Rex E. Reese, Jetviser


Rex E. Reese is a US lawyer with two decades worth of experience in advising highly-demanding clients in connection with corporate aviation matters


Rex E. Reese is a US lawyer with two decades worth of experience in advising highly-demanding clients in connection with corporate aviation matters.

Attorney at law
+1 703 842 8000
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Rex’s advice

“Start with a team of business aviation specialists who can provide a comprehensive and integrated service. This saves time and money and ensures precise planning and execution. Fortunately for our clients, we efficiently provide the whole team, from legal and tax to finance to technical.

“Eschew the temptation to do it yourself or try to get by with your corporate lawyer and accountant. You’re making one of the largest purchases you’ll ever make. The asset has hundreds of thousands of parts and moves at near the speed of sound (with you in it!). Engage experienced specialists and you’ll be safer and save money in the long run. And never, ever, sign a form without legal review.”


“In the early 90’s I was with the international project finance group of a national law firm. One day, a major European client told me they were buying a corporate jet and that I was advising them. As a tax lawyer by education (LL.M., Georgetown) with significant experience in large asset acquisition, development and financing, I had most of the skill set required to handle a corporate jet deal.

“After a crash course in relevant aviation regulations, the initial transaction went well. One year later I was living in Monaco organizing a financing and operating platform for 25 Falcon 900s. Twenty years and 1,000+ transactions later, specializing in business aviation has been professionally rewarding. It’s a dynamic field with a fabulous client base.”

Official biography

Rex Reese has for two decades advised highly demanding clients in connection with Corporate Aviation matters including:

  • Aircraft Acquisitions and Sales
  • Aircraft Financing and Leasing
  • Federal Aviation Regulation Planning and Compliance
  • Income, Excise and Sales & Use Tax Planning and Compliance
  • Asset Protection and Liability Limitation Planning
  • Entity Formation and Reorganization
  • Management and Charter Arrangement Negotiation and Documentation
  • Liability Assessment and Litigation

Rex has handled acquisitions and sales of all major aircraft makes including Gulfstream, Bombardier, Canadair, Dassault, Hawker Beechcraft, Cessna, Embraer, Learjet, Boeing, Airbus and others. Rex has organized fractional ownership programs, has negotiated and documented interchange, joint venture and time sharing arrangements, and has handled acquisitions of shares in fractional ownership programs and jet cards including NetJets, Flexjet, CitationShares, Marquis, Vector, among others.

Rex has negotiated and documented financing transactions with major US and international financial institutions.

Rex earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1985 and his LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown in 1989. Rex has been published in numerous business, finance, taxation and aviation periodicals. He has been a speaker at the National Business Aviation Association Annual Tax Conference, and he has hosted private seminars for high-net worth groups from Zurich to Monaco to Beverly Hills to Hong Kong. Rex is respected as one of Washington’s best tax lawyers.