Lapayowker Jet Counsel, P.A. is a law firm that devotes its practice to corporate aircraft transactions both domestic and worldwide. Using a “hands-on” approach, we counsel foreign and domestic corporate and individual clients.
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.
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.
About Our Firm
Lapayowker Jet Counsel, P.A. is a law firm that devotes its practice to corporate aircraft transactions both domestic and worldwide. Using a “hands-on” approach, 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, State sales and use tax issues, related FAA and DOT regulatory matters, aircraft management arrangements, personal use issues and compensation-related SEC issues in connection with the use of business aircraft by public companies. It also counsel clients on the registration of aircraft using available alternatives for non-citizens such as owner trusts, voting trusts and other FAA approved methods.
The Firm is experienced with working with legal departments and tax departments of large public companies to implement appropriate operating structures and planning objectives, and is experienced with coordinating with a client’s aviation professionals, including aviation departments and buyer or seller representatives.
The Firm supports Corporate Angel Network and Debbies Dream Foundation for Stomach Cancer Research. 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 has been a presenting sponsor of the Night of Laughter event at the Hard Rock Improv. 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. In April 2016, Mr. Lapayowker was recognized as Humanitarian of the Year by the Board of Directors of Debbies Dream Foundation.
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We are experienced in working with tax, legal and financial advisors of companies of all sizes in addition to family offices, to implement appropriate operating structures and planning objectives. For first time business 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 an aircraft purchase and ongoing aircraft management under Parts 91 and/or 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.