Jack Gilchrist is the founding director and shareholder of Gilchrist Aviation Law. He serves as special counsel representing clients involved in all areas of the aviation industry. Since 1989, Mr. Gilchrist has specifically focused his career on aviation transactions involving every current structure of aircraft including engines, propellers and spare parts.
Mr. Gilchrist has counseled clients around the world in aircraft transactions, including many of the major air carriers, aircraft and engine leasing companies, fractional ownership programs, air cargo companies, corporations, banks and other lending institutions. He also works closely with aircraft brokers, dealers and manufacturers.
As a member of several professional organizations, including the Oklahoma Bar Association (1989), Aircraft Finance subcommittee of the American Bar Association and the Legal Advisory Panel to the Aircraft Working Group under the Cape Town Convention, Mr. Gilchrist works with lawyers and aviation industry leaders to foster improvement, change, trends and advancement in U.S. and international aviation law.
Mr. Gilchrist holds a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He has served as pro bono legal counsel for the Oklahoma Counsel of Public Affairs and Oklahoma Christian School, where he also serves as a board member. In his spare time, Mr. Gilchrist enjoys woodworking, hunting and fishing.