About Us

Aviation Legal Group enables you to stay focused on your business while we advocate for your legal interests.

With our main office at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) and an office in Washington D.C., Aviation Legal Group, P.A. is comprised of litigation and transactional attorneys who are passionate about aviation. Our attorneys are frequent speakers and presenters at aviation conferences. We focus solely on the legal needs of the aviation community: lenders, aircraft owners, fractional share owners, lessors, lessees and operators, and aviation maintenance and support facilities.

Our Attorneys

We are committed to providing our clients with high-caliber aviation legal representation on a cost-effective, timely basis.

Scott C. Burgess
Principal

Florida State University (B.S., 1987)
Stetson University College of Law (J.D., 1990)

Admitted to Bar (1991)
Multi-Engine Instrument Pilot (1998)

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Derek A. Bloom
Associate

Georgetown University Law Center (LLM Taxation, 1989)
Boston University School of Law (JD, 1984)

Brown University (BA, 1981)
Admitted to Bar (1984)

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Our Staff

Allison Sass
Paralegal
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Nereyda Barrera
Legal Assistant
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Cheramie Ann
Bookkeeper
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Presentations

    Scott C. Burgess
  • "Acquisitions, Registration and Operations of Business Aircraft" STEP Miami
  • "Purchase and Sale Agreements - Common Pitfalls" National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) Spring Meeting
  • "FAA Re-Registration - Policy and Impact" National Aircraft Resale Association Annual Meeting
  • "Hot Topics & Current Trends" National Aircraft Finance Association
  • "Leveraging Collective Knowledge and Experience - Regulatory and Tax Issues" National Aircraft Resale Association Annual Meeting
  • "Three year Re-Registration - Rules and Pitfalls" South Florida Business Aviation Association
  • "Aircraft Re-Reregistration and its Financial Impact on Owners and Operators" National Aircraft Resale Association meeting
  • "The Ins and Outs of Exporting and Importing Aircraft" National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Forum
  • "Mechanic's Lien Enforcement — Get Paid" South Florida Business Aviation Association
  • "Contract and Logistical Considerations for Export or Import of Aircraft" Standard Aero Round Table
  • "Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales — Straight Answers to Tough Questions" National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Forum
  • "Operation Specification (OpSpec) A008: Tax Aspects your clients need to know" National Aircraft Resale Association Annual Meeting
  • "Cape Town Convention — The New Reality" National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA)
  • "Cape Town Convention — Practices and Procedures" National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA)
  • "Case Study: Breach of Warranty Coverage" Organization of Flying Adjusters (OFA)
  • "International Ownership and Operational Issues" Bombardier Aerospace Business Aircraft International Sales Meeting

Articles

    Scott C. Burgess
  • "Transferring an International Registry Right to Discharge - A Trap for the Unwary" Click Here to Read
  • "Travel to Cuba Has Become Easier, but Restrictions Still Apply!" Click Here to Read