Sherman & Howard’s aviation attorneys have experience in aircraft transfer and finance, airline fuel consortia and general aviation matters.  We have represented corporate and individual clients in the purchase and sale of both new and previously owned non-commercial aircraft, including structuring tax-free aircraft exchanges and related financing matters and financing aircraft through secured credit facilities and financed leasing arrangements.  We have a dedicated team of attorneys who represent fuel consortias at more than 25 major metropolitan airports throughout the United States.  Our work in this area is one of the leaders in the nation and includes the formation of entities, preparation and negotiation of leases and key contracts, financing of fuel system construction projects and construction law matters pertaining to fuel system construction, and in bankruptcy proceedings relating to individual airlines, as well as in other general business matters.  Our attorneys also have experience representing clients in general aviation law matters including FAA compliance, registration and disciplinary issues; Part 91 and Part 135 operational compliance; and pilot licensing and charter operation issues.  We have represented clients in the purchase, sale and financing of airplanes as well as compliance with federal excise and state sales and use taxes related to those transactions. In the area of liability, our attorneys have represented clients in NTSB investigations and wrongful death claims, as well as in business disputes.

Aviation Services

Aircraft Transfer and Finance
Airline Fuel Consortia
General Aviation