NAFA may have celebrated 50 years in 2021, but a postponed conference makes this is only our 49th Annual Conference.
We are happy to host our event online this year, and are thrilled to cover important topics regarding the economy, the state of the aviation industry, the future of aviation, and closing with a Q&A Session (time permitting).
Click here to watch this virtual event discussing topics relevant not just to your business, but to the aviation community as a whole.
Click here to learn more about our conference panelists.
Recent industry events have shown us how important it is to know your client and other parties to the transaction, and to partner with a strong closing team. NAFA stands behind the industry, and sees this as an opportunity to discuss risks at closing to foster an environment to help prevent illicit activity.
In this webinar, panelists will discuss best practices for ensuring an escrow runs smoothly, ways to detect and prevent fraud in closing aircraft transactions, and how to comply with Know Your Customer (KYC) rules and regulations, not just at closing, but long after closing has occurred.
Attendees will also hear true stories of attempted fraud, the telltale signs that alerted the parties involved, and what they did to prevent it.
Learn more about these pressing issues currently impacting our industry.
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Meet our Moderator:
Lisa Poplawski, Attorney with Lane Powell - Lisa is a business attorney who advises clients on a wide variety of aviation transactions as well as corporate mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate finance and governance matters. She provides guidance on corporate formation, capitalization and governance, and assists public, private and nonprofit businesses with all corporate needs. Her aviation practice comprises aircraft acquisition, disposition, operation leasing and financing, as well assistance to public and private corporate flight departments domestically and abroad.
Meet our Panelists:
Bruce Marshall, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, AIC Title Services. Bruce serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for AIC Title Services, LLC, helping ensure that AIC’s clients and leadership are protected as they move through unprecedented FAA and industry changes.
Jeff Snowden, Vice President, Aero-Space Reports, Inc.
Jack Gilchrist, Founding Director and Shareholder of Gilchrist Aviation Law, P.C. - Jack heads the firm’s practice as special counsel with respect to transactions involving aircraft, engines, propellers and spare parts. For almost 30 years Mr. Gilchrist has focused his career on aviation transactions, representing clients from all areas of the industry with regard to every current structure of aircraft and aircraft engine transaction.
Amanda Applegate, Partner at Aerlex Law Group - Amanda brings her outstanding legal expertise as well as impressive negotiating skills and business savvy to the service of the firm’s clients. She specializes in whole aircraft transactions and has successfully closed hundreds of sales and purchases for all types of business aircraft around the world. Additionally, she has a unique and comprehensive understanding of fractional ownership due to her previous experience in that industry.
In the absence of NAFA's 49th Annual Conference, the Board of Directors invited the membership to attend our annual business meeting online on May 29, 2020. Our Board Members discussed the following topics:
State of the Association – An overview of NAFA past, present and planned initiatives. How can a member association with a reputation for networking opportunities survive in a virtual world? What value does NAFA bring to the membership during the COVID-19 crisis?
James Blessing, President
Financial Report – What is the state of NAFA's finances? Is the Association healthy? Will NAFA suffer a loss in 2020? What can be expected going forward?
Tobias Kleitman, Treasurer
Election of Directors – Wait, what? Is the Association's Board active in the midst of a global pandemic? Yes, NAFAhas held elections as usual! New Members have joined the Board, replacing members whose terms have expired. Join us in welcoming our new Board of Directors and thanking outgoing Members that dedicated much time and energy to the Association.
David Warner, General Counsel