DALLAS – Greg Reigel, an aviation partner in the Dallas office of Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, has been elected president of the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association. “I am honored to be selected to lead the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association for the next year and look forward to continuing the legacy of past LPBA presidents whose leadership has contributed to and grown this unique and exemplary bar association,” said Mr. Reigel.

The LPBA is an international, non-profit bar association with membership comprised primarily of attorneys, pilots and former pilots who hold airman’s certificates with a shared interest in aviation law and safety.

For more than two decades, Mr. Reigel has represented and counseled U.S. and international aviation industry clients on complex regulatory compliance and enforcement issues. He works with airlines, charter companies, fixed base operators, airports, repair stations, pilots, mechanics, and other aviation businesses in aircraft purchase and sale transactions, 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.

In addition to his legal practice, he holds a commercial pilot certificate (single-engine land, single-sea and multi-engine land) with an instrument rating. Dedicated to helping prepare the next generation of aviation and legal professionals, Mr. Reigel has taught aviation law, aviation transactions, aviation security, and business law and trial advocacy courses. He also is a noted speaker, having presented at multiple conferences and to numerous groups throughout his career about aviation regulatory, security and legal issues. He also regularly writes on these same issues for a variety of aviation and legal publications.