Erin Van Laanen’s practice is concentrated in the areas of aircraft title, registration, financing and leasing and related matters concerning the United States Federal Aviation Act, the FAA Aircraft Registry in Oklahoma City, and the Cape Town Convention. She has previously served as practice group leader of the Aviation Group, overseeing one of the largest and most experienced FAA aircraft title and financing legal teams in the United States.
In addition to being a featured speaker at aircraft conferences sponsored by the Strategic Research Institute, American Bar Association, ABA Forum on Air and Space Law, National Aircraft Finance Association, Oklahoma City Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, International Institute for Research, and International Bar Association, Erin is a regular guest lecturer on Air and Space Law for the University of Mississippi School of Law’s master of laws program. She also currently serves on the board of directors of the National Aircraft Finance Association.
Erin’s achievements have earned her inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (aviation law; equipment finance law), Oklahoma Super Lawyers, Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law, Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers and The International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers. She was selected by Best Lawyers as the “Oklahoma City Equipment Finance Lawyer of the Year” for 2013 and 2019 and “Oklahoma City Aviation Lawyer of the Year” for 2020, honors only given to a single lawyer in each legal specialty in each community.
In 2018, Erin was one of 547 lawyers worldwide to be honored with Lexology’s Client Choice Award, which recognizes lawyers who provide excellence in client care and quality of service.