For more than twelve years, Bart has represented aircraft owners and operators providing turnkey transactional and tax legal services designed to maximize federal income tax savings, minimize state sales and use taxes and property tax and manage federal excise tax, while ensuring compliance with federal and state regulatory agencies. He assists aircraft owners and operators in identifying efficient corporate entity structures for aircraft acquisition and operation, compliant with FAA commercial and noncommercial regulations and federal and state tax law, while controlling liability exposure. He has drafted and negotiated hundreds of purchase and sale agreements, operating agreements, aircraft leases, hangar leases, marketing agreements, and charter and management agreements, in addition to documenting numerous commercial finance transactions. Bart has prosecuted state and federal tax audits on behalf of aircraft owners. Prior to his practice in aviation law, he served as general counsel to two affiliated national media enterprises.
After graduating both the University of Connecticut School of Law and the University of Connecticut Graduate School of Business, Bart joined a major regional law firm where he practiced in the areas of private equity finance and general corporate law including transactions, securities, technology, commercial finance, corporate governance, employment, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. He is admitted to the Bars of Connecticut and Florida.
Bart is a student pilot, a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the National Business Aviation Association, and an amateur sports car racer.
- Member of the Florida and Connecticut Bars.
- Member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).
- Member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).
- Amateur Sports Car Racer
- University of Connecticut, J.D.
- University of Connecticut, MBA
- Connecticut State University, B.A. in Economics and Business
Eric has helped hundreds of clients make sense of the complex state and federal tax and regulatory implications of owning and operating an aircraft, both for business and for personal use. He assists clients in the acquisition and sale of their aircraft by drafting and reviewing purchase agreements and advising on the state sales tax implications of each transaction. Eric also works with each client to develop an individualized structure for the ownership and operation of their aircraft, with the goal of maximizing federal tax benefits while remaining in compliance with the various state and federal regulatory restrictions. Eric is a pilot and aviation enthusiast with a passion for all things aircraft related. He received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina, his J.D. from the University of Florida and his Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of San Diego.