ALG Welcomes a New Attorney

Last month, Aero Law Group was pleased to welcome Rob Spitzer to our office as an of counsel attorney. Rob comes to the Aero Law Group with nearly ten years of experience working for the FAA as an enforcement attorney, and five years of experience representing airlines, pilots, mechanics, aircraft manufacturers, and other aviation industry [...]

By |2022-04-16T16:16:20-07:00April 16th, 2022|Articles|0 Comments

The 37th Annual Reins of Life Auction

When Aero Law Group attorney Cheryl Kringle is not advising the firm on internal legal and business affairs, she is busy serving on the Board of Trustees for Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, “a community where horses transform the bodies, minds, and spirits of people with disabilities.” Cheryl became involved with the organization after gaining [...]

By |2022-03-14T22:14:27-07:00March 14th, 2022|Articles|0 Comments

Get to Know Aero Law Group Attorney John Schmidt

John Schmidt is a 35-year veteran in the aviation legal field, and has been a member of the Aero Law Group since 2004. In 2022 John will be celebrating his fourth anniversary as a shareholder.  While his leadership responsibilities keep him busy, he spends most of his time representing clients around the world in their [...]

By |2022-02-07T14:42:06-08:00February 7th, 2022|Articles|0 Comments

Can I Take Bonus Depreciation or Deduct Other Aircraft Expenses on My Income Taxes?

Many people who desire to purchase a private aircraft are interested in whether the purchase price and operating expenses may be deducted on their income-tax return. In other words, will Uncle Sam subsidize my purchase and use of an aircraft? The answer is: Possibly. Under current law, the only path to deducting aircraft expenses is [...]

By |2022-01-11T13:50:18-08:00January 7th, 2022|Articles|0 Comments

Part 91 Operations and Compensation: A General Rule

In choosing the appropriate structure for your aircraft’s operations under Part 91, you need to consider FAA rules, state and federal tax laws and liability issues. This article focuses on the FAA’s general rule regarding taking compensation for flights under Part 91. In general, no compensation is permitted if an aircraft is being operated under [...]

By |2021-11-10T15:24:11-08:00November 10th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

New Aircraft Models Will Soon Be Ready For Takeoff

On October 4, 2021, Gulfstream announced the latest two additions to their aircraft family—the G400 and G800. While the two aircraft may differ in size and range, a successful purchase negotiation requires teaming up with aviation attorneys that have experience working with Gulfstream sales agreements. In 2008, when Gulfstream announced the G650, Aero Law Group [...]

By |2021-10-08T11:55:32-07:00October 8th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

Meet Aero Law Group Team Member, Kari Brown!

Kari Brown enjoying a flight on an ACJ Kari Brown joined the Aero Law Group team in 2017 as the Controller and serves as our accountant, IT specialist, human resource advisor, CPA liaison, and social director.  She brings leadership skills, office innovation, and a love of numbers to the firm.  Kari is heavily [...]

By |2021-09-08T17:11:14-07:00September 8th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

The World’s Leading Business and Commercial Aviation Law Firm

Aero Law Group PC’s mission is to provide the highest quality transactional legal services to airlines and aircraft owners and operators – worldwide. There’s not another law firm anywhere that has our combined experience with business and commercial aircraft transactions. Aero Law Group PC represents over 800 clients on six continents, including established and emerging commercial [...]

By |2021-08-09T13:48:32-07:00August 9th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

Closest to the Prop

A view from the Tee Box at Hole 6 at Langdon Farms Golf Course in Aurora, OR Aero Law Group is proud to support the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) and, for the past thirteen years, our favorite way to support PNBAA is by participating in their annual golf tournament.  Not only [...]

By |2021-07-07T15:54:53-07:00July 7th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

Independent Contractor Pilots: Should You Jump On The Bandwagon?

Many aircraft operators hire their pilots as “independent contractors” instead of as employees. This may save on administrative costs, but is there a downside? In short: yes. Most pilots are not properly classified as independent contractors. Although treating pilots as independent contractors is common practice in the aviation industry, revenue shortages have triggered government investigation [...]

By |2021-06-08T16:09:08-07:00June 8th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments
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