Aerlex Law Group

Aviation Law

Specialized in Every Facet of Aviation Law

With detailed knowledge of the complexities of aircraft ownership, Aerlex Law Group excels in comprehensive, cost-effective representation. Whether we’re negotiating the purchase or lease of an aircraft, providing tax, FAA, or insurance counseling, or managing certification of aircraft operations, our attorneys are attentive to every detail.

Whole Aircraft Purchases and Sales

Aerlex attorneys regularly manage domestic and international aviation transactions while working with top industry professionals including aircraft consultants, lenders, insurance brokers, escrow agents and technical inspectors. We expertly administer transactions involving any and all types of aviation equipment.

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Fractional Aircraft Ownership

We are uniquely qualified to help fractional owners understand the choices that are available in today’s fractional aircraft market. Our attorneys have worked with all of the major fractional providers and have represented hundreds of fractional owners in acquisitions, leases, renewals, reductions, assignments and repurchases.

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Aircraft Leasing

In today’s market there are many more opportunities to find good value in a leased aircraft. We can advise on aircraft selection, negotiate terms, document agreement and delivery while overseeing the necessary regulatory matters to achieve full compliance.

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Jet Card Aircraft Ownership

Depending on a client’s needs, jet card ownership can be an excellent option for private business travel. Aerlex can counsel the client on the benefits of this type of ownership.

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Aircraft Ownership Structure

Aerlex attorneys are well-versed in devising and implementing the best ownership structure for your whole aircraft or fractional interest. Our expert counsel will simplify the complex task of determining an ownership structure that will not only minimize cost and liability exposure but will fully comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

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Shared Aircraft Ownership

Our professionals have assisted many clients in drafting regulatory compliance co-ownership and joint-ownership documents, plus other shared ownership structures.

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Aircraft Financing

Aerlex Law Group is ready to assist you in the review and negotiation of finance loans and lease documents. Our frequent interactions with all major lenders and our familiarity with negotiated standardized documents fosters favorable, cost-effective legal terms.

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Aircraft Charter and Aviation Agreements

Our extensive knowledge of aircraft charter, management and other aviation service agreements enables us to successfully negotiate favorable terms for many aircraft owners. With evolving regulations and tax considerations we will smoothly guide you through your management contract negotiations.

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US Import of Aircraft

Aerlex Law Group will coordinate and oversee the import of your foreign-manufactured aircraft into the United States using our established relationships with United States Customs Brokers. We assist the broker with importation by supplying a thorough and complete documentation package, anticipating all United States Customs requirements.

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European Value Added Tax (VAT) Import

There are regulations affecting the transportation of passengers possessing European passports within Europe. If you foresee the occurrence of this scenario, the aircraft must be imported for purposes of VAT. We can advise clients about the requirements, risk, timing and method of compliance with this regulation.

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International Aircraft Registry

Aerlex acts as Administrator for many of its clients who possess user licenses on the International Registry (IR). In the event that you require a user license, Aerlex will submit an application to the IR on your behalf. Because of our excellent relationship with the IR, our applications are oftentimes approved overnight.

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Tax Services

Aerlex Law Group’s comprehensive tax practice strategically addresses all aspects of the federal, state and local taxation issues that can arise in connection with the purchase, lease, use, sale and ownership of aircraft. View more on Tax Services >

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