Richard Pearson joins Aerlex Law Group

Richard Pearson Aerlex

Richard Pearson

Aerlex Law Group in Los Angeles appoints Richard Pearson to  focus on aviation law.
Richard Pearson Aerlex

Richard Pearson.

Richard Pearson has joined Aerlex Law Group, a specialist aviation law firm based in Los Angeles as international counsel.

Pearson has been an aviation lawyer for almost 25 years acting for most owners and banks. He has worked in both the UK and France – where he founded the Paris office of Stephenson Harwood. As well as aviation he has also been involved in ship and superyacht finance.

Founded at Santa Monica Airport in 2005 by Stephen Hofer, Aerlex’s client list includes prominent actors, actresses, producers, directors and studio executives, muscians, professional athletes, as well as companies, airliners and charter companies.

“I am tremendously excited to join one of the world’s leading law firms in the aviation sector,” said Pearson. “Recent significant investments in the general aviation industry appear to confirm the signs of renewed confidence in the sector and I look forward to working with Aerlex’s existing clients, as well as continuing other long-established relationships in the industry.”

Hofer, president of Aerlex added: “Over the years, Aerlex has handled aircraft transactions involving clients on every continent except Antarctica. We’ve represented sellers and buyers from more than 30 countries. Given the worldwide nature of our practice and the growing reach of business aviation, it makes good sense to welcome a lawyer with years of experience and expertise in the international arena, particularly in Europe and the Middle East. We believe Richard Pearson will enable Aerlex to further broaden its global client base in both the private and commercial aircraft and ship practice areas and we welcome his arrival.”