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Representing Private Aircraft Owners: Key Considerations in Ownership and Operation

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Produced on August 20, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 8m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Administrative Aviation

Course Description

This program, presented by aviation attorney L. Forrest Owens, will discuss unique legal considerations associated with private aircraft ownership and operation as well as current regulatory trends in the industry. The goal of the presentation will be to provide the general practitioner with insight on some of the key issues to look for if their client seeks representation in an aviation-related matter. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the many legal considerations associated with private aircraft ownership

  2. Explore current regulatory trends in the aviation industry, with a focus on those that govern private aircraft ownership and operation

  3. Recognize the key legal issues to look out for when handling your first aviation-related matter

Credit Information

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Forrest Owens

The Law Office of L. Forrest Owens, P.A.

Mr. Owens’ practice concentrates on aircraft and aviation-related transactions including mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, airman defense before the FAA and Department of Transportation, airport real estate and land use, and civil litigation.

Mr. Owens has been in the aviation industry for over twenty years and over ten years focused on aviation-related matters with boutique firms. Mr. Owens has acted as counsel in the purchase and sale of hundreds of aircraft transactions ranging from experimental home-built aircraft to Gulfstream 550 aircraft. Mr. Owens has worked with every major manufacturer of turbine-powered corporate aircraft and has also been involved in the merger and acquisition of many aviation-related businesses.

Aviation Industry Involvement:

▪ National Business Aviation Association – Regulatory Advisory Group Counsel Member

▪ Florida Bar – Vice-Chair of the Aviation Law Committee

▪ South Florida Business Aviation Association

▪ Florida Bar – Vice-Chair of the Aviation Law Committee

▪ Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association – Panel Attorney

▪ National Business Aviation Association

▪ National Aircraft Finance Association

▪ Florida Aircraft Business Association

Mission Statement:

Mr. Owens’ firm is client-focused and results-oriented. We seek to take a consistently pragmatic approach to solve the unique challenges faced by our clients as well as obtain the best possible outcome
The foundation of a successful transaction is planning for and addressing the unique considerations of each transaction. Mr. Owens is well versed in addressing the issues for a successful outcome.


▪ Vincennes University – Aviation Technology (A.S. 1998) (Technology Department Outstanding Alumni Award recipient 2005)
▪ Indiana University Kelly School of Business (B.S. 2001) – Finance
▪ Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D. 2005)


Department Outstanding Alumni Award recipient 2005)
▪ Indiana University Kelly School of

Our Clients:

Our client base is as varied as the aircraft manufacturers with which we work, including a former high-ranking government official, a philanthropist, celebrities, a Publisher and Regional Director and a Managing Director and Financial Advisor. Our clients are located worldwide.
Mr. Owens is Board Certified in the State of Florida as a specialist in Aviation Law and routinely gives presentations on a wide variety of topics including Introduction to Aviation Law, FAA Enforcement Actions and How to Buy a Private Jet. Mr. Owens is also a regular on Legal News and Review’s radio show where you will hear his segments related to aviation law, as well as participating in broadcasts for Law Pro CLE.
Mr. Owens is both an FAA licensed pilot
as well as FAA licensed Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic. The possession of these credentials and expertise by an attorney is unique amongst practitioners in the field of aviation law.

Our Practice Areas:

▪ Aircraft Registration – U.S. and Foreign
▪ Aircraft Finance
▪ Title and Liens
▪ FAA Certification
▪ FAA Enforcement
▪ Aviation Litigation
▪ Part 129, 135, 141, and 145 Certifications
▪ Commercial Drone Use
▪ U.S. Customs and Border Protection
▪ Sales and Use Tax
▪ Federal Tax
▪ Aircraft Transactions


Gary C.

excellent presentation

Carol M.

Interesting topic. Effective speaker.

David C M.


Georgian P.

Excellent Program! Speaker was experienced, knowledgeable and informative! Very effective communicator! Extremely interesting material! Enjoyed learning/listening and would be interested in taking other courses on this topic from this Attorney! Speaker was professional and engaged with participants! Highly recommend! Thank you for a great presentation!

John C.

Complicated area of practice. I'm focused more on post-acquisition compliance and it was informative to hear about the pre-acquisition process and especially where the greatest potential for litigation arises.

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