Aerlex Law Group

National Aircraft Finance Association’s 47th Annual Conference–May 16-18, 2018


Aerlex Law Group President Stephen Hofer and Aerlex Transactional Attorney Sarah Northcraft Spann will attend the National Aircraft Finance Association’s (NAFA) annual conference, to be held this year at the Del Coronado from May 16th through May 18th. This year’s conference is NAFA’s 47th annual gathering. The NAFA conference offers members a chance to learn about current industry trends relating to aircraft transactions, financing and leasing.

Mr. Hofer, the founder of Aerlex, has extensive experience in handling whole aircraft transactions and has successfully closed hundreds of sales and purchases around the world. In addition to whole aircraft transactions, Mr. Hofer also has a unique understanding of fractional ownership programs, which he developed during his practice of over thirty years of aviation law.

Ms. Northcraft Spann brings an extensive background in aircraft transactions to her role as transactional attorney at Aerlex Law Group as well as substantial expertise in finding innovative approaches and solutions to issues that confront both aviation and business clients.  Ms. Northcraft Spann has been practicing law for over 14 years, a legal career that includes seven years with NetJets Inc., the company that pioneered the fractional jet ownership concept.

NAFA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the success of lending institutions and other organizations involved in the aircraft financing and lending industry. NAFA also works with government agencies to help develop greater understanding of the industry and its needs.

At the conference, speakers will address the current economic outlook and its impact on the business aircraft industry, as well as recent developments and critical issues impacting aviation finance. The conference will include insight from manufacturers and other industry leaders about how they are responding to current and anticipated market dynamics. One presentation will feature the leaders of six aircraft manufacturers who will provide their views and discuss new aircraft that will soon enter service. Social events at the conference include a golf tournament, a culinary tour of Las Olas Boulevard, cocktail receptions, and a dinner with a silent auction.

If you are interested in learning more about the NAFA Conference, please click here to visit the NAFA website for more information.

If you would like to meet with Stephen Hofer or Sarah Northcraft Spann during the conference, please call 310-392-5200.