USA – Oklahoma City
McAfee & Taft
10th Floor, Two Leadership Square
211 N. Robinson
Located just miles from the Federal Aviation Administration Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City, the law firm of McAfee & Taft has distinguished itself in the field of aviation law as having one of the largest and most experienced FAA aviation groups in the United States.
Recognized as experts in the field, many of the aviation lawyers are featured speakers at regional, national and international aviation conferences on a variety of topics related to aircraft title, finance and regulatory law and related matters, including the Cape Town Convention, the new international treaty that has a significant impact on the perfection and enforcement of rights in aircraft and engines.
McAfee & Taft’s Aviation Group actively represents local, national and international clients – from individuals to leaders in industry – on a wide spectrum of aviation matters, including the documentation of aircraft transactions, aircraft title and registration matters, escrow closings, closing and post-recordation opinions, and aircraft title insurance.
The firm also has significant experience in assisting a wide variety of clients in the fastest growing area of practice in the industry – fractional ownership of aircraft. McAfee & Taft attorneys are skilled at balancing tax, securities and FAA regulatory considerations in dealing with fractional programs, time-sharing arrangements, joint ownerships, interchange agreements and operational issues as a way to help clients better utilize their aircraft.
Due to the firm’s close proximity to the FAA Civil Aircraft Registry in Oklahoma City, M&T often acts as special FAA counsel and renders legal opinions based on the Transportation Code and applicable FAA regulations. In that capacity, M&T represents a wide variety of regional, national and international clients in connection with owning, leasing, acquiring, financing and operating aircraft. This includes counseling clients on projects relating to ownership and operational issues of corporate aircraft (including fractional ownership) that are governed by FAA regulations.
All of the aircraft partners have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America (corporate law, equipment finance law) and Oklahoma Super Lawyers (aviation), and similar publications. The firm has played an active role as a technical adviser to the Legal Advisory Panel of Aviation Working Group and the International Registry Advisory Board, both of which are related to the development, understanding and implementation of the Cape Town Convention.