Greg Cirillo

Founding Member

Greg is a trusted and innovative commercial, legal advisor with 30 years of experience solving problems and making new business ideas a functioning reality for clients.  He has a multinational law practice in the private aircraft industry, representing owners, buyers, sellers, financiers and operators in the acquisition, sale, finance and use of corporate and commercial aircraft, and regulatory compliance before the US FAA and DOT. 

Greg also maintains a regional commercial law practice (Mid-Atlantic, US) representing very high net worth individuals, small and mid-sized businesses in all transactional legal matters including director fiduciary duties, business formation, succession planning, finance, acquisitions, and technology licensing and transfer.



Member, Founder

HCH Legal, LLC

June 2015 - present


Partner, Aviation Group Chair

Wiley Rein, LLP

Washington, DC / McLean VA

2001 - June 2015



Williams Mullen

Washington, DC / McLean VA

1997 - 2001



Galland Kharasch Morse & Garfinkle

Washington, DC

1993 - 1997

Bar Membership / Awards / Affiliations

Member, Maryland Bar
Member, District of Columbia Bar

Member, New York Bar

Member, National Business Aviation Association, 1998-Present

Chairman, Transportation Section, Virginia Bar Association, 2013-14

Education, Rewards, and Honors

Georgetown University Law Center

Washington, D.C.

Juris Doctor, with honors (cum laude)

Member, Journal: Law & Policy in International Business (1986)


Georgetown University

Washington, D.C.

Bachelor of Arts, English

Recent Publications / Speeches

If Drones are Aircraft then Drone Package Delivery is an Airline

April 30, 2018, Linked In Pulse

Selling the "Mature" Aircraft

January 17, 2018, Linked In Pulse

Engaging a Broker to Sell Your Private Jet - Effectively

April 17, 2017, Linked In Pulse

Let's Take This Outside - Choice of Law and Forum Clauses in Aircraft Purchase Contracts

March 14, 2017, Linked In Pulse

The Biggest Hurdle to Uber-izing Private Jet Travel - The Capacity is Ambivalent

September 21, 2016, Linked In Pulse

The Sharing Economy Applied to Private Aircraft

July 20, 2016, Linked In Pulse

History and Status of Unmanned Aircraft Law in the US

June, 2016

Making the Case for Corporate Aircraft from 200 Feet Underground

July, 2015


Presentation to US House of Representatives, Northern Border Caucus

July, 2015


Primer on Private Jet Travel

June, 2015


Regulating Drones at Your Events

Spring 2014, International Festival & Events Association (IFEA)


When Patience is a Virtue: U.S. Business Aircraft Owners Selling to Foreign Buyers

February, 2013, World Aircraft Sales Magazine


Exporting a US-Registered Aircraft

Winter, 2012/2013, BizJet Advisor


To Buy or Lease a Private Aircraft?

October, 2012, World Aircraft Sales Magazine


East Meets West: Understanding Western Business Culture

November, 2011, BizJet Advisor


Legal, Business and Tax Changes: The Future of Business Jet Sales

October, 2011, World Aircraft Sales Magazine


Back-to-Back Aircraft Transactions: Creative Solution or Horrible Mess?

January, 2011, World Aircraft Sales Magazine


Clear Title - Looking Beyond the FAA Registry When Buying a Corporate Aircraft

November, 2010, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Vol. 18, No. 11


Successful Aircraft Transactions: Keeping the Molehills from becoming Mountains

January, 2010, World Aircraft Sales Magazine


Business Aircraft Purchasing Protocols

November, 2009, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Vol. 17, No. 11


Back to Basics: Aircraft Purchasing Protocols

October, 2009, World Aircraft Sales Magazine


Surviving the Aircraft Financial Pandemic

July, 2009, World Aircraft Sales Magazine


Buying Aircraft From Distressed Sellers

May, 2009, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Vol. 17, No. 5


The New Negotiating Paradigm

April, 2009, World Aircraft Sales Magazine


7 Ways to Fend Off the Bean Counters

December/January 2009, Business Jet Traveler, Vol. 6, No. 7


Time Kills Deals for International Aircraft Buyers

October, 2008, World Aircraft Sales Magazine


Efficient Air Charter Service - Cracking the Legal Code

January, 2008, World Aircraft Sales Magazine


The New Untouchables: IRS Taxation of Unsanctioned Charters

June, 2007, World Aircraft Sales Magazine