Overview

In challenging economic times, aviation owners are constantly looking for ways to make their operations more efficient. If you are an owner, operator, or financier of business or personal aircraft, our attorneys can offer you world-class representation. Business aviation matters are often complex and require highly specialized counsel. Our client list spans the entire spectrum of owners and operators—from Fortune 500 companies—to mid-sized businesses—to individuals who own or operate their own aircraft. We represent domestic and international clients as well as importers and exporters of aircraft. We also represent banks, leasing companies, and other institutions who finance business aviation transactions.

A single, coordinated team delivers comprehensive counsel.

Because Hinckley Allen is a full-service business law firm, we offer you instant access to specialists in all areas of law relevant to the ownership and operation of business aircraft. As a value-added service, we also connect clients with affiliated industry specialists, such as aircraft brokers, fractional-interest providers, management and charter companies, financial institutions, and facilitators of 1031 exchanges.

Services

We advise clients on every aspect of structuring the ownership and operation of business aircraft, including:

  • Structuring of fractional shares to comply with FAA regulations
  • Risk management planning, concerns, and objectives
  • Aviation leasing and finance
  • Management and charter contracts
  • Aviation acquisitions and sales
  • State and federal tax issues
  • Counsel on business and personal travel compliance (maintaining legitimate business deductions)
  • Documentation packages for aviation finance companies

Case Studies

Case Study

VistaJet Group Places Largest Single Transaction in the History of Business Aviation

VistaJet, the world's luxury aviation company, has placed a firm order for 56 new Bombardier Global aircraft, with 86 further options. With a list price value of more than $7.8 billion, this is the single largest transaction placed with any aircraft manufa…

News & Insight

Firm News

38 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 18, 2018

The Super Lawyers has selected 38 Hinckley Allen attorneys as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.Super Lawyers, a Thomson…

Publication

Cross-Border Transactions - Buying Aircraft Registered Outside the U.S.

September 1, 2014

Are you considering your first aircraft purchase? Is now the right time for you to upgrade to a newer or larger model? Are you convinced that pre-owned prices are not likely to fall any further?If a pre-owned aircraft is the right choice for you, the avail…