Aviation

Attorneys in Gardere’s aviation practice provide expertise to all segments of the aviation and aerospace industries, including airlines, aviation insurers, airports, aircraft manufacturers, aviation service providers, fractional ownership programs, and aircraft purchasers and sellers. Lawyers in the group have represented companies with litigation, transactions and investments, corporate structuring and tax planning, navigating regulations, and mitigating exposure to environmental claims and liabilities.

Our team is experienced with aviation related litigation, including involving virtually every type of commercial aviation related transaction, product liability actions, aircraft accident litigation, multidistrict litigation and environmental litigation. They have litigated, arbitrated and mediated matters relating to leases, purchase and sale, modifications, government contracts, mortgages, construction and warranty, cargo, class actions, engineering, labor disputes, indemnity contracts, insurance and reinsurance, governmental fines, customs and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issues, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) investigations and administrative proceedings. The Firm is also well-versed in related workouts, foreclosures and lien litigation.

Gardere’s attorneys also have experience in the leasing and acquisition of aircraft, international marketing, sales agreements, route awards and counseling in areas such as airport development and airport noise concerns. Gardere's presence as a full-service law firm in the United States and Mexico, and its experience in the aviation sector of the Mexican economy, afford superior service capabilities and seamless coverage on U.S.-Mexican transactions and in the execution of cross-border U.S.-Mexican commercial strategies and objectives.

Gardere also has the experience necessary to assist clients with intellectual property and securities matters, including in sophisticated aviation transactions requiring this expertise.

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