Frank Polk to Speak at 10th Annual Corporate Aircraft Transactions Conference

May 31, 2005

Frank L. Polk, a shareholder with the law firm of McAfee & Taft, will be a featured speaker at the 10th Annual Corporate Aircraft Transactions Conference on July 11 and 12 in New York City.

In addition to serving as the leader of the firm’s aviation practice group, Polk is a frequent speaker on the Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol, an ambitious and unique international treaty that establishes comprehensive laws in each ratifying country dealing with essentially all aspects of buying, selling, leasing and financing aircraft and engines.  Polk’s conference presentation will focus on providing practical advice on how lenders and lessors can protect their assets both under the existing aircraft rules and under the forthcoming Cape Town Convention.

McAfee & Taft’s aviation attorneys have been involved in the U.S. ratification process of the treaty 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 various aspects of the Convention and its implementation around the world.

The two-day conference, which focuses on a myriad of legal and financial issues affecting the corporate aircraft industry, is being sponsored by the Strategic Research Institute. Interested conference participants may register online at Strategic Research Institute.

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.