Stephen Hofer, President of the Aerlex Law Group, announced today that renowned aviation law specialist Amanda Applegate has become a Partner in the firm. Hofer also reported that veteran aviation attorney Sarah Northcraft Spann is joining Aerlex Law Group as Transactional Attorney.
Applegate and Northcraft Spann will be joining other Aerlex Law Group attorneys attending the National Business Aviation Association’s 2016 Convention & Exposition, November 1-3, in Orlando, Florida.
Amanda Applegate has been practicing law for nearly two decades and has spent her entire career focusing on aviation law matters. She developed a thorough knowledge of the fractional aircraft industry in leadership roles with NetJets, the company that pioneered the fractional jet ownership concept. Since joining Aerlex Law Group as Senior Transactional Counsel in 2011, Applegate has handled both whole and fractional aircraft transactions, and has successfully guided hundreds of aircraft sales and purchases around the globe. She is also recognized internationally for her monthly column on aviation matters in BusinessAir magazine.
Sarah Northcraft Spann also acquired her aviation law training during a seven-year tenure at NetJets, handling both fractional and whole aircraft transactions while working with NetJets’s sister company, Executive Jet Management.
“I am incredibly excited to be making these significant announcements about Aerlex Law Group’s new direction and team,” Stephen Hofer said. “I would be hard-pressed to find a better partner than Amanda Applegate. She is respected worldwide for her legal expertise and negotiating skills. She has built a stellar reputation as a top legal resource in the aviation industry and is always attentive to clients’ needs and concerns. Sarah also has a proven track record in aviation law and has worked alongside Amanda creating a perfect synergy for our firm. I’m proud to have two such accomplished attorneys on board in their new positions to support our Aerlex clients.”