Since 2011, Chad Gilson has served as aviation legal counsel at Gilchrist Aviation Law. Mr. Gilson specializes in aircraft title, registration, finance and leasing law, and he is an expert in lender securitization, large fleet transactions and complex registration issues.
Mr. Gilson leads the Commercial Aviation practice group at Gilchrist Aviation Law overseeing transaction structure in the aviation industry. This includes commercial, business and personal aircraft and helicopter transactions ranging from small aircraft owners to international air carriers and global financial institutions. Mr. Gilson’s experience, his team’s support and expertise, and knowledgeable communication with the FAA Registry helps ensure each client’s individual needs are met.
Mr. Gilson is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association (2011), National Business Aviation Association, National Aircraft Finance Association, and the American Bar Association. In 2019 and 2020, he was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor that recognizes the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Gilson worked as an intern with the United States Air Force Materiel Command Law Office where he was responsible for the research and analysis of government contracts, copyrights and trademark law.
Mr. Gilson holds a J.D. degree and graduated cum laude from the University of Dayton Law School where he was a published member of the law review. He spends his spare time with his wife and daughter and renovating their historic home.