Aviation Law

Kelly Hart’s Aviation attorneys are dedicated to providing comprehensive services to owners and operators of private and commercial aircraft. Our clients include a wide range of entities such as major domestic airlines, charter operators, aircraft management companies, local and national corporations, businesses, and individuals who own and operate private aircraft.

Our team of Aviation attorneys has extensive expertise in all aspects of aviation law, including but not limited to:

Aircraft Financing: Our attorneys have vast experience in aircraft financing and can provide guidance on various financing structures, including traditional bank financing, capital market financing, and leasing transactions.

Aircraft Leasing: We offer legal advice on all aspects of aircraft leasing, including drafting and negotiating lease agreements, structuring lease transactions, and handling lease disputes.

Fleet Transactions: We have extensive experience in handling fleet transactions, including the acquisition and disposition of aircraft, aircraft portfolio management, and the negotiation of fleet service agreements.

Purchase and Sale of Commercial and Private Aircraft: Our attorneys provide legal counsel to clients on the purchase and sale of commercial and private aircraft, including advising on pre-purchase inspections, warranties, and other related matters.

Aviation Insurance and Claims Handling: Our attorneys are knowledgeable about aviation insurance and claims handling and can assist clients in navigating the complexities of aviation insurance coverage, claims filing, and dispute resolution.

Collaborating with Technical Advisers: We work closely with technical advisers to provide guidance on aircraft registration, maintenance, storage, and redelivery, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations.

Aircraft Ownership Structuring: Our attorneys have the expertise to advise clients on aircraft ownership structuring, including applicable regulatory requirements and tax planning.

Representing Clients Before Governmental Agencies: We represent clients before governmental agencies with respect to regulatory and tax matters, including advising clients on compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.

Our attorneys stay up to date with industry trends and developments through our membership in the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and other aviation-related organizations. At Kelly Hart, we strive to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services, customized to their specific needs in the aviation industry.