DeBee Gilchrist represents air carriers, manufacturers, lessors and lenders worldwide in connection with commercial aircraft transactions and serving as special counsel to other law firms for filings involving the FAA Registry and/or the International Registry (IR).

Whether the matter involves a complex financing structure requiring counsel as to unconventional registration possibilities, or the routine use of the FAA Registry for national registration, the experience of the attorneys and staff at DeBee Gilchrist provides a responsive and comprehensive level of service.

DeBee Gilchrist advises on structuring transactions for purposes of regulatory compliance while at the same time satisfying the business and timing objectives of the parties involved. Our Firm maintains a close working relationship with the FAA’s Aeronautical Center Counsel to secure advisory opinions on a variety of matters, such as registration of aircraft under ownership trusts and complex leasing structures. Our intimate understanding of the Federal Aviation Regulations and the procedures of the FAA Registry allow us to file documents which accurately comply with the FAA’s requirements for filed instruments.

As special counsel for making filings with the FAA Registry (for U.S. transactions) and the IR (for both U.S. and International transactions), DeBee Gilchrist issues legal opinions that detail the rights and interests established between the transaction parties under the U.S. Transportation Code and/or the Cape Town Convention.