Robert L. Lakind
Robert L. Lakind
Robert L. Lakind is a member of Szaferman Lakind’s General and Commercial Litigation Group and Business Group. Prior to joining the firm, Rob practiced at two international law firms in New York City and Philadelphia.
Rob is also a former airline pilot who flew international and domestic flights. Through his career, he has acquired extensive knowledge and experience regarding compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and issues that arise in aviation operations. Rob has represented 135 operators and pilots in their dealings with the FAA and NTSB. Additionally, Rob has also worked with clients on corporate transactions, including a transaction involving the merger of two of the nation’s largest airlines. Rob has represented clients in their purchase and lease of aircraft and in dealing with tax and insurance issues. With Rob’s aviation background, he can also assist both buyers and sellers in disputes that may arise between the parties over commercial aircraft, private aircraft, and other aviation products.
Rob has also worked with clients on a variety of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, preparation of filings for the Securities and Exchange Commission, compliance with the Internal Revenue Code and compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Rob has also worked with clients in both defending and prosecuting complex litigations. Rob has been quoted in Ignites, a service of the Financial Times, as well as a BNA publication related to retirement plans.
Rob is admitted to the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania Bars. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from American University, Washington College of Law, and a Masters of Law in Taxation from New York University School of Law. He received his B.A. in Economics from The George Washington University.
Areas of Practice:
New York University School of Law, New York, New York
American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
Honors: Cum Laude
The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
News & Events:
“Buying an Aircraft and the Aircraft Purchase Agreement” ~ Aviators Hotline magazine, August 2017
“Flying Under BasicMed In Lieu of a Third Class FAA Airman Medical Certificate” ~ Aviators Hotline magazine, July 2017
The Benefits of Leasing Your Aircraft to Another Company” ~ Aviators Hotline magazine, May 2017
The Time to Start Thinking About ADS-B is Now” ~ Aviators Hotline magazine, April 2017
“Retirement Plans’ Hidden Fees” ~ New Jersey Business magazine, March 2017
“An Accident Has Happened. What Are My Legal Obligations?” ~ Aviators Hotline magazine, March 2017
“Going Electric: The Legality and Benefits of Using Electronic Manuals” ~ Aviators Hotline magazine, February 2017
“I’m Being Investigated by the FAA. What’s Next?” ~ Aviators Hotline magazine, January 2017
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), Panel Attorney
Mercer County Bar Association (MCBA)