Experienced Aircraft Transactions Law Firm
Bespoke Advocacy Services for Jet Owners and Buyers


The purchase of a new or previously owned aircraft can be exciting—a world filled with new capabilities, the latest systems and avionics, new cabin comforts and adventures waiting to happen. But the acquisition will also trigger a host of complex legal and regulatory issues that can be expensive traps for the unwary. Having seasoned counsel advising you during the process can help to ensure that the purchase goes smoothly and transitions into worry-free ownership and operation.

Luxury private jet interior.
Private jet on tarmac.


Selling comes with its own unique set of concerns, from ensuring that the transaction proceeds cleanly and efficiently with no post-closing liabilities or obligations, to fair allocation of responsibilities and expenses during the pre-purchase inspection, insurance coverage issues during positioning and test flights, sales tax planning, transfer of maintenance contracts, and many more. Again, having experienced counsel at your side throughout the process can save on expenses and help to provide for maximum protection.

John Mckay, attorney. Experienced aircraft transaction counsel.

Our Attorney: John D. McKay

A pilot and aircraft owner for several decades, John McKay has logged numerous hours at the controls of a variety of aircraft, from piston singles and twins to turboprops and jets. He holds a Commercial Pilot certificate with mult-iengine and instrument ratings and has completed specialized training in aerobatics and upset recovery. As an attorney, he has assisted aircraft buyers, sellers and operators in transactions worth many millions of dollars, ensuring that their rights, expectations and wallets are protected at every juncture. Through Aerolex Park Avenue, he provides a single point of contact for finding the right aircraft to suit the client’s missions and budget, negotiating an ironclad contract, setting up appropriate ownership and management structures, dealing with vendors and regulatory agencies, importing and exporting (if needed), and providing sales assistance when it is time to move up to a different aircraft. He has successfully represented aviation clients worldwide.

What clients say:

"John is great to work with. He knows his way around aircraft transactions and is tenacious in making sure that you are protected. He carries out his duties in the most organized and streamlined way and definitely keeps things smooth for buyers and sellers alike. I hope to work with John again down the road."
Happy client.
G. B.
Colorado Business Owner
"John McKay is the kind of ethical, competent lawyer everyone hopes they can hire, plain and simple."
Happy clients who received a major settlement.
D.S. and J.S.
Florida Retirees

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