Mr. Lapayowker devotes his law practice to corporate aircraft
transactions. He counsels corporate and individual clients, foreign
and domestic, on issues relating to the acquisition, leasing,
registration and financing of new and pre-owned jet aircraft (including
fractional aircraft). He counsels on a wide variety of aviation
matters, including implementing tax efficient structures, related FAA
and DOT regulatory matters, regulatory evaluation of operations,
aircraft management arrangements, personal use issues and
compensation-related SEC issues in connection with the use of business
aircraft by public companies.
He is Recording Secretary of the National Business Aviation
Association’s Tax and Regulatory Committee, past Chair of its Aircraft
Transactions Working Group, Vice-Chair of its Regulatory Working Group,
and a member of the Aviation Law Committee of The Florida Bar.
Mr. Lapayowker has written articles and editorials, has been quoted
in the press, cited to by a federal appellate court and has lectured on
various topics in business aviation.
He likes to blog on www.businessaviationcounsel.com.
He enjoys tennis and spending time with his three children, Samantha, Jeremy and Liberty.
Licensed since 1989
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1995||08/12/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Aviation Law Firm of the Year 2010||DealMakers Monthly Magazine||2011|
|Included in Best Lawyers in America 2011 edition||Best Lawyers||2010|
|Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2010 edition||Best Lawyers||2009|
|South Florida's Best Lawyers 2009 Edition||Incisive Media||2009|
|Top Lawyer||South Florida Legal Guide||2009|
|South Florida's Best Lawyers 2010 Edition||Best Lawyers in America||2009|
|Who's Who Legal - Florida 2008||Law Business Research, Ltd.||2008|
|South Florida Super Lawyers 2007||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Founder||Stewart H. Lapayowker, P.A.||2008 - Present|
|Partner||Goldstein Lapayowker LLP||2006 - 2008|
|Shareholder||Akerman Senterfitt||1996 - 2006|
|Associate||Gunster Yoakley & Stewart||1995 - 1996|
|Associate||Cohen Shapio Polisher Shiekman and Cohen||1989 - 2005|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Business Aviation Association||Recording Secretary - Tax Committee||2009 - Present|
|Aviation Law Committee of Florida Bar||Member||2009 - Present|
|South Florida Business Aviation Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|National Business Aviation Association||Chair, Aircraft Transactions Working Group||2007 - 2009|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Languages/Linguistics||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)||Business||BS - Bachelor of Science (Economics)||1986|
|Aircraft Registration Conference||Offers to Purchase in Transition||2011|
|NBAA Tax and Regulatory Conference||Importing and Exporting Aircraft||2010|
|Annual Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference||International Transactions||2010|
|NBAA Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference||International Issues in Business Aircraft Transactions||2009|
|16th Annual Aircraft Registry Forum||Legal Issues Relating to Aircraft Leases and Loans||2009|
|14th Annual Aircraft Transactions||Aviation||2009|