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David G. Mayer

Partner of Shackelford, Melton & McKinley

David G. Mayer is a partner in the global Aviation Practice Group at Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton in Dallas, Texas. His practice spans a wide range of private aircraft matters including federal regulatory compliance, federal and state tax planning, purchases, sales, leasing and financing, risk management and aircraft operations. He is adept at negotiating transactions and disputes with OEMs. Mayer often represents high wealth individual and corporate aircraft owners, flight departments, lessees, borrowers, operators, sellers, purchasers and managers. Mayer can be contacted at and +1 (214) 780-1306.

Posts by David G. Mayer

100% Depreciation and Aircraft Personal Use

Can a prospective aircraft owner benefit from claiming 100% “bonus depreciation” even though the owner expects to fly the aircraft for personal use? Yes, with limitations and careful structuring under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). However, in doing so, it... read more

Business Jets — 5 Hottest Issues

1. Residual — Collateral Value Risk During the recession, business aircraft owners experienced a “frightening downward spiral” of residual/collateral values according to a 2013 study titled: “Business Aircraft — Gaining Altitude From Recession to Recovery: Aircraft Transactions Build Momentum Despite... read more

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