Aviation

Overview

Aviation is a unique and highly-regulated industry. Walter | Haverfield boasts extensive practical experience in the specialized field of aviation law.  Notably, partner Darrell Clay is an instrument-rated private pilot and aircraft owner.  His team represents clients in FAA enforcement proceedings, defends aircraft manufacturers in personal injury actions arising from catastrophic crashes, defends insurance and subrogation claims, and guides clients through the acquisition and disposition of aircraft.  Our clients include aircraft owners, flight schools, aircraft manufacturers, aviation insurers, fixed-base operators, and corporate flight departments.  Mr. Clay is also a Panel Attorney for the Legal Services Plan of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Our aviation industry clients take advantage of Walter | Haverfield’s labor and employment, corporate transactional, and real estate practices as well.

Mr. Clay is a volunteer pilot for LifeLine Pilots and Angel Flight East, Central, and Mid-Atlantic, and a member of the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association and Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air Force Auxiliary) Lorain County Composite Squadron. His aviation-related articles are widely published.

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