Alan is the Managing Partner of CenterPoint Aviation Law in Seattle, a firm whose focus is helping clients buy and sell business aircraft while navigating the complex interplay of the Federal Aviation Regulations, federal and state tax laws, risk management and other legal issues. Before co-founding CenterPoint in 2008, Alan practiced exclusively in the area of transactional aviation law, developing his reputation as an accomplished negotiator, trusted advisor and industry leader. One of Alan’s talents is coordinating and acting as the point-person on the purchase and sale of private, fractional, and corporate aircraft, including advising clients on the corresponding tax, regulatory, financing, insurance and risk management, import/export, SEC, executive comp, charter and other relevant legal issues.
Alan serves on the NBAA Tax Committee where he works to educate, and advocate for, the aviation community on transactional aviation topics. Alan also serves on the board of directors as the Director of Legislative Affairs for the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association, and he is past-president and member of the Aviation Section of the King County Bar Association. Alan earned a BBA from Texas Christian University and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University.