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Albert Givray

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Phone 303.892.7445
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For 35 years, Mr. Givray has devoted his legal work to aviation: the acquisition, divestiture, and merger of aviation businesses; the formation and deployment of aviation joint ventures; the leasing and financing of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft; the development, certification, manufacture, sale, maintenance, repair, and overhaul of aviation products; aviation bankruptcy strategies (offensive and defensive); and aviation litigation, in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Givray also serves as general counsel of The NORDAM Group, Inc., headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma (2,500 stakeholders; facilities in the U.S., Mexico, Wales, and England; and locations in France, Dubai, and Singapore).

Areas of Specialization

  • Acquisitions, divestitures, and mergers of aviation businesses
  • Formation and deployment of aviation joint ventures
  • Aviation finance and leasing (helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft
  • Programs to develop, certify, manufacture, sell, and support components, instruments, services, and technology-based solutions for fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters in civilian and military operations throughout the world
  • Fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter MRO + regulatory aspects
  • Intellectual property agreements between U.S. and foreign companies for ownership, licensing, use restrictions, royalties, and other ways to monetize patented and unpatented technologies, software, and technical information covering aviation products and services
  • Active working relationships with U.S. and foreign experts

Judicial Clerkships

The Honorable Stephanie Seymour, U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

The Honorable Edmund Port, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

Professional Leadership – Oklahoma Bar Association

Chair, Financial Institutions and Commercial Law Section

Chair, Legislative Committee, UCC Art. 5 Letters of Credit

Co-Chair, Legislative Committee, UCC Art. 9 Secured Transactions

Professional Recognition

Best Lawyers in America©, Aviation

Professional Memberships

Finance & Leasing Committee, Helicopter Ass’n International

Lecture Topics

(Full presentations available on request to al.givray@dgslaw.com)

  • Buying/selling/leasing/financing aircraft and rotorcraft
  • Buying/selling/JV’g aviation businesses & assets
  • Leasing/financing aircraft versus other equipment

Court Decisions

Led winning effort for bankruptcy trustee in Langenkamp v. Culp, 498 U.S. 42 (1990 per curiam) (reversing Tenth Circuit's grant of jury trial to preference defendants who had asserted claims against bankruptcy estate of financial institution).

Education

J.D., cum laude, Cornell Law School, 1978

M.B.A., Cornell University, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, 1978

B.S., Cornell University, School of Operations Research, 1974

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