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We represent aviation industry clients who have bought and sold aircraft, both new and used. Our attorneys have represented lenders and operators in connection with the financing of aircraft acquisitions, including direct loans and financing leases. We have structured like-kind exchanges under Section 1031 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. We also have handled the export of destroyed aircraft and have devised ways to minimize or avoid the sales and use tax on acquisitions. In addition, we have handled acquisitions of fractional ownership interests in corporate aircraft for Fortune 500 and other companies.

 

Publications

Developments in aircraft and marine finance for 2016

Former head of OSHA discusses workplace injury policies, DOJ enforcement

New OSHA reporting and anti-retaliation rules

Update on academic use of drones

Micro UAS Committee charts bold new course for FAA treatment of smaller unmanned aircraft

Shippers, are you ready for SOLAS’ verified container weight mandate?

Small Business Committee holds hearing to explore commercial drone operations

Small UAS comment countdown begins: FAA publishes notice of proposed rulemaking

Florida drone bill a reminder to UAS operators: Know all the rules before you fly

UAS hearing yields details on systems research and development, but no timeline for small UAS rule

Electronic waste rules could help thwart flow of counterfeit parts

'Tis the season: FAA launches safety campaign for unmanned aircraft

Unmanned aircraft systems are 'aircraft' once again: National Transportation Safety Board reverses administrative law judge on key definition

Blog Posts

Ag and drones – What do you need to know?

Drones on campus: What higher ed needs to know

Drone users to lawmakers: ‘Should I stay or should I go?’

Marketing real estate with drones: When can we take to the skies?

News

Warren Dean writes op-ed on Open Skies, Mid-East airline subsidies for The Hill

Thompson Coburn earns corporate counsel recommendations five years running in national report

Margie Krumholz elected to American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers

Jim Slear leads webinar on ‘Navigating the Russian and Ukrainian Sanctions Maze’

U.S. Supreme Court unanimously sides with position of Thompson Coburn airline client

Jim Burger writes about counterfeits for Defense One

Thompson Coburn files U.S. Supreme Court brief for international airline group

Scott Lane named to St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 Under 30

Senator Kit Bond receives Eisenhower Award for support of defense industrial base

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202 585 6906

Eileen is a successful negotiator and strategist who focuses on her clients' goals while keeping an eye on the big picture.

Eileen is a successful negotiator and strategist who focuses on her clients...

Eileen Brown
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St. Louis
314 552 6377

Ed serves as a key tax advisor to companies embarking on any type of corporate restructuring, from acquisitions and dispositions to spinoffs and management changes.

Ed serves as a key tax advisor to companies embarking on any type of corpor...

Ed Buchholz
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Washington, D.C.
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Warren focuses on federal regulation of business, both domestic and international, and represents several of the nation's largest transportation and energy interests befo...

Warren focuses on federal regulation of business, both domestic and interna...

Warren Dean, Jr.
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St. Louis
314 552 6070

Rick advises companies and individuals on a variety of federal (domestic and international), state and local tax matters.

Rick advises companies and individuals on a variety of federal (domestic an...

Rick Lawton
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Washington, D.C.
202 585 6976

With 25 years of experience in the transportation industry, Sean helps his clients navigate through and maintain compliance with the complex web of federal regulations af...

With 25 years of experience in the transportation industry, Sean helps his ...

Sean McGowan
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Washington, D.C.
202 585 6926

Robert counsels clients in all aspects of international transactions with a focus on the trade and shipment of goods.

Robert counsels clients in all aspects of international transactions with a...

Robert Shapiro
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St. Louis
314 552 6562

Jason is a trusted legal advisor to multi-generational families and their businesses.

Jason is a trusted legal advisor to multi-generational families and their b...

Jason Thein