Robert L. Lakind
Robert L. Lakind is a member of Szaferman Lakind’s Business and Litigation groups. Prior to joining the firm, Rob practiced at two international law firms in New York City and Philadelphia.
Rob is a former airline pilot who flew international and domestic flights and now as an attorney practices aviation law. 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, insurance companies, airports, other companies involved in aviation, buyers and sellers of aircraft, and high net worth individuals. Further, Rob has lectured at industry attended events and also provided instruction and training to other attorneys. Rob’s aviation work includes representing clients in their dealings with the FAA and NTSB. Further, Rob has represented clients in litigation. Additionally, Rob has also worked with clients on corporate transactions, including the buying and selling of aviation businesses and the buying, selling, financing and leasing of aircraft. Rob, who has a Masters of Law in Taxation from New York University School of Law, has also advised clients on taxation issues related to aircraft.
Rob also works in the area of commercial real estate. Rob has worked with banks, developers, commercial property owners and individuals on a variety of real estate matters, including the acquisition and sale of properties, financing transactions and regulatory issues. Rob has also worked with clients on a variety of other corporate matters, including compliance with the tax code and dealing with employee benefit matters. Rob has been quoted in Ignites, a service of the Financial Times, as well as a BNA publication.
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.
LL.M. – New York University School of Law
J.D. – American University, Washington College of Law
Honors: Cum Laude
B.A. – The George Washington University
Helicopter Association International, Member – Safety Committee
Mercer County Bar Association
National Business Aviation Association
New Jersey State Bar Association – Member – Aviation Law Committee
CARES Act Provides $10 Billion in Funding for Airports – April 2020
“After the Violation of an FAR” – Rotor magazine, Fall 2018
“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
“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