Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2015 – Veteran business aviation attorneys Stewart H. Lapayowker and Scott Burgess announced the formation of Lapayowker Burgess LLP. The combined firm will continue to focus on serving the legal needs of the business aviation community.
“Scott and I have a unique, shared experience in business aviation law and have worked together on common clients and on the opposite sides of complex business aviation transactions for years,” said Lapayowker. “Merging the two successful practices made perfect sense. Combining our experience in cross-border aviation transactions and aviation-related litigation with Stewart’s existing national and international practice base will give the firm greater depth and wider market appeal,” said Burgess.
The new firm will be located at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, with an address of 5360 N.W. 20th Terrace Suite 205, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The attorneys at Lapayowker Burgess will continue their focus on business aviation transactions worldwide, throughout the United States, the European Union, Central and South America, the African Continent, Asia and the Middle East. The legal team assists the firm’s clients with a variety of transactional and litigation matters related to aviation, including the sale, purchase, regulatory analysis, financing and management of corporate aircraft. The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience working with legal and tax departments of large public companies as well as private aircraft owners, helping design and implement the appropriate planning objectives and operating structures.
Lapayowker attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania before earning his JD from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. He is Chair of the National Business Aviation Association’s Tax and Regulatory Committee, past Chair of its Aircraft Transactions Working Group, Vice-Chair of its Regulatory Working Group and a member of the Aviation Law Committee of The Florida Bar.
Burgess completed his undergraduate work at Florida State University. He went on to attend Stetson University College of Law to receive his JD, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts of the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit. He is a Multi-Engine Instrument Pilot, a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator, a Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate Mediator, a member of the Space Law Forum Section of the American Bar Association, a member of the Aviation Law Committee of The Florida Bar and has served on the board of directors of the National Aircraft Resale Association and the National Aircraft Finance Association.
Lapayowker Burgess LLP
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the law firm focuses its practice on business aviation transactions worldwide, throughout the United States, Central and South America, the European Union, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The firm regularly assists clients with a variety of transactional and litigation matters related to aviation, including the sale, purchase, regulatory analysis, financing and management of corporate aircraft. Their attorneys have experience working with legal departments and tax departments of large public companies to implement appropriate operating structures and planning objectives. Lapayowker Burgess is committed to providing their clients with aviation legal representation.
Lapayowker Burgess, LLP
Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport
5360 N.W. 20th Terrace
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33309
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