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Holland & Knight LLP

Private Aircraft

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Holland & Knight is a "very reputable" name in the private aircraft sphere, with a business aviation group in London, Miami, New York and Washington, DC. "The firm have always been responsive when required," according to an interviewee, who adds: "They have an excellent level of communication and go the extra mile to support us working in multiple jurisdictions."

"They're a great firm and have strong individuals," comments a fellow aviation lawyer. A client who worked with partner Juan Carlos Ferrer reports: "Working with J.C. is great because the huge bench at Holland & Knight means he can handle everything by bringing in more people from the team. The quality of the work has been very good from all his colleagues."

Notable practitioners

John Pritchard is an asset financing expert based in Holland & Knight's New York office. He is best known as a highly experienced and respected commercial aviation financing specialist, but he also handles private and business aircraft matters.

DC-based John Hoover is commended for his "responsiveness and technical expertise" in tax matters involving private aircraft. The federal and state tax expert "has displayed the utmost professionalism," says a client, "along with demonstrated knowledge of the aircraft industry and related tax implications." A peer states: "I know him for his grasp of tax issues relating to aircraft; that's his recognised strength."

Juan Carlos Ferrer is an "excellent" lawyer specialising in the purchase, sale and finance of aircraft for corporates and high net worth individuals. "He is really fantastic," says an aircraft financing expert, who explains that "what I like most is his no-nonsense approach; he is very earnest and simply gets things done. He is not expensive but will speak up when he thinks we need additional work, and according to the counsel on the other side he is great to work with. The business aviation space is very small but he is one of the specialists."

Robert Ricketts is a private aircraft financing specialist based in London. A client says Ricketts has "a wealth of experience that provides a clear and practical approach to all situations; his way of articulating the scenario and speaking from experience in a concise manner has been an eduction to our individuals." This source adds that "Robert's reputation is well known to our clients and provides a reassuring quality to our business by representation of his name."

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Overview

Holland & Knight represents high net worth individuals and private and public companies in private aircraft transactions including, but not limited to:

  • purchase, sale and finance (and lease finance) of private and commercial aircraft, including the structuring of the acquisition and ownership structure;
  • corporate and financing transactions;
  • disposition of special assets, including numerous kinds of aircraft; 
  • aircraft operations, including the optimization of liability protection;
  • aviation insurance coverage matters;
  • regulatory issues affecting private aircraft including regulatory requirements regarding cost sharing;
  • fractional share transactions;
  • negotiation of management and charter agreements 

Members

Bloxom, Libby

Epstein, Jonathan

Hoover, John

Morrison, Barton

Sung, Audrey

Industries

Private Client

Private Aircraft

Holland & Knight LLP

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Location

701 Brickell Avenue,

Suite 3300,

Miami

Florida

USA

FL 33131

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 1 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Article

Corporate Jet Insurance and Liability Issues

Authors: Gwyn O'Flynn, Gary Halbert

Ranked Individuals

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Private Aircraft


John F Pritchard
Band 3
John Hoover
Band 3
Juan Carlos Ferrer
Band 2
Robert Ricketts
Band 2