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Education

  • American University, B.S. (1979) cum laude, administration of justice
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (1982) with distinction, Order of the Coif, Articles Editor of the Emory Law Journal
  • Georgetown University (1996) certificate in executive international business

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
Eileen M. Gleimer, Partner Washington, D.C.
egleimer@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2840
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Eileen Gleimer is a partner at Crowell & Moring in Washington, D.C. and a member of the Aviation Group, where she focuses on aviation law with an emphasis in business aviation. Eileen represents and advises both publicly traded and privately owned businesses as well as individuals on regulatory, tax, and other legal issues affecting the purchase, sale, lease, financing, management, and operation of business aircraft and fractional interests.

From the time the negotiations begin for the acquisition of the aircraft to its operation and ultimately the disposition of the aircraft, Eileen helps clients navigate the complex and often counter-intuitive legal issues that arise. Among other things, Eileen advises clients on developing structures for the ownership and operation of the aircraft to address operational, citizenship, tax, and regulatory compliance issues. As a seasoned business aviation lawyer with over thirty years of experience, Eileen is able to assist clients in achieving business goals within the competing and often conflicting regulatory and tax requirements of numerous agencies. Eileen also advises clients in connection with the development of aircraft use policies, issues arising from personal use of business aircraft, disclosure and reporting requirements, risk management issues, emergency response plans, and the negotiation of agreements with management companies, maintenance organizations and other parties providing goods and services related to the aircraft.

Eileen was a member of the AWG Industry Consultative Group that monitored and actively participated in the FAA's review of Non-Citizen Trusts and the resulting Policy Clarification. She was also a member of FAA Aviation Rulemaking Committees that were tasked with reviewing regulations governing business aircraft and air carrier operations and drafting recommended regulations for fractional ownership programs.

Eileen is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Tax Committee and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Air Charter Committee, former chair of the NBAA Regulatory Issues Advisory Group, and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Journal of Air Law & Commerce.

Eileen is repeatedly recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in Equipment Finance Law, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in the Aviation-Finance and Aviation-Regulatory categories, and Women in Business Law in the Aviation category.

Eileen earned her J.D., with distinction, from Emory University School of Law in June 1982, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and served as articles editor of the Emory Law Journal. She received her B.S., cum laude, in administration of justice from The American University in May 1979, and she also earned a certificate in executive international business from Georgetown University in July 1996.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia



Highlights, News & Knowledge


Speeches & Presentations

  • "Flight Department Company aka 'Illegal Air Charter;'" "Understanding Management Agreements;" "DOT & IRS Position on Brokering of Charter Flights;" Conklin & de Decker and NATA Annual Commercial Operators Tax Seminar, Chantilly, VA (July 14-15, 2014).
  • "Aircraft Ownership Alternatives," Conklin & deDecker Aviation Information Aircraft Acquisition Planning Seminar, Scottsdale, AZ (2002-2014); Philadelphia, PA (2008).
  • "Don't Crash & Burn: Dealing with Aircraft Transactions," Crowell & Moring's 2014 National SALT Summit, Washington, D.C. (November 6, 2014). Speakers: Jeremy Abrams and Eileen M. Gleimer.
  • "Developing an Aircraft Use Policy," NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference, Orlando, FL (2014).
  • "Pilot Employment Concerns," NATA Air Charter Summit, Dulles, VA (2014).
  • "Operating and Managing Aircraft: Balancing FAA and IRS Considerations" NBAA Business Aircraft Finance, Registration & Legal Conference, St. Petersburg Beach, FL (2014).
  • "Managing and Operating Your Aircraft," NBAA Business Aircraft Finance, Registration & Legal Conference, Bonita Springs, FL (2013).
  • "Application of FET to Aircraft Management Services," NATA Air Charter Summit, Dulles, VA (2013).
  • "Case Studies in Aircraft Ownership and Cost Allocation," NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference, Las Vegas, NV (2013).
  • "The Ever-Expanding Impact of Federal Excise Tax on Business Aircraft Operations," NBAA Business Aircraft Transactions Conference, New York, NY (2012); NBAA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL (2012).
  • "FAA/DOT Regulatory and Operational Issues," NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference, Orlando, FL (2012).
  • "The Importance of Management Agreements and Their Relationship to the FARs," Conklin & De Decker/NATA Commercial Operators Tax Seminar, Scottsdale, AZ (2012).
  • "If Things Are Better Why Am I Still Nervous? Reducing Risk In A Closing – Best Practices," NBAA Aircraft Registration Conference, Delray, FL (2012).
  • "Know Your Customer: It's Not Just for Lenders Anymore, " NBAA Business Aircraft Transactions Conference, New York, NY (2011).
  • "Operational and Aircraft Management Issues in Transition," NBAA Aircraft Registration Conference, Naples, FL (2011).
  • "Management and Charter Agreements," Conklin & deDecker Aviation Information: Charter Operations and Management Tax Course (2004); Fort. Lauderdale, FL (2005, 2011); St. Louis, MO (2008); Durham, NC (2007); Dallas, TX (2006).
  • "New Challenges for Charter Operators," NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference, Atlanta, GA (2010).
  • "Liability of Charter Operators for FET on Flights Sold Through Brokers," NATA Air Charter Summit, Chantilly, VA (2010).
  • "The Shift to Leases: Negotiating the Lease Agreement," inSight 17th Annual Aircraft Registry Forum, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2010).
  • "Protecting the Asset: Insurance Planning for Difficult Situations," inSight 15th Annual Corporate Aircraft Transactions, New York, NY (2010).
  • "Implications of Charter Brokering," NATA Tax Seminar, Indianapolis, IN (2008, 2010).
  • "Creating Charter Management Agreements" and "How FARs Impact Charter Management Agreements," Conklin & deDecker Aviation Information Charter Operations and Management Tax Course, Indianapolis, IN (2010); San Antonio, TX (2009).
  • "The Criminalization of Aviation Accidents: Are We Heading Toward or Away From Safer Skies," Aviation Insurance Association, Vancouver, Canada (2010).
  • "Federal Aviation Regulations: Part 135, Management Agreements and A008," NBAA 18th Annual Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference, Orlando, Florida (2009).
  • "The Business Jet Market-Making Changes for the Future," Aviation Finance Summit, New York, NY (2009).
  • "Tough Issues Facing Aircraft Owners/Operators," inSight 14th Annual Corporate Aircraft Transactions, New York, NY (2009). Co-
  • "Overview of FAR 91/135," National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Taxes, Los Angeles, CA (2009).
  • "Use of the Aircraft: Structuring Ownership and Operations," inSight 16th Annual Aircraft Registry Forum, Naples, FL (2009).
  • "Top 10 Mistakes Operating Under Part 91," NBAA 17th Annual Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference, Orlando, FL (2008).
  • "Management and Charter Agreements," "Critical Insurance Issues in Charter Management" and "FAA, DOT and IRS Issue Spotting," 6th Annual Conklin & deDecker Aviation Information Charter Operations and Management Tax Course, St. Louis, MO (2008).
  • "Management/Charter Companies and Federal Aviation Regulations" and "Implications of Charter Brokering," NATA Tax Seminar for Air Charter Operators, Indianapolis, IN (2008).
  • "FAA/DOT Oversight and Enforcement," and "Insurance Issues," ALM/Strategic Research Institute 13th Annual Corporate Aircraft Transactions, New York, New York (June 2008). Co-
  • "Emerging Legal Issues Confronting the Charter Industry," National Air Transportation Association: Air Charter Summit, Chantilly, VA (2008).
  • "Federal Aviation Regulations: Part 135," NBAA Tax Seminar, New York, NY (2008).
  • "Management/Charter Companies and FARs," National Air Transportation Association: Tax Seminar (Las Vegas, NV (2004, 2005); Indianapolis, IN (2008).
  • "Aviation Insurance and the FARs," NBAA Tax Seminar, Fort. Lauderdale, FL (2008).
  • "Critical Insurance Issues in Charter Management, and FAA, DOT and IRS Issue Spotting," Conklin & deDecker Aviation Information Conferences: Charter Operations and Management Tax Course, St. Louis, MO (2008).
  • "FAA/DOT Oversight and Enforcement, and Insurance Issues," Strategic Research Institute: Corporate Jet Transactions and Fractional Ownership, New York, NY (2008).
  • "Foreign Civil Aircraft," NBAA Regulatory Seminar, Scottsdale, AZ (2007).
  • "Part 91 Aircraft Operations," NBAA Tax Conference, Atlanta, GA (2007).
  • "A008-Best Case, Worst Case, In Any Case, and Brokers-The Good, The Bad and The Ugly," Strategic Research Institute: Corporate Jet Transactions and Fractional Ownership, New York, NY (2007).
  • "Buying, Selling and Leasing Aircraft in the US," Strategic Research Institute: FAA Aircraft Registration, Lien & Security Interests, Miami, FL (2007).
  • "Cape Town and Fractional Interests," American Bar Association, Tampa, FL (2006).
  • "Part 135 and Ask the Experts," NBAA Conference, Orlando, FL (2006).
  • "What Does it Really Cost to Operate an Aircraft?," Strategic Research Institute: Corporate Jet Transactions and Fractional Ownership, New York, NY (2006).
  • "Regulatory Update," Strategic Research Institute: FAA Aircraft Registration, Lien & Security Interests, Miami, FL (2006).
  • "Business Jet Financing," American Bar Association, Chicago, IL (2005).
  • "What Does Subpart K Mean For You?," NBAA Tax Seminar, Miami, FL (2005).
  • "A Detailed Examination of Regulatory Issues," NBAA Conference, Orlando, FL (2005).
  • "Maximizing Aircraft Value, and Choices, Choices-Options in the Market," Strategic Research Institute: Corporate Jet Transactions and Fractional Ownership, New York, NY (2005).
  • "Fractional Industry-Changing Dynamics & Fleet Makeup," National Aircraft Finance Association Annual Meeting, Napa, CA (2004).
  • "The New World of Subpart K," NBAA Tax Seminar, Van Nuys, CA (2004).
  • "Anatomy of a Business Aircraft Transaction, The Changing Landscape and Legal Developments in Business Aviation, and Fractional Ownership in a Regulated Environment," Strategic Research Institute: Corporate Jet Transactions and Fractional Ownership, New York, NY (2004).
  • "Behind the Scenes of a Closing," Strategic Research Institute: FAA Aircraft Registration, Lien & Security Interests, Miami, FL (2003 and 2004).
  • "Corporate Jet Finance: Fractional Shares," AirFinance Legal Conference, Washington, DC (2003).
  • "Federal Aviation Regulations: Part 91 and Part 135," NBAA Tax Seminar, White Plains, NY (2003).
  • "Fractional Ownership: Is Subpart K Right For You?" NBAA Tax Conference, Orlando, FL (2003).
  • "Federal Aviation Regulations and Operating/Leasing Structures," Conklin & deDecker Aviation Information Conferences: Financial, Accounting, Cost, Tax Seminar, Atlanta, GA (2003); Baltimore, MD (2002).
  • "Current Regulatory Issues: An Overview, and As the World Turns: Business Aviation in Changing Times," Strategic Research Institute: Corporate Jet Transactions and Fractional Ownership, New York, NY (2003).
  • "The Impact of 9/11 on Business Aviation: The Industry's Response, and Fractional Ownership: Regulatory Issues and the Status of Subpart K," Strategic Research Institute: Corporate Jet Transactions and Fractional Ownership, New York, NY (2002).
  • "Aircraft Finance One Year After 9/11: The State of the Market-The Government’s Response," Strategic Research Institute: Financing, Negotiating & Documenting Aircraft Finance Transactions, San Francisco, CA (2002).
  • "Fractional Ownership: An Update on Subpart K," Strategic Research Institute: FAA Aircraft Registration, Lien & Security Interests, New Orleans, LA (2002).
  • "Ownership and Leasing Structures," Conklin & deDecker Aviation Information Conferences: Financial, Accounting, Cost, Tax Seminar, Albuquerque, NM (2001); Scottsdale, AZ (2000).
  • "Federal Aviation Regulations," Conklin & deDecker Aviation Information: Financial, Accounting, Cost, Tax Seminar, Albuquerque, NM (2001); Chantilly, VA (2000); Houston, TX (2000).
  • "Structuring and Financing Fractional Ownership of Aircraft, and Regulatory Issues in the Fractional Ownership Market," Strategic Research Institute: Corporate Jet Transactions and Fractional Ownership, New York, NY (2001).
  • "Current Legal Issues," and "Airline Mergers and Acquisitions," Strategic Research Institute: Financing, Negotiating & Documenting Aircraft Finance Transactions, San Francisco, CA (2001).
  • "Foreign Aircraft Registration and Leasing Options: The Implications of Foreign Registration," Strategic Research Institute: FAA Aircraft Registration, Lien & Security Interests, Tempe, AZ (2001).
  • "An Introduction to Business Aviation and Taxes: Aircraft Operations and the Federal Aviation Regulations-Part 91," NBAA Conference, Las Vegas, NV (2000); Orlando, FL (1999); Law Vegas, NV (1998).
  • "Registration and Foreign Ownership Issues," NBAA Tax Conference, New Orleans, LA (2000).
  • "Overview of Regulatory Issues Relating to Corporate Aircraft," and "The Impact of Subpart K on Fractional Ownership," Strategic Research Institute: Corporate Jet Transactions and Fractional Ownership, New York, NY (2000).
  • "Status of FAA's Review of Fractional Ownership," Strategic Research Institute: FAA Aircraft Registration, Lien & Security Interests, New York, NY (2000).
  • "Part 135 and Management Companies," NBAA Tax Seminar, Minneapolis, MN (1999).
  • "Ownership and Leasing Structures," NBAA Conference, Atlanta, GA (1999).
  • "Structuring and Financing Fractional Ownership of Aircraft, and Overview of Regulatory Issues Relating to Corporate Aircraft," Strategic Research Institute: Corporate Jet Transactions and Fractional Ownership, New York, NY (1999).
  • "Regulatory Update: Aircraft Noise Issues," Strategic Research Institute: Financing, Negotiating & Documenting Aircraft Finance Transactions, New York, NY (1999).
  • "FAA Regulations in Relation to Fractional Ownership of Aircraft, and Corporate Aircraft Issues," Strategic Research Institute: FAA Aircraft Registration, Lien & Security Interests, New York, NY (1999).
  • "Regulatory Issues Specific to the Fractional Ownership Market: Regulatory Review and Current Developments," Institute for International Research, Corporate Aviation Symposium, New York, NY (1998).
  • "Workshop on Corporate Jet Fractional Ownership: Regulatory Issues Relating to Fractional Ownership," ICBI Aircraft Finance & Commercial Aviation, The 12th Annual Geneva Forum, Geneva, Switzerland (1998).
  • "FAA Regulatory Structure of Fractional Ownership Programs, and Effectively Utilizing Management Companies," Strategic Research Institute: Corporate Jet Transactions and Fractional Ownership, Clearwater, FL (1998).
  • "Issues Relating to Fractional Ownership, and Overview of Regulatory Issues Relating to the Operation of Corporate Aircraft," Strategic Research Institute: Corporate Jet Transactions and Fractional Ownership, New York, NY (1998).
  • "Statutes and Regulations Related to the Registration and Operation of Aircraft," Strategic Research Institute: FAA Aircraft Registration, Lien & Security Interests, New York, NY (1998).
  • "The Operation of Corporate Aircraft - A Highly Regulated Convenience," SMU AirLaw Symposium, Dallas, TX (1997).
  • "Regulatory Issues Relating to Fractional Ownership, Regulatory Issues Relating to Corporate Aircraft Operations, and DOT Part 375 Foreign Civil Aircraft Issues," Strategic Research Institute: Corporate Jet Transactions and Fractional Ownership, New York, NY (1997).
  • "Advanced Corporate Aircraft Cost Sharing Programs," Strategic Research Institute: Corporate Jet Transactions and Fractional Ownership, New York, NY (1996).
  • "Aviation Regulatory Issues: Transition to an All Stage 3 Fleet - How Do the FAA Noise Rules Really Work?," AirFinance Legal Conference, Washington, DC (1995).
  • "Understanding the Current Position of the U.S. Government on the Use, Sale and Lease of Slots at High Density Airports," AirFinance Legal Conference, Washington, DC (1993).


Publications

  • "Federal Regulation of Business Aviation," Aviation Regulation in the United States, American Bar Association (July 2014). Co-Authors: Gerald F. Murphy, and Steven J. Seiden.
  • "The Use of Business Aircraft: It's All in the Details," Crowell & Moring Mining Law Monitor, Vol. 20, Issue 1 (Winter 2003).
  • "The Regulation of Fractional Ownership: Have the Wings of the Future Been Clipped?," 67 Journal of Air Law and Commerce 321 (2002).
  • "When Less Can Be More: Fractional Ownership of Aircraft–The Wings of the Future," 64 Journal of Air Law and Commerce 979 (1999).
  • "The Convenience and Confusion Associated with Corporate Aircraft Operations," Air & Space Lawyer (Spring 1998).
  • "Fractional Ownership Update," NBAA Digest (November/December 1997). Co-
  • "Corporate Aircraft Operations: The Twilight Zone of Operations," 62 Journal of Air Law and Commerce 987 (1997).


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