Aviation Transaction Attorneys Keeping You on Course
Lapayowker Burgess LLP devotes its law practice to corporate aircraft transactions both domestic and worldwide. We counsel foreign and domestic corporate and individual clients on issues relating to the acquisition, leasing, registration and financing of new and pre-owned aircraft (including fractional aircraft), including planning for and implementing tax efficient structures, related FAA and DOT regulatory matters, regulatory evaluation of operations, aircraft management arrangements, personal use issues and compensation-related SEC issues in connection with the use of business aircraft by public companies, and registration of aircraft using available alternatives for non-citizens such as owner trusts, voting trusts and other approved methods.
The firm brings its extensive experience with numerous corporate aircraft transactions to any transaction, and understands the needs of business owners and executives as a result of, among other things, his background in corporate and business law.
Mr. Lapayowker is Chair of the National Business Aviation Association’s Tax Committee, past Chair of its Aircraft Transactions Working Group, past Vice-Chair of its Regulatory Working Group, and a member of the Aviation Law Committee of The Florida Bar. Mr. Lapayowker has written articles and editorials, has been quoted in the press, cited to by a federal appellate court and has lectured on various topics in business aviation. He is also host of PlaneTalkRadio, an internet radio talk show devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of issues facing business aviation.
Mr. Burgess is a Multi-Engine Instrument Pilot, a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator, a Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate Mediator, a member of the Space Law Forum Section of the American Bar Association, a member of the Aviation Law Committee of The Florida Bar, and has served on the board of directors of the National Aircraft Resale Association and the National Aircraft Finance Association.
For first time corporate aircraft buyers, we can quickly assemble a team of experienced industry professionals and others to assist the client with business, technical and other aspects of a jet purchase and ongoing aircraft management under Parts 91 and/or 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Please select the links above for additional information about the firm.
The Firm is experienced with working with legal departments and tax departments of large public companies to implement appropriate operating structures and planning objectives.
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The Firm supports Corporate Angel Network and Debbies Dream Foundation . Corporate Angel Network arranges flights on corporate aircraft with empty seats for cancer patients needing treatment at cancer treatment centers that they could not otherwise reach for financial or other reasons. The Firm is a presenting sponsor of the Might of Laughter event at the Hard Rock Improv annually. Debbies Dream Foundation supports research for stomach cancer.
It also supports the work of the University School of Nova Southeastern University with children that have learning obstacles.
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