flight schools, and we regularly interact with airport authorities when representing clients.  

Associated Aviation Matters 

Beyond buying and selling aircraft and aircraft related businesses, we routinely advise clients on such considerations as personal use of corporate aircraft, dry leasing arrangements, time-sharing, aircraft management agreements, pilot services agreements, and hangar leases. We also counsel clients on such specialized matters as Part 135 operations, airport management, and providing pilot and other crewing services. 

Aircraft Finance 

As a particular expertise, we represent both lenders and borrowers in financings involving aircraft. From conventional loans to leases (including synthetic leases), McShane & Bowie attorneys are uniquely positioned to understand the issues facing all parties in these transactions.

Attorneys Specializing in Aviation

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