As a member of the firm’s Aviation Group, Brian Burget represents aircraft lenders, lessors, purchasers and sellers in relation to corporate and regional aircraft. A substantial amount of his time is focused on advising clients on matters involving title, registration, buying, selling, leasing, operating and financing aircraft that fall under the purview of the Federal Transportation Code, Federal Aviation Administration Regulations, FAA Aircraft Registry, Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Aircraft Protocol and International Registry. This includes advising clients on FAR Part 91 and Part 135 operations and fractional ownership programs.
Much of Brian’s practice involves the examination of FAA records for registered aircraft, engines and propellers, issuing title memoranda, and advising clients as to the status of liens and encumbrances of record at the Federal Aviation Administration. He advises clients on perfecting and recording security agreements, leases, bills of sale, and other documents to ensure compliance with FAA regulations and procedures. He also assists owners, lessors and lessees of aircraft who seek to register and protect their interests internationally under the Cape Town Treaty.
Brian also devotes a substantial part of his practice to handling aircraft litigation matters and, specifically, the representation of aircraft owners in disputes involving the perfection of ownership rights, chain of title issues, slander of title claims, and the validity of liens placed on aircraft. He also counsels owners and pilots on regulatory compliance matters involving the ownership, registration and operation of aircraft and assists clients in responding to enforcement actions by the FAA and other government agencies.
- Drafted conveyance orders and secured the transfer of title and release of a liens placed on various aircraft involved in the Avantair fractional ownership bankruptcy.
- Negotiated the release and termination of improper fuel liens placed on aircraft.
- Settled FAA enforcement action against aircraft owners for the operation of improperly registered aircraft.
- Successfully resolved a chain of title dispute involving Grob G520 Egrett, ultimately resulting in timely registration with the FAA.
- Negotiated the return of pilot’s medical certificate following FAA enforcement action.
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