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BUSINESS AVIATION

WE SERVE IT. WE LIVE IT.

WE LOVE IT.®

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TRANSACTION INTELLIGENCE

Business aviation is our passion. We closely guide foreign and domestic clients through the purchase, sale and financing of corporate aircraft, including regulatory compliance.

SERVICES

Our hands-on approach guides clients through aircraft transactions and related issues, including:

  • Acquisition & leasing
  • Fractional Aircraft
  • FAA Registration, including registration of aircraft for non-citizens such as owner trusts and voting trusts
  • Financing
  • Tax efficient structuring
  • FAA and DOT regulatory matters
  • Regulatory evaluation of operations
  • Aircraft management arrangements
  • Hangar leases
  • Repair and Completion agreements with MROs
  • Personal use issues, including compensation-related SEC issues in connection with the use of business aircraft by public companies

OUR ATTORNEYS

Lapayowker Jet Counsel, P.A.’s team is led by founder Stewart H. Lapayowker, Esq.

Mr. Lapayowker is past Chair of the National Business Aviation Association’s Tax Committee, past Chair of its Aircraft Transactions Working Group, and a member of the Aviation Law Committee of The Florida Bar. He has written articles, has been quoted in the press, and has frequently lectured on business aviation at seminars and conferences. He understands the needs of business owners and executives for prompt, straight forward no-nonsense advice. He believes that objectivity is key to assisting you with your objectives in an aircraft transaction.

TRANSACTION INTELLIGENCE

Business aviation is our passion. We closely guide foreign and domestic clients through the purchase, sale and financing of corporate aircraft, including regulatory compliance.

AVIATION TRANSACTION SERVICES

Our hands-on approach guides clients through aircraft transactions and related issues, including:

  • Acquisition & leasing
  • Fractional Aircraft
  • FAA Registration, including registration of aircraft for non-citizens such as owner trusts and voting trusts
  • Financing
  • Tax efficient structuring
  • FAA and DOT regulatory matters
  • Regulatory evaluation of operations
  • Aircraft management arrangements
  • Hangar leases
  • Repair and Completion agreements with MROs
  • Personal use issues, including compensation-related SEC issues in connection with the use of business aircraft by public companies
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OUR ATTORNEYS

Lapayowker Jet Counsel, P.A.’s team is led by founder Stewart H. Lapayowker, Esq.

Mr. Lapayowker is past Chair of the National Business Aviation Association’s Tax Committee, past Chair of its Aircraft Transactions Working Group, and a member of the Aviation Law Committee of The Florida Bar. He has written articles, has been quoted in the press, and has frequently lectured on business aviation at seminars and conferences. He understands the needs of business owners and executives for prompt, straight forward no-nonsense advice. He believes that objectivity is key to assisting you with your objectives in an aircraft transaction.

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TRANSACTION INTELLIGENCE

Business aviation is our passion. We closely guide foreign and domestic clients through the purchase, sale and financing of corporate aircraft, including regulatory compliance.

WHAT WE DO

Our hands-on approach guides clients through aircraft transactions and related issues, including:

  • Acquisition & leasing
  • Fractional Aircraft
  • FAA Registration, including registration of aircraft for non-citizens such as owner trusts and voting trusts
  • Financing
  • Tax efficient structuring
  • FAA and DOT regulatory matters
  • Regulatory evaluation of operations
  • Aircraft management arrangements
  • Hangar leases
  • Repair and Completion agreements with MROs
  • Personal use issues, including compensation-related SEC issues in connection with the use of business aircraft by public companies

WHO WE ARE

Lapayowker Jet Counsel, P.A.’s team is led by founder Stewart H. Lapayowker, Esq.

Mr. Lapayowker is past Chair of the National Business Aviation Association’s Tax Committee, past Chair of its Aircraft Transactions Working Group, and a member of the Aviation Law Committee of The Florida Bar. He has written articles, has been quoted in the press, and has frequently lectured on business aviation at seminars and conferences. He understands the needs of business owners and executives for prompt, straight forward no-nonsense advice. He believes that objectivity is key to assisting you with your objectives in an aircraft transaction.

TRANSACTION INTELLIGENCE

Business aviation is our passion. We closely guide foreign and domestic clients through the purchase, sale and financing of corporate aircraft, including regulatory compliance.

WHAT WE DO

Our hands-on approach guides clients through aircraft transactions and related issues, including:

  • Acquisition & leasing
  • Fractional Aircraft
  • FAA Registration, including registration of aircraft for non-citizens such as owner trusts and voting trusts
  • Financing
  • Tax efficient structuring
  • FAA and DOT regulatory matters
  • Regulatory evaluation of operations
  • Aircraft management arrangements
  • Hangar leases
  • Repair and Completion agreements with MROs
  • Personal use issues, including compensation-related SEC issues in connection with the use of business aircraft by public companies

WHO WE ARE

Lapayowker Jet Counsel, P.A.’s team is led by founder Stewart H. Lapayowker, Esq.

Mr. Lapayowker is past Chair of the National Business Aviation Association’s Tax Committee, past Chair of its Aircraft Transactions Working Group, and a member of the Aviation Law Committee of The Florida Bar. He has written articles, has been quoted in the press, and has frequently lectured on business aviation at seminars and conferences. He understands the needs of business owners and executives for prompt, straight forward no-nonsense advice. He believes that objectivity is key to assisting you with your objectives in an aircraft transaction.

REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONS

NAVIGATE WITH CONFIDENCE

We bring extensive experience with corporate aircraft matters and a background in aircraft operations, corporate and business law to every transaction. We help you navigate the tangled web of personalities, agendas, regulations, requirements and issues involved with an aircraft purchase or sale in an orderly and efficient manner.

EXPLORE OUR TRANSACTION HIGHLIGHTS

LJCFIRSTS

TRANSACTION
Negotiated the purchase of one of the first Boeing Business Jets and Bombardier Global Express aircraft, and the first operational Eurocopter EC 155B VIP-configured helicopter delivered in the United States.

FROM
TOP SECRET

TO
United States (US)

AIRCRAFT
Boeing Business Jet, Global Express Jet, Eurocopter EC 155B

LJCSYNTH

TRANSACTION
Represented aircraft owner in connection with the acquisition of Dassault Falcon 900 as part of synthetic lease financing and reverse 1031 exchange involving synthetic lease.

FROM
TOP SECRET

TO
TOP SECRET

AIRCRAFT
Dassault Aviation Falcon 900

LJCFLEET

TRANSACTION
Represented aircraft owner in connection with the simultaneous fleet transition involving the acquisition and trade in of 12 business aircraft.

FROM
TOP SECRET

TO
TOP SECRET

AIRCRAFT
Large Cabin Business Jets

LJC007

TRANSACTION
Representing an aircraft owner in connection with arrangements for having its aircraft appear in the MGM major motion picture James Bond 007 Casino Royale starring Daniel Craig.

FROM
TOP SECRET

TO
Hollywood (CA)

LJCGV

TRANSACTION
Represented the purchaser of a Gulfstream GV in connection with its purchase and import from the United Arab Emirates, and related financing.

FROM
United Arab Emirates

TO
Hollywood (CA)

AIRCRAFT
Gulfstream GV

LJCG650

TRANSACTION
Represented a client in connection with the acquisition of a Gulfstream G650 in two business days.

FROM
United States

TO
United States

AIRCRAFT
Gulfstream G650

LJCFIRSTS
Boeing Business Jets
Bombardier Global
Express aircraft

LJCSYNTH
synthetic lease
financing

LJCFLEET
Large Cabin
Business Jets

LJC007
TOP SECRET
THE BIG SCREEN

LJCGV
GULFSTREAM GV
IMPORT

LJCG650
GULFSTREAM GV
IMPORT

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We’ve been fortunate to have Stewart Lapayowker handle all of our aviation counsel needs for more than 20 years He’s always gone above and beyond.

- Cris V. Branden, Chief Financial Officer, Huizenga Holdings, Inc.

THE RIGHT TEAM. THE RIGHT ATTITUDE.

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We don’t believe in the no-win scenario. Aviation transactions are fluid and can change quickly. We are ready to adapt and find a solution.

- Stewart Lapayowker

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954.202.9600

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GIVING BACK

We are proud to support:

The Corporate Angel Network, which arranges flights on corporate aircraft with empty seats for cancer patients to travel for treatment

Debbie's Dream Foundation and their research into cures for stomach cancer, including its Night of Laughter event

The University School of Nova Southeastern University’s work with children who have learning obstacles

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