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 Past Chair 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.jetcounsel.aero.
He enjoys tennis and spending time with his three children, Samantha, Jeremy and Liberty.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1995||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Humaitarian of the Year||Debbies Dream Foundation Curing Stomach Cancer||2016|
|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||Lapayowker Jet Counsel, P.A.||2008 - Present|
|Partner||Law Firm in Boca Raton||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|
|NBAA||Chair of Tax and Regulatory Committee||2013 - 2015|
|NBAA||Vice Chair||2011 - 2013|
|National Business Aviation Association||Chair, Aircraft Transactions Working Group||2007 - 2009|
|Business Aviation Advisor||Buying a Business Aircraft – Don’t Be Emotionally Compromised!||2014|
|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|