Aviation attorney Scott McCreary elected to board of directors for the National Aircraft Finance Association

The National Aircraft Finance Association has announced the election of McAfee & Taft shareholder and aviation attorney Scott McCreary, along with three other industry leaders, to its board of directors.

“The arrival of these new members to the board of directors adds a fresh perspective,” said new NAFA president Ed Medici. ”We will value the unique skills, diverse perspectives and unwavering commitment they will undoubtedly bring to grow the overall quality of NAFA.”

NAFA is a professional association that has been promoting the general welfare of aircraft finance for 50 years. Its network of members is comprised of lenders and product service providers who work together to finance general and business aviation aircraft. NAFA sets the standard for best practices in aviation finance by educating its members on the most up-to-date industry trends and best practices. Government legislation, market influences, and industry insights allow member companies to provide the highest quality services the industry has to offer.

As the practice group leader of the Aviation Group, Scott McCreary oversees one of the largest and most experienced FAA aircraft title and financing legal teams in the United States. He represents local, national and international clients in connection with matters involving the buying, selling, leasing and financing of aircraft. His practice is primarily focused on matters relating to the Cape Town Convention, the Federal Aviation Act and the FAA Aircraft Registry, such as aircraft title, registration, finance and leasing law, as well as regulatory issues relating to the operation of aircraft under Part 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.

McCreary is a frequent speaker at aviation conferences in the United States and abroad and has presented at venues such as the Strategic Research Institute’s Annual FAA Aircraft Registration, Lien & Securities Interest Conference; the Federal Bar Association’s Aircraft Title, Registration, Finance and Leasing Law Conference; the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE); the Geneva International Forum on Aircraft Finance & Commercial Aviation; and Corporate Jet Investor meetings.

In addition to his new role on NAFA’s board, he also serves on NAFA’s regulatory committee.  A leader in the global aviation community, McCreary also serves as vice chair of the Regulatory Issues Advisory Group of the National Business Aviation Association and is a member of NBAA’s tax committee, is a member of the executive committee of the Aviation Working Group’s Legal Advisory Panel (LAP), and is an advisory member of the International Registry Advisory Board (IRAB).