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Aircraft Lease Agreements to be Explored at Legal Workshop in Washington DC

November 29, 2011, 06:00 AM
Filed Under: Aircraft

The Workshop Speakers are Mark Atwood (Member, Cozen O’Connor), Jamie Baldwin (Lecturer, Author and Consultant on Air Transportation, Adjunct Instructor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University), Darrel M. Seife (Vice President, Senior Counsel, RVI Group), and Thomas J. Whalen (Member, Eckert Seamans Cherin Mellott).

Mark Atwood is a member of Cozen O’Connor, focusing on legal issues affecting the aviation and aeronautics industries. He represents a variety of clients, including U.S. and foreign airlines, airports, leasing companies, brokers, aerospace manufacturers, repair stations, and airline investors before the courts, regulatory agencies, and Congress. He also counsels U.S.
clients in their regulatory affairs before foreign governments, advises airlines in financial structuring, and represents parties to aircraft acquisition transactions.

Jamie Baldwin is an author, lecturer and consultant in air transportation and an Adjunct Instructor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His areas of expertise include start-up airline strategies, marketing strategies, licensing, regulatory compliance, aircraft sourcing, strategic planning, contracts and agency agreements.

Darrel M. Seife brings over 25 years of legal and insurance industry experiences to RVI Group, the world’s largest specialist in residual value insurance (insured assets include aircraft, commercial equipment, automobiles and commercial real estate). Previously, Mr. Seife served in the Office of General Counsel of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company and litigated complex insurance disputes at the prestigious law firm O’Melveny & Myers. He has lectured and published for professional organizations on a broad range of topics including insurance, litigation, and bankruptcy.

Tom Whalen focuses his practice on aviation law, representing airline liability insurers and foreign airlines in litigation and administrative proceedings before U.S. government regulatory agencies such as the Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Homeland Security. He has had extensive experience handling the defense of governments in actions brought under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and in litigating international arbitration disputes and appeals on aviation, immigration and commercial issues.

Following the success of the previous Workshops in Washington DC, London and Dubai, this event which is hosted by Cozen O’Connor, will cover the following themes: Introduction to aircraft lease agreements, principles of contract law, operating leases, the aircraft and engine lease as an international interest under the Cape Town Convention, aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance leases, and aviation insurance.

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