Aviation Law Expertise
Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP has an internationally-recognized aviation law practice, composed of attorneys with a deep well of aviation industry and aviation law experience. We help our clients with all of the legal aspects of the purchase, sale, operations, leasing, management and financing of their aircraft and aircraft-related businesses. Our clients range from fortune-fifty companies operating large internal flight departments, to aircraft charter and management companies, to individuals flying single-engine pistons, to companies that provide various services to those operators. We help in assessing all of the applicable regulatory, tax and risk management issues that apply to their operations, working with them to make sure they fully understand the range of options they have so that they can best meet their individual goals while complying with those requirements.
Shackelford represents clients in leasing and other equipment financing transactions in the United States and globally. This representation includes single investor, synthetic, true, tax and operating leases, vendor programs, bundled transactions, participations and secured loan transactions.
We represent banks (and other lender and lessors), vendors, borrowers, captives and lessees. Our firm assists our clients in transactions involving aircraft, hardware, “yellow iron” and technology, manufacturing, transportation, communications and other equipment. We often focus on domestic and international private aircraft financing and leasing where we extend our capabilities to dry leases, wet leases, operating leases and other agreements that may be covered by any type of secured transaction. With more than 30 years of corporate and law firm experience, we help our clients optimize tax, accounting, business and economic results in a common sense approach, recognizing market pressures and the rapid pace of transactions.
In addition to writing articles and presenting seminars on aviation and business issues to groups throughout the country, the firm's aviation
attorneys work and fly in the system on a daily
basis. We also serve clients through the
AOPA Legal Services Panel and our aviation attorneys are actively involved in a variety of aviation organizations including:
- National Business Aviation Association
- National Aviation Trades Association
- Minnesota Aviation Trade Association
- Helicopter Association International
- Minnesota Business Aviation Association
- Experimental Aircraft Association
- Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
- Lawyer-Pilot Bar Association
- International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association
- Texas Bar Association Aviation Law Section