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Forrest Owens spent his formative years in Indiana. Mr. Owens attended Vincennes University where he focused his studies on aviation technology and obtained Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) as well as private pilot licenses, graduating with an A.S. in 1998.  Mr. Owens subsequently attended Indiana University Kelley School of Business where he majored in Finance with a minor in Economics, completing a B.S. in 2001.  During the course of undergraduate study, Mr. Owens worked full-time for a leading aircraft turbine engine manufacturer based in Indianapolis as well as a regional airline and an internationally recognized aviation centered freight company.  Mr. Owens attended law school at Valparaiso University where he graduated with a J.D. in 2005. 

Before joining SG, Mr. Owens spent nine years focused on aviation related legal matters with boutique aviation firms. Mr. Owens has acted as counsel in the purchase and sale of hundreds of aircraft transactions ranging from experimental home-built aircraft to large cabin corporate aircraft. Mr. Owens has worked with every major manufacturer of turbine powered corporate aircraft. Mr. Owens has also been involved in the merger and acquisition of many aviation related businesses.

Mr. Owens practice concentrates on aircraft and aviation related transactions, cross-border transactions, airman defense before the FAA and Department of Transportation, airport real estate and land use, and civil litigation.  Mr. Owens joined SG in 2015 and leads the aviation practice group under the trade name Global Aviation Counsel, LLC


Practice areas


  1. Aviation: 100%



Hourly ($300-400/hour)

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Contact info

Saavedra Goodwin

312 S.E. 17th Street
Second Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200811/12/2015
FLMember in Good Standing200701/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recent Outstanding Alumni AwardVincennes University Alumni Association2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneyAviation Legal Group, P.A.2007 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarMember2007 - Present
Indiana State BarMember2006 - 2015
Broward County Bar - Young Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Indiana UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science2001