As a paralegal with McAfee & Taft’s worldwide aircraft financing, title and registration practice, Beth McHale is primarily responsible for conducting aircraft title searches with the FAA Aircraft Registry, reviewing and compiling FAA records for outstanding title and lien issues, ensuring recorded instruments are posted by the FAA to the proper records, and preparing documents for review by the firm’s Aviation Group attorneys prior to the closing of transactions.
For clients who seek to register their interests on the International Registry, she conducts priority searches and reviews documents for compliance with the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Aircraft Protocol.
Beth also conducts Know Your Customer (KYC) checks in order to verify client identities and ensure clients’ compliance with anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism laws.
Beth holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in public administration from American University. She is also a certified Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist who previously worked for two Oklahoma-based financial institutions for more than 10 years prior to joining the firm.Download Bio (PDF)