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Brian A. Burget

Position: Shareholder
T: +1 405 552 2205
E: brian.burget@mcafeetaft.com

McAfee & Taft
8th Floor, Two Leadership Square
211 N Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

As a shareholder and member of McAfee & Taft’s Aviation Group, the largest group of FAA attorneys in the world, Brian Burget represents aircraft lenders, lessors, operators, purchasers and sellers in relation to commercial, corporate and regional aircraft.  A substantial amount of his time is focused on advising clients on matters involving title, registration, buying, selling, leasing, operating and financing aircraft that fall under the purview of the Federal Transportation Code, Federal Aviation Administration Regulations, FAA Aircraft Registry, Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Aircraft Protocol, and International Registry. This includes advising clients on FAR Part 91, Part 125 and Part 135 operations, as well as fractional ownership programs under 14 CFR Part 91(K).

Brian also devotes a substantial part of his practice to handling aircraft, helicopter and drone litigation matters.  Specifically, he represents aircraft owners, lenders and potential buyers in disputes involving the perfection of ownership and security rights, chain of title issues, slander of title claims, quiet title claims on aircraft, and escrow interpleader actions. This also includes counseling owners, operators and pilots on regulatory compliance matters involving ownership, registration and operation of aircraft and assisting clients in responding to enforcement actions brought by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other government agencies.

Brian also has extensive experience acting as an escrow agent for the escrow of funds for all types of transactions. Specializing in most anti-money laundering (AML) issues affecting clients, Brian’s work encompasses a full range of AML regulations and statutes, including compliance with the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (U.S.A. Patriot) Act of 2001, the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC), and other know your customer (KYC) regulations.

Brian’s achievements have earned him inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys, as well as iON Oklahoma Online magazine’s list of Next Gen Under 30 honorees.


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