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Jeff and Ethan Beswick Author Michigan Bar Journal Article on Aircraft Transactions

August 19, 2021

Father and son Jeff and Ethan Beswick, both attorneys at Varnum, are the co-authors of a recently-published article in the Michigan Bar Journal outlining the legal considerations of airplane purchases.

The article, When Your Client Wants to Buy an Airplane: A Primer for Michigan Lawyers, serves as a briefing for Michigan attorneys regarding best practices to address the complex corporate, regulatory and tax issues in aircraft transactions. It was published in the July/August issue of the Michigan Bar Journal.

The father and son team share a passion for aviation. Jeff Beswick is a partner focused on business law, real estate, estate planning and aircraft transactions. He advises clients on aviation matters including the purchase, sale, fractional ownership, leasing and operation of aircraft. He is an instrument-rated private pilot and a member of the National Business Aviation Association.

Ethan Beswick is a corporate attorney with a background in mergers and acquisitions, tax, real estate, and aircraft matters. An instrument-rated commercial multi-engine pilot, he has experience with buying and selling aircraft, aircraft leasing arrangements, and operational considerations. He is well versed in aircraft tax planning and provides counsel on aircraft tax matters related to depreciation planning, state sales and use tax planning, and federal excise tax planning. He is the founder of West Michigan Young Aviators (WMYA).

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