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  • John Van Geffen

  • John T. Van Geffen is a partner at the Avialex Law Group, LLP, The firm represents clients in a wide spectrum of legal areas including commercial and business transactions, litigation and regulatory compliance. His clients include startups, land developers, insurance carriers, airlines and charter companies, management companies, claims petitioners and high net-worth individuals.

    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 and is currently developing an International Aviation Moot Court for IATSBA to implement in 2020. Additionally, John 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.


    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.