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The Aerlex Law Group is a law firm based in Los Angeles, California, that advises business and corporate clients in the fields of corporate, tax, commercial, real estate, intellectual property and employment law. Aerlex also offers advice, advocacy and specialized expertise to clients in all phases of the business aviation community.

Aerlex was founded in 2005, but several of the attorneys who make up the Aerlex Law Group had previously constituted the corporate and transactional department of Bailey & Partners in Santa Monica and had achieved international renown for their work on behalf of aviation industry clients over more than a decade. Stephen R. Hofer, the founder and president of Aerlex, and his colleagues Amanda Applegate, Richard Pearson, Doug Stuart, Vicky Boladian, Craig Weller and Donald Johnson, along with Certification & Compliance Expert Robert A. “Bob” Frost, Transaction & Closing Specialist Kathy Boland and Paralegal Susan Orozco-Neu, have a combined total of well over 200 years of legal experience.

The Latest

House Committee Approves Aircraft Management Fee Tax Exemption Bill

  On Wednesday, July 13th, the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved by voice vote a bill (H.R.3608) that would exempt most aircraft...

AERLEX LAW GROUP NAMED A TOP PRIVATE AVIATION FIRM BY CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS

The Aerlex Law Group recently received a very high commendation when Chambers and Partners, a London-based company that specializes in the evaluation and assessment of law firms...

AERLEX TEAM EXHIBITS AT RECORD-SETTING VAN NUYS REGIONAL FORUM

Stephen Hofer Presents “Buyer’s Guide to Aircraft Transactions”     The Aerlex name was on prominent display at the record-breaking National Business Aviation...

Staying Friends While Sharing a Jet

Staying Friends While Sharing a Jet — Originally published in BusinessAir Magazine, May 2016, Volume 26, No. 5. I often hear from my clients that, of all of the privileges in...