Experience

Mr. Gilchrist is a founding director and shareholder of DeBee Gilchrist. He heads the Firm’s Aviation Group as special counsel with respect to transactions involving aircraft, engines, propellers and spare parts. Mr. Gilchrist has focused his career on aviation transactions, representing clients from all areas of the aviation industry with regard to every current structure of aircraft and aircraft engine transaction.

Mr. Gilchrist has counseled clients around the world in aircraft transactions, including most of the major air carriers, aircraft and engine leasing companies, air cargo companies, corporations, banks and other lending institutions, as well as aircraft brokers, dealers and manufacturers. Mr. Gilchrist has been selected to be included in the 2010 edition of ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ and listed in the ‘International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers’.

1200 Northwest 63rd St., Suite 5000
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116
Phone: 405-232-7777
Email: jgilchrist@debeegilchrist.com
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Practice Areas
  • Aeronautical Regulation
  • Aircraft Finance and Leasing
  • Aircraft Sales
  • Aircraft Title
  • Aviation Law
  • Aviation Protocol
  • Aviation Regulation
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate Commercial Law
  • International Registry under Cape Town Convention
Professional Biography
  • All Courts of the State of Oklahoma
Admissions
  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section; Aircraft Finance Subcommittee; Aircraft Finance and Contracts Division of the Forum on Air and Space Law.
  • Member, Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Member, Association of Aircraft Title Lawyers
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, Transportation Law Section
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Legal Advisory Panel to the Aircraft Working Group under the Cape Town Convention
Education
  • University of Oklahoma (B.A., Law Enforcement Administration)
  • Dallas Theological Seminary (M.A., Biblical Studies)
  • University of Oklahoma, College of Law (J.D.)
Professional Publications
  • Chief Note Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 1988-1989
  • “Implementation of the International Registry for Interests in Aircraft under the Cape Town Convention”
  • “US Registration of Aircraft Under Foreign Ownership,” Studies in Leasing Law and Tax
  • “US Law: Protecting Lenders’ Interests in Aircraft, Engines, Propellers and Spare Parts,” Studies in Leasing Law and Tax
Civic
  • Member, Character Council of Central Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, Inc., Legal Counsel
  • Oklahoma Christian Schools, Inc., Board of Directors