Some industries require special knowledge to navigate. The aviation industry is one of them. Disputes can arise in any aspect of the industry, including aircraft design, operations, facilities, and maintenance. At every step, aviation disputes raise unique legal and contractual issues. The potential for federal investigations and enforcement actions adds even more scrutiny and complexity. With stakes this high, clients need to know they can call on detailed, industry-specific knowledge. The expertise they need can be found at Weisbart Springer Hayes.
Firm partner Geoff Weisbart knows the aviation industry from the inside out. In addition to decades of experience as a litigator, he also brings decades of experience as an aviator himself. He is an Airline Transport-rated pilot, ex-flight instructor, and ground instructor. This breadth of first-hand experience makes Geoff the perfect choice for experienced and effective aviation litigation counsel. Working with the firm’s other attorneys, he regularly counsels companies and individuals on various legal issues related to the aviation industry. Examples include issues related to liability risks, charter and management agreements, sales contracts, warranty and indemnity issues, and insurance. He has a track record of negotiating favorable resolutions, working successfully with regulators, and winning cases in the courtroom when necessary to protect his clients’ interests.
Our Aviation Litigation Experience Includes:
- Litigation with aircraft manufacturers
- Defending regional airlines and operators in FAA investigations and enforcement actions
- Representing airline pilots, commercial pilots and private pilots in employment issues
- Disputes involving Part 135/Department of Defense contracts
- Representing owners and operators in FAA investigations of Part 135 policies, procedures and specifications
- Controversies regarding the purchase and sale of aircraft
- Suits involving appropriate repair of piston, turbo-prop and jet aircraft
- AOPA panel attorney experience
- NTSB accident investigations