David is an experienced corporate, transactional and commercial law attorney. As chair of the firm’s Aviation Practice Group, he devotes a significant portion of his practice to representing entities in both commercial airline and business aviation law and other industry-related business and legal matters. He has served as special counsel for domestic and international commercial airlines in connection with numerous aircraft acquisition, disposition and financing transactions, airport-related issues and transactions, sales and property taxation issues, and subsidiary dispositions and acquisitions, giving him a unique industry perspective. David has also served in a similar role to major maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities and an aircraft completion center. He has represented U.S. and foreign business aviation clients (high net-worth individuals, flight departments, charter operators, fixed base operators and major maintenance facilities) in connection with large business aircraft acquisitions, financings, leasing, management, charter leasing and maintenance, repair, modifications and completions.
In addition to aviation, a significant part of David’s practice includes mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, business planning and strategies, real estate, financings and international transactions for local, national and international clients, including those in the hospitality industry. He regularly serves as outside general counsel to local and national companies, which has positioned him to successfully manage unique and complex projects requiring multiple disciplines and distinctive solutions. David also routinely represents southwest Missouri area entrepreneurs and start-ups in developing, organizing and financing their entities and concepts.