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Boutique Legal Services for Aviation
InFlight Law Services
InFlight Law’s practice areas cover all legal aspects of the aircraft transaction and ownership experience including:
Purchase and Sale Agreements
International Registry compliance
Negotiating financing agreements
Trust formation for foreign owners
Aircraft ownership structure setup
Dry Leases, Time Shares, and Joint Ownership
U.S. Customs compliance
State and federal tax compliance and planning
FAA registry compliance
Management, Charter, and Hangar Agreements
Insurance Coverage and Disputes
Aircraft Maintenance Programs
Attorney at Law
John combines his wealth of legal experience and love of aviation to shepherd aircraft sales and acquisitions for clients from start to finish and beyond. His experience with InFlight Law covers a range of markets, from new factory deliveries of large cabin ultra-long-range aircraft to high-performance pistons. John represents international and publicly traded companies to family businesses, entrepreneurs, and ultra-high net worth individuals and their family offices.
John has particular experience coordinating the import and export process, completing transactions to and from a multitude of countries including Canada, Mexico, Brazil, France, United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, Portugal, Austria, Poland, Netherlands, Denmark, Cayman Islands, Qatar, India, Australia, China, Malta, Luxembourg, Norway, Ukraine, and Malaysia.
Immediately prior to starting InFlight Law, John was Vice President of Transactions and General Counsel for one of the world’s largest aircraft brokerage firms, guiding over 400 transactions in four years for owner-pilots and corporate flight departments. John was previously a partner at a national law firm, representing small business owners and Fortune 500 companies in civil litigation across state and federal courts. John has bench and jury trial experience and obtained wins for clients in international arbitration.
A sought-after speaker, John presents domestically and internationally on aircraft transaction best practices, nuances of the import and export process, and ethics. John is a Board Member of the Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA), and a winner of the National Business Aviation Association’s “Top 40 Under 40” award in 2020.
John is a Purdue Boilermaker, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Management. He earned his Juris Doctor law degree from University of Miami (FL). He is licensed to practice law in Georgia, Florida, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
He lives in Marietta, Georgia, with his high school sweetheart April and their five children. He spends his free time enjoying Georgia’s great outdoors, teaching Sunday school, and coaching his children’s sports teams (while he can still outrun them).
John has made three transactions simple for me - buying a Phenom 300, then selling it and acquiring a Challenger 300. John is responsive, friendly, and knows the transaction process thoroughly. John's involvement allows to me to focus on running my business - and flying!
– CEO of national home services company & Owner-Pilot
John's extensive experience in a variety of aircraft transactions allows him to stay ahead of potential issues, handle complex negotiations, and ultimately gets deals done while protecting his clients' best interests. As a broker, I can trust that my clients will be well taken care of when in John's hands.
– Mid-Cabin Sales Executive, International Aircraft Brokerage Firm
John assisted me as I sold my Cirrus and moved up to my first turboprop aircraft. I really needed someone who could handle all aspects of the transaction. John was immensely helpful and kept the deals moving forward when I thought for sure they would fall apart. He looked out for my best interests and made sure I had a great experience.
– Aviation Entrepreneur and Owner-Pilot
Trust · Agility · Experience
InFlight Law strives to provide our clients with security and trust. We deliver peace of mind and a smooth, enjoyable experience. InFlight Law’s boutique legal services are uniquely customized for each client and aircraft, covering all facets of the transaction and ownership experience.