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Scott D. McCreary

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Scott McCreary 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.

Scott is a frequent speaker at aviation conferences in the United States and abroad and has made presentations 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 Institute for International Research’s Corporate Aviation Symposium; the NBAA’s Cape Town International Registry Meeting; and the Geneva International Forum on Aircraft Finance & Commercial Aviation.

His achievements in the area of aviation law have earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (aviation law; equipment finance law), Oklahoma Super Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal.

An active member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Scott currently serves as the incoming vice chair of the Regulatory Issues Advisory Group and is a member of the Tax Committee.  He has previously served as the leader of the firm’s Aviation Group and on McAfee & Taft’s board of directors.

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Experience, Honors, & Awards

Representative Experience

  • Representing individuals and companies with the purchase and sale of corporate and commercial aircraft.
  • Representing fractional interest companies and their co-owners in connection with registering aircraft and recording documents with the FAA Aircraft Registry.
  • Representing aircraft owners, including co-owners under fractional interest programs, with sharing the use of aircraft under FAR Post 91.501.
  • Representing banks and other lenders in connection with financing aircraft and perfecting their interest of record with the FAA.
  • Representing clients by issuing lien memorandums regarding the status of the FAA records, and drafting documents (releases, terminations, disclaimers, bills of sale, etc) to be recorded with the FAA, and issuing closing opinions addressing FAA issues.
  • Acting as escrow agent of funds and documents for aircraft transactions.

Honors and Awards

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (aviation law; equipment finance law)
  • Listed in Oklahoma Super Lawyers
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Ratings
  • Listed in The International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers
  • Listed in Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers
  • Listed in Legal Media Group’s Best of the Best USA
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Business law Section; Aircraft Finance and Contracts Division of the Forum on Air and Space Law; Aircraft Financing Subcommittee)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • National Business Aviation Association (Incoming Vice Chair, Regulatory Issues Advisory Group; Member, Tax Committee)

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At The Podium

The Great GATS(by)?

Corporate Jet Investor Miami 2019
Miami Beach, FL | November 13, 2019

International Aircraft Transactions – Fact Checking the Fake News

NBAA 2019 Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
Las Vegas, NY | October 20, 2019

Back to the Basics — An Examination of United States Citizenship; Aircraft Registration and Alternatives for Non-U.S. Citizens

National Business Aviation Association's 2012 Aircraft Registration Conference
Delray Beach, Florida | February 9, 2012

The FAA Registry on the Razor’s Edge

National Business Aviation Association's 2012 Aircraft Registration Conference
Delray Beach, Florida | February 9, 2012

Cape Town Treaty and International Registry Update

NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada | October 13, 2011 - October 14, 2011

NBAA Cape Town Treaty and International Registry Update – the Latest Issues and Practical Solutions

National Business Aviation Association 64th Annual Meeting & Convention
Las Vegas, Nevada | October 11, 2011
Attorney Articles

Articles

Registering aircraft in the United States

Corporate Jet Investor’s Official Guide to Aircraft Registration |

An introduction to aircraft registration in the US

Corporate Jet Investor’s Official Guide to Aircraft Registration |
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Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1992
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Education

  • J.D., with distinction, University of Oklahoma, 1992
  • B.S., Oklahoma State University, 1988
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