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 (equipment finance law), Oklahoma Super Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal.

Scott currently serves on the Regulatory Issues Advisory Group and the Tax Committee of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). 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 (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 (Regulatory Issues Advisory Group and Tax Committee)

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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At The Podium

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
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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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