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Aero Law Group Aviation Attorneys Visit NetJets

R. Nichols and A. Loveless visit with NetJets Aero Law Group aviation attorneys Ryan D. Nichols and Amanda J. Loveless recently met with NetJets, a leading fractional aircraft ownership company. As dozens of Aero Law Group clients own fractional interests in aircraft through NetJets and similar companies, Aero Law Group’s aviation attorneys are [...]

By |2019-05-02T10:14:11-08:00May 2nd, 2019|Articles|0 Comments

John Schmidt Speaks at Corporate Jet Investor Miami

The Future for U.S. Registration panel at CJI Miami (L to R John Schmidt, Scott McCreary, and Bruce Marshall) On November 13, 2018 Aero Law Group Attorney John Schmidt spoke on a panel discussion at Corporate Jet Investor Conference in Miami to discuss upcoming changes at the FAA’s Aircraft Registry.  Joined by industry [...]

By |2018-12-31T11:29:32-08:00December 31st, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Aero Law Group Attorneys Present at the KCBA Aviation Law and Insurance Conference

Aero Law Group attorneys Amanda Loveless and Ryan Nichols gave the ethics presentation at the King County Bar Association’s 45th Annual PNW Aviation Law and Insurance Conference. Their presentation, Cautionary Tales on Ethics for Aviation Attorneys and Brokers, provided valuable insights for aviation attorneys and brokers involved in aircraft transactions. “Aero Law Group is committed [...]

By |2018-11-07T16:43:00-08:00November 7th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Report from HAI Heli-Expo 2018

Amanda Loveless standing by a Bell Helicopter Aero Law Group Attorney Amanda Loveless enjoyed attending the Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo (“HAI”) conference in Las Vegas, from February 26th-28th. She networked and met several colleagues and clients. The highlight of the conference was learning more about the various helicopter manufacturers, including Kopter.  It will [...]

By |2018-04-11T15:57:49-08:00April 11th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

TAX ALERT –WASHINGTON STATE PUBLIC UTILITY PROPERTY TAX

Charter Operators,  A number of Part 135 charter operators have recently received their 2015 public utility property tax assessments from the Washington State Department of Revenue. In some cases these assessment are significantly higher than in prior years.  The reason for this increase is that the Washington Department of Revenue is now including Washington Part [...]

By |2017-07-20T07:27:17-08:00July 14th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Changes to Washington State “Tax Avoidance Rules”

We have reviewed the May 2015 “Tax Avoidance Rules” (WAC 458-20-280 et seq.) adopted by the Washington Department of Revenue in response to the Washington State Legislature’s 2010 Tax Avoidance Legislation (RCW 82.32.655).   It is our belief that the Department of Revenue both:  a) went beyond the scope of the 2010 Legislation, and b) drafted [...]

By |2017-08-17T07:53:46-08:00June 5th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

The World’s Leading Business and Commercial Aviation Law Firm

Aero Law Group PC’s mission is to provide the highest quality transactional legal services to airlines and aircraft owners and operators – worldwide. There's not another law firm anywhere that has our combined experience with business and commercial aircraft transactions. Aero Law Group PC represents over 500 clients on six continents, including established and emerging commercial [...]

By |2017-07-20T07:27:17-08:00April 18th, 2014|Articles|0 Comments

Independent Contractor Pilots: Should You Jump On The Bandwagon?

Many aircraft operators hire their pilots as “independent contractors” instead of as employees. This may save on administrative costs, but is there a downside? In short: yes. Most pilots are not properly classified as independent contractors. Although treating pilots as independent contractors is common practice in the aviation industry, recent revenue shortages have triggered government [...]

By |2017-07-20T07:27:17-08:00February 6th, 2014|Articles|0 Comments

Warning: Use Caution With 50% Bonus Depreciation on Aircraft

Many aircraft manufacturers and brokers are now urging potential customers to sign contracts for or take delivery of newly manufactured aircraft before December 31, 2012, in order to take advantage of additional first-year tax depreciation—popularly known as “50% bonus depreciation.”  However, before jumping in and signing a letter of intent or purchase agreement, potential aircraft [...]

By |2017-07-20T07:27:17-08:00October 26th, 2012|Articles|Comments Off on Warning: Use Caution With 50% Bonus Depreciation on Aircraft

IRS Releases Final Regulations on Aircraft Used for Personal Entertainment

On August 1, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service published final regulations on disallowance of deductions for personal entertainment use of business aircraft by so-called “specified individuals.”  Click here to download a copy of the final regulations as published in the Federal Register.  The final regulations are effective for tax years beginning after August 2, 2012.  [...]

By |2017-07-20T07:25:43-08:00October 23rd, 2012|Articles|0 Comments