AVIATION LAW ARTICLES

By: Stewart Lapayowker

Top officers at large companies and ultra high net worth individuals, like celebrities, are often surrounded by trusted managers, advisers and others.  Although the aircraft is a business asset, it  also is typically a purchase in which the principal has personal and intimate involvement.   This can result in direct participation by the principal in…

Lapayowker Jet Counsel, P.A. Moving to New Office Space in June

On June 10, 2016, Lapayowker Jet Counsel, P.A. will be relocating from Fort Lauderdale to newer, larger office space, at Lakeside Office Center, 600 N. Pine Island Road, Plantation, Florida.  Family and community involvement continue to be important ingredients to our culture and our move will provide attorneys and staff with additional opportunities for personal and professional growth, and provide…

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Don’t Be the One to "Split Tens"

I am often asked by a client buying or selling an aircraft “how quickly will this deal be done?” or ” how much will this cost?” My answer is always the same:  If you can tell me how everyone in the deal will behave, I can tell you generally how long it should take and how much it should cost….

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Sydney Macca, Esq. Joins the Firm

We are pleased to announce that Sydney L. Macca, Esq. has joined our team. Sydney has a unique perspective on business aviation having served as the Manager of Flight Operations for a Part 91 flight department with operations in over 100 countries, and will be a valuable resource.  She also served on the NBAA Security Council and on the Gulfstream…

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NBAA Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference starts the Sunday BEFORE NBAA Convention

If you will be attending the NBAA’s annual convention this year in Las Vegas, be sure to attend the Annual NBAA Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference.  The conference is an in depth review of the major issues facing aircraft owners and operators. Why can’t Part 91 operators operate in a single purpose entity?  How can the IRS take the…

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