John Van Geffen
John has extensive experience helping entrepreneurs start new businesses, everything from assisting in entity formations to designing ownership structures, capital investments, setting up operating accounts and putting in place equity incentive plans to attract and retain the best available personnel for positions of high responsibility.
John is a highly active member of the aviation community. He is on the Board of Directors for the Oakland Aviation Museum. He is the Western-Pacific Regional Vice President of the International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association (previously the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association). Additionally, he is a panel attorney with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s legal services plan and an active member of both the International Society of Air Safety Investigators and the Northern California Business Aviation Association.
John addresses all issues relating to aviation law, including liabilities and obligations arising out of the manufacture, ownership, maintenance and use of aircraft; accident litigation; coverage afforded by insurance policies; and legal issues arising from the growing commercialization of space.
Specialties: Litigation, Commercial Transactions, Purchasing, Leasing, Trusts, Business Entity Formation, Aviation Law, Insurance Coverage, Trademark, Liens, Contract Negotiation, Operating Agreements, Regulatory Compliance, Equity Incentive Plans, Stock Options.