Aviation and Aerospace

The aviation and aerospace industry continues to face many opportunities and challenges, from transactions, funding and market conditions to litigation, governmental regulation and staffing concerns.

With the aviation and aerospace industry’s deep roots along the Gulf and Phelps Dunbar’s strong presence along the Third Coast, our lawyers from Texas to Florida are perfectly situated to provide a full range of legal services for aviation and aerospace clients.

The states in which Phelps Dunbar attorneys are located are home to multiple space centers and aviation-related businesses and facilities, which helps us remain closely connected to the industry and our clients. We also remain involved with local economic development organizations and keep informed of the economic initiatives in those states – and nationwide – to measure how these programs and goals will impact our clients.  

Our attorneys have experience assisting with large commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting and negotiation, financings and securing funding for projects, product liability, litigation, class actions and regulatory issues. Our experience also includes general business disputes, public financing, corporate law, general administrative practice and general business advice, among others.   

Our litigators also have a strong resume of dispute resolution on behalf of our clients, and offer creative legal analysis and effective advocacy to address industry-related issues. Our labor and employment attorneys, meanwhile, offer a full range of services for aviation and aerospace clients looking to expand or move into the Gulf South.


  • Representation of AVIC International, the international buyer of Teledyne Continental Motors, Inc., in its $186MM purchase transaction
  • Representation of an aviation MRO with a global presence, providing service, support and maintenance solutions for customers in both the civil and governmental sectors
  • Representation of international aviation industry manufacturer/supplier in legal disputes with vendors
  • Assistance on numerous transactions for the purchase, sale or lease of aircraft, co-ownership and charter arrangements, and related transactional and tax matters
  • Representation of numerous corporate clients in contract analysis, litigation, and other business matters
  • Representation of numerous aviation and aerospace businesses expanding or opening operations on the Third Coast with tax incentives and economic development programs