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Aviation Attorneys to Speak at 12th Annual FAA Registry Forum

February 4, 2005

Frank Polk, Erin Van Laanen and Scott McCreary, aviation attorneys with McAfee & Taft, have been tapped to speak at this month’s 12th Annual FAA Registry Forum in Miami Beach, FL.  The Oklahoma-based firm is also one of five sponsors of the event.

The prestigious two-day seminar, which will be held February 7 – 8, regularly attracts industry experts and owners of commercial and business aircraft and provides them with updates, strategies and solutions for dealing with the rapidly changing aviation industry.

This year’s Forum will focus on the issues surrounding the forthcoming Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol.  The Convention is an ambitious and unique international treaty that establishes comprehensive laws in each ratifiying country dealing with essentially all aspects of buying, selling, leasing and financing aircraft and engines.

McAfee & Taft’s aviation attorneys have been involved in the U.S. ratification process for several years.  That involvement has included meetings with Unidroit Aviation Working Group, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Transportation and State Department, and leading practitioners around the world to discuss, understand and form varoius aspects fo the Convention and its implementation around the world.

Frank Polk, the leader of the McAfee & Taft’s aviation law practice group, is serving as chairman of the prestigious two-day event. Erin Van Laanen will be speaking on “Current Issues in Aircraft Registration and the United States FAA Registry,” and Scott McCreary will address the conference on “Cape Town Convention in the Real World.”

Over the years, McAfee & Taft has distinguished itself in the field of aviation law.  The firm actively represents local, national and international clients — from leaders in industry to individuals — on a wide spectrum of aviation matters.

McAfee & Taft is Oklahoma City’s largest law firm, serving clients in the areas of aviation, business law, corporate and securities, employee benefits, environmental law, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, oil and gas, real estate, and tax and family wealth.