David Mayer, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP

Rebecca Hawkins
By Rebecca Hawkins July 24, 2017 10:45

LEADING LAWYER DIRECTORY – David Mayer, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP

+1 (214) 780-1306


David’s Advice – Top Tips

Clients should have confidence that their lawyer will put them first in all aspects of their engagement – to be on their side at every turn – whether in a transaction, dispute or other issue. Clients should retain a lawyer who clearly imparts a desire to build trust with integrity and sincerity. These core values form the basis for developing a quality, enduring and enjoyable relationship with clients.

David’s Background

I grew up in Ohio, in the mid-western U.S., and started my legal career in New York City where I practiced law for nine years. During that time frame, I practiced at mid-size law firms and then switched to a corporate law department of a Fortune 100 company. The company then relocated my young family to San Francisco.  After eight years, we moved to Dallas, Texas for new opportunity and to live near family.  I eventually returned to private practice in corporate, asset-based lending, leasing and aviation finance law in “big law” for about 16 years. Now, a long-term resident of Dallas, I practice law in the mid-size Shackelford Law firm with an internationally respected private aviation legal team. Here, I can offer broad and significant value to my clients covering their entire aircraft experience, whether in transactions, normal occurrences and even problem situations.

David’s Official Bio

David is a partner in the global Aviation Practice Group at the Shackelford Law Firm in Dallas, Texas. His practice encompasses worldwide private aircraft matters, including purchases, sales and financing, regulatory compliance, insurance, operations, tax planning, risk management, cross-border structuring and more. He has become adept at negotiating solutions to his client’s disputes with OEMs.

David usually represents various high wealth individuals and companies, including lessees, borrowers, operators, sellers, purchasers, lessors and managers. He also continues to use and build on decades of experience representing lessors and lenders (financiers). Consequently, he fully understands the current business and legal positions of financiers and conveys them to his client, as their “customer”, to set reasonable expectations and achieve mutually satisfactory results.

David’s blend of experience also differentiates him from other aviation lawyers. His broad legal capabilities, gained over more than 35 years as a corporate and law firm lawyer, combined with his deep aviation industry knowledge, provide tools for David to offer sensible, useful and insightful advice to clients throughout their aviation experience. As a result, David typically facilitates productive and amicable interaction among the parties. He also offers his client opportunities to use other experts at his disposal to enhance their informed decision-making process.

For a more detailed description of his background, click on David’s LinkedIn Profile or law firm Website Bio.  David can be contacted at dmayer@shackelfordlaw.net and +1 (214) 780-1306.

Rebecca Hawkins
By Rebecca Hawkins July 24, 2017 10:45

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