Varnum’s aviation law experience encompasses a variety of legal services
From private aircraft ownership matters to advising regional and international airports, Varnum is well equipped to assist clients with aviation law needs.
We help clients with all aspects of aircraft ownership, including acquisition, disposition, operation, leasing and financing. We have worked with many clients to structure fractional ownerships, including partnerships and LLCs. We also work with consultants to help clients identify their aircraft and travel needs before recommending appropriate aircraft to suit those needs. In addition, our aviation team advises lenders regarding aircraft financing, lending and documentation.
Our aviation team includes active instrument-rated pilots, airplane owners, an active commercial pilot and attorneys with years of experience representing major regional airports. Varnum’s aviation law team is well equipped to assist clients will all aviation law needs.
“Varnum lawyers are dependable and easy to work with, they provide great service at a reasonable rate.”
Client, US News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms
We provide counsel on state and federal registrations as well as International Registry requirements
An important part of our work involves creating ownership and management structures which comply with complex Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.
In addition to private aircraft ownership matters, we advise both general aviation and commercial service airports throughout Michigan on regulatory matters, operations, leases and agreements, and real estate acquisition. Our clients include Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Capital Region International Airport and Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport.
Meet the Team
Our attorneys are routinely recognized for their excellence and ability to litigate, negotiate and advise clients by Top Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Chambers USA and more.
Legal Practices Related to Aviation
For over a century, Varnum attorneys have served the business community with a full lineup of corporate services and specialties.
Whatever the nature of your company – publicly traded or privately held, multinational or local, corporation or sole proprietorship – our attorneys provide expert guidance. And whatever your business goals and legal needs, we have the skill and experience to help you manage them.
Varnum’s tax team unites the tax compliance, planning and litigation skills of one of Michigan’s oldest law firms with one of the Midwest’s premier tax boutique practices.
We are respected throughout the region for our ability to assist clients in all matters relating to federal and state tax audits, litigation and planning.