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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 – all inside and outside the U.S.  As Mr. Givray likes to say, "If it flies and it's not a bird, we can do the legal work."

Mr. Givray also serves as General Counsel of The NORDAM Group, Inc., headquartered in Tulsa, OK (2,500 stakeholders; facilities in the U.S., Mexico, Wales, and England; and locations in France, Dubai, and Singapore).

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

Judicial Clerkships

Judge Stephanie Seymour, U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

Sr. Judge Edmund Port, U.S. District Court for Northern NY

Professional Leadership – Oklahoma Bar Association

Chair, Financial Institutions and Commercial Law Section

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

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

Professional Recognition

Best Lawyers in America©, Aviation

Professional Memberships

Finance & Leasing Comm., Helicopter Ass’n International

Areas of Specialization

  • Acquisitions/divestitures/mergers of aviation businesses
  • Formation & deployment of aviation joint ventures
  • Aviation finance & leasing (helicopters & 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 & helicopter MRO + regulatory aspects
  • IP 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

Active Bar Memberships and Dates of Admission

  • New York State, 1979
  • State of Oklahoma, 1982
  • State of Colorado, 2005
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for 7th & 10th Circuits, 1980/1990

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).

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