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NARA Welcomes Front Range Aviation, LLC and GKG Law, P.C. to its Membership

For Immediate Release

May 3, 2012

NARA (National Aircraft Resale Association) 

Welcomes Front Range Aviation, LLC and GKG Law, P.C. to its Membership

The National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) announced that two companies recently joined the association’s membership, broker/dealer member Front Range Aviation, LLC and associate member GKG Law, P.C.

     “Along with representatives from NARA’s 68 member companies, I am pleased to welcome our two newest members, Front Range Aviation, LLC and GKG Law, P.C.” says NARA Chairman Paul Kirby, Managing Partner of Cerretani Aviation, LLC. “Both of these prestigious companies are committed to NARA's high ethical standards and each brings a unique perspective that will be a valuable addition to the collective knowledge of the Association. We look forward to working closely with their representatives, learning from them and sharing our knowledge with them over the years.”

     Front Range Aviation, LLC is an aircraft broker located in Castle Rock, Colo.  Principals Pat Searle and Jim Riner have been active in the worldwide turbine aircraft acquisition, sales and leasing business for more than 20 years. In addition to turbojet and turboprop sales, Front Range specializes in providing aircraft to special mission programs.

     “Pat and I have worked closely over the years with a number of friends who have benefited from their membership in the NARA network,” Riner says. “The NARA companies hold similar values as ours, and the flow of industry-relevant information shared between members greatly benefits our customers.  We felt that it was appropriate to join NARA to further broaden and strengthen our working network of proven aviation professionals so that Front Range Aviation customers may have even more advantages as we continue to grow.”  

     The Business Aviation group at GKG Law has marshaled extensive knowledge of federal aviation, tax, and regulatory issues to provide expert counsel to its clients relating to all aspects of business aircraft ownership and operations. GKG Law attorneys provide a powerful combination of experience and expertise, including graduate degrees in taxation, prior work experience at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Transportation (DOT), and many years of aviation experience both in government and in private practice. The company offers detailed knowledge of tax laws with a special emphasis on tax-free exchanges, state sales and use taxes, depreciation, deductibility of expenses, personal use of corporate aircraft and Federal excise taxes.

     “Based on my prior experience as a NARA associate member, I knew that the broker/dealer members and associate members of NARA represent the finest professionals in the turbine aircraft marketplace,” says Christopher B. Younger, Partner with GKG Law. “I sought NARA membership for GKG Law because I wanted the opportunity to work more closely with other NARA members. I also knew that it would give our clients and potential clients the confidence that, in representing them through every phase of turbine aircraft acquisition and ownership, GKG Law is pledged to the industry's most stringent ethical guidelines and highest professional standards.”

NARA is a professional trade association of businesses organized to promote the growth and public understanding of the aircraft resale industry. Its members abide by a 12-point Code of Ethics that provide standards of business conduct regarding aircraft transactions. For more information about NARA, its members and its code of ethics, visit the NARA website at www.nara-dealers.com or call Devri Pitts, Independent Association Director, at 866-284-4744.

P.O. Box 3860, Grapevine, TX 76099 ▪ Phone 866-284-4744 ▪ Fax 866-447-1777

www.nara-dealers.com/    nara@nara-dealers.com

Posted on: May 4, 2012