Gregory J. Reigel
Expertise and Experience
Greg has more than two decades of experience working with airlines, charter companies, fixed base operators, airports, repair stations, pilots, mechanics, and other aviation businesses in aircraft purchase and sale transactions, regulatory compliance including hazmat and drug and alcohol testing, contract negotiation, airport grant assurances, airport leasing, aircraft related agreements, wet leasing, dry leasing, FAA certificate and civil penalty actions and general aviation and business law matters.
He routinely represents and counsels both U.S. and international aviation industry clients on complex FAA, DOT, and TSA, regulatory compliance and enforcement issues. His clients include a diversity of lenders, buyers, sellers, lessors and lessees who he helps implement legal strategies and transaction structures with the goal of securing and optimizing their legal and financial interests. He also assists aviation clients in resolving arising from their aviation activities.
As an aviation law authority, Greg has extensive experience teaching the next generation of aviation and legal professionals. He has taught aviation law, aviation transactions, aviation security, and business law and trial advocacy courses. Greg is a noted presenter and has spoken at multiple conferences and to numerous groups over the years about aviation regulatory, security and legal issues. He also regularly writes on these same issues for a variety of aviation and legal publications.
Greg holds a commercial pilot certificate (single-engine land, single-sea and multi-engine land) with an instrument rating.
As an association leader, Greg is active in numerous professional and civic organizations. Greg is the President, Director and Co-Chair of Government Affairs Committee for the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA) and regularly represents MATA and its members before local, state and federal agencies and legislative bodies. He is the Editor in Chief, International Air Transportation and Safety Bar Association Reporter and is a panel attorney for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s Legal Services Plan. He is also a member of the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, Experimental Aircraft Association, National Business Aviation Association, Minnesota Business Aviation Association, and Love Field Pilots Association.
William Mitchell College of Law, cum laude
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Direct Dial: (214) 780-1482
Fax: (214) 780-1401