The General Aviation Law Firm, P.C. can handle nearly any matter within the scope of flights conducted under Part 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Our primary focus areas are:
Aircraft LLCs for Liability Protection
Does anyone other than you ever fly your aircraft? If so, and if you hold title individually, then you can be held 100% personally liable for any accident involving your aircraft. The accident might not be covered by insurance, or the damages could exceed your policy limits, putting your home and other personal assets at risk. The best protection for these risks is to hold title in an aircraft Limited Liability Company. Our firm provides LLC formation services in all 50 states.
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Aircraft Purchase, Co-Ownership, and Lease Agreements
Whether you are buying or selling, the right language in your aircraft purchase agreement can make all the difference. Often, multiple owners share an aircraft, and it’s imperative they have the proper co-ownership agreement to guide them through the challenges of their relationship. Leasing out your aircraft? Whether it’s to you, your business, or to a third party, the wrong lease can leave you exposed to enormous liability. Also, if you lease is not structured properly, you could end up inadvertently flying into FAR Part 135 (along with all the penalties that come with it). Whenever needed for liability protection, our firm can form a corporation or limited liability company to own your aircraft in all 50 states. For all aircraft purchase, co-ownership, or lease agreements, The General Aviation Law Firm, P.C. is on your side.
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Aviation Insurance and Claims Representation
You bought a good insurance policy, or at least so you thought. Then one day, it happens… A hangar rash. A prop strike. Or worse. No worries; just submit a claim and the carrier will quickly break out their check book! Or not. While most carriers obey the law, there are shades of gray as to how much a carrier will or will not pay for a particular claim. Often, two identical claims can be submitted to the same carrier and receive very different results, depending on which adjuster is assigned the file. Insurance is too risky to go it alone; you need an aviation attorney who knows the system and gets results.
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FAA Certificate Enforcement Defense – NTSB Appeals
No matter how safe a pilot may try to be, none of us are perfect. There will come a time when all of us will violate one or more Federal Aviation Regulations, and when that time comes, you need legal representation. The General Aviation Law Firm, P.C. represents certificated pilots and mechanics at all levels of investigations and enforcement. From seemingly casual investigations by the local Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) to Certificate Enforcement Actions to NTSB Hearing Appeals, we work to protect pilots and mechanics from actions that will endanger their certificates.
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