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HCH Legal represents companies and individuals, including airlines, charter operators, corporate flight departments, and high net worth individuals in the purchase, sale, lease, financing, chartering, and management of new and used aircraft of all types, and in other aircraft and engine-related contracts, transactions, and matters. 




  • Negotiating contract terms and conditions for purchase of new aircraft from manufacturers, and for the purchase or sale of pre-owned aircraft.

  • Structuring financing arrangements for aircraft acquisitions.

  • Preparing and negotiating all transaction documents, including letters of intent, purchase agreements, leases, loans, mortgages and other security documents, trusts, management agreements, charter agreements, hangar lease agreements, broker agreements, escrow agreements, and time-sharing agreements.

  • Structuring and preparing aircraft joint ownership and co-ownership arrangements.

  • Managing your aircraft transaction through delivery and closing, including registration of the aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or other aviation authority and the International Registry, if applicable, lien releases and deregistration of aircraft for export transactions.

  • Aviation regulatory compliance planning and assistance.

  • Federal income tax planning for aircraft purchase, sale, ownership, and operation.

  • State sales and use tax planning for aircraft delivery and operation.

  • Advising clients on transporting government officials and political candidates on private aircraft.

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