David C. Agee: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

David C. Agee

Partner
Springfield,  MO  U.S.A.
Phone417.268.4066

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Practice Areas

  • Technology
  • Manufacturing & Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Aviation
  • Commercial Contracting
  • Corporate
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans
  • Hospitality
  • International
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 417.268.4066
Fax: 417.268.4040
http://www.huschblackwell.com/david-agee/
 
University Southwest Missouri State University, B.S., Finance, cum laude, 1977
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Missouri - Columbia School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1980 Order of the Coif
 
Admitted1980, Missouri; 1980, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri; 1986, U.S. Supreme Court
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association, Air Finance Subcommittee; Forum on Air and Space Law

•International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT)

•The Missouri Bar

•National Business Aviation Association

•Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association

•World Services Group, Aviation Group, group leader, 2012-present

 
Biography

David is an experienced corporate, transactional and commercial law attorney within Husch Blackwell's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation group. He devotes a significant portion of his practice to representing clients in the commercial airline and business aviation industry. He has served as special counsel for domestic and international commercial airlines in connection with numerous aircraft acquisition, disposition and financing transactions, airport-related issues and transactions, sales and property taxation issues, and subsidiary dispositions and acquisitions, giving him a unique industry perspective. David also has served in a similar role to major maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities in both the commercial and business aviation sectors and has significant experience in the VIP aircraft completion sector. He has represented both U.S. and foreign business aviation clients (high net-worth individuals, flight departments, charter operators, fixed-base operators and major maintenance facilities) in connection with large business aircraft acquisitions, financings, leasing, management, charter leasing and maintenance, repair, modifications and completions. David's noteworthy aviation experience includes:

•Lead counsel for airline in connection with firm order of 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, plus options, and the restructuring of existing purchase and other agreements regarding Boeing 787, 737NG and 777 aircraft and associated engines.

•Lead counsel for commercial airline in connection with a cross-border sale-leaseback of multiple aircraft.

•Counsel for airline and business aviation clients in connection with numerous new and used aircraft acquisitions, sales, financing and leasing transactions.

In addition to aviation, a significant part of David's practice includes mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, business planning and strategies, real estate, financings, and international transactions for local, national and international clients, including those in the manufacturing, hospitality and technology industries. He regularly serves as outside general counsel to local and national companies, which has positioned him to manage unique and complex projects requiring multiple disciplines and distinctive solutions. David also routinely represents entrepreneurs and start-up companies in developing, organizing and financing their entities and concepts. Noteworthy experience in the general commercial area includes:

•Counsel in connection with merger and acquisition transactions involving privately and publicly held companies, manufacturing facilities, aviation, lodging and healthcare-related organization.

•Counsel for controlling shareholder in restructuring/going private transaction involving publicly held hotel and management company with enterprise value of approximately $900 million.

Awards and Recognitions

The Best Lawyers In America, Corporate Law, 2007-2015

•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Aviation, 2005, 2008-2013

Springfield Business Journal, Men of the Year, Inaugural Class, 2011, Trusted Advisers Legacy Adviser, 2014

Civic Involvement

American Red Cross, Greater Ozarks Chapter, chair, Rediness Capital Campaign, 2008

•City of Springfield, City Manager Search Committee, 2008

•City of Springfield, Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board, 2005-present; chair, 2006-present

•Greater Ozarks Professional Baseball Association, Board of Directors, 1989-1997

•Greater Ozarks Sertoma Club, 1999-2002

•Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri, vice president, 2006-2007; Board of Directors, 2005-2007; Program Center Board, 2007-2008

•Ozark Empire Fair, president, 2008; Board of Directors, 2002-present

•Partnership Industrial Center Administrative Council, 2002-2003

•Ronald McDonald House Charities, chair, 2008; Board of Directors, 2005-2011

•Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, chair, 2002; Board of Directors, 1998-2003; Past Chair's Advisory Council, chair, 2004; Local Issues Task Force, 2009-present; International Business Council, chair, 2010-present

•Springfield Business & Development Corporation, Board of Directors, 2002-2006

•Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Board of Directors, 2001

•Springfield Good Community Committee, 2001

•Springfield-Southeast Rotary Club, 1993-present

•Springfieldian Selection Committee, 2002-2004, 2006

•Springfield's Best Foundation, Board of Directors, 2001-2002

•Springfield's Best Locally Owned Companies, Board of Directors, 1997-2000

•Tim O'Brien Memorial Foundation Inc., Board of Directors, 1999-2000

Experience

Aviation

•Lead counsel for airline in connection with firm order of 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, plus options, and the restructuring of existing purchase and other agreements regarding Boeing 787, 737NG and 777 aircraft and associated engines.

•Co-counsel for commercial airline in connection with largest aircraft order in history (935 firm and option aircraft), including classic and new engine aircraft.

•Lead counsel for airline in connection with cross-border sale-leaseback of multiple aircraft with aggregate transaction value of approximately $200 million.

•Lead counsel for commercial airline in connection with engine selection campaigns for Boeing and Airbus aircraft.

•Counsel in connection with numerous new and used aircraft acquisition, sales, financing and leasing transactions for U.S. and foreign airlines and business aviation clients, including those based in Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

•Counsel for commercial airlines in multiple sale-leaseback transactions.

•Negotiated purchase agreements for one of the largest buyers of Embraer Phenom aircraft, valued in excess of $75 million.

•Represented commercial airline in connection with multiple used aircraft dispositions, including transactions involving buyers located in Australia, Nepal, Mongolia and Russia.

•Special counsel in providing lex situs opinions for foreign lenders in connection with United States deliveries of new and used aircraft.

•Served as outside general counsel for a major maintenance, repair and overhaul facility for large aircraft engines.

•Provided outside general counsel services for a major business aviation maintenance and overhaul facility, including negotiation of completion agreements for large VIP aircraft.

•Co-counsel in connection with merger of two commercial airlines.

•Counsel for major commercial airline in connection with disposition of various aviation subsidiaries.

•Lead counsel for airline in connection with firm order and financing transaction for 150 commercial aircraft, plus options for an additional 150 aircraft.

Other Corporate Transactions

•Counsel in connection with merger and acquisition transactions involving privately and publicly held companies, manufacturing facilities, aviation, lodging and healthcare-related organizations with consolidated enterprise values generally ranging from $10 million to $250 million.

•Counsel in connection with divestiture and reorganization of multiple automotive dealerships.

•Represented real estate development company in connection with divestiture, reorganization and refinancing of multiple residential and commercial developments.

•Counsel for controlling shareholder in restructuring/going private transaction involving publicly held hotel and management company with enterprise value of approximately $900 million.

•Counsel for agribusiness in converting to an employee stock ownership plan with an enterprise value in excess of $50 million.

Business Insights

Business Insights

5.06.14 Commercial Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems? Are they legal?
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation
Blog

5.05.14 FAA Faces Recent Challenges Over Restrictions on Operation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation
Blog

7.11.11 FAA Changes the BARR Program to Allow Access to Private Flight Data
Alert

8.20.10 DOT Revised the Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) for Last Six Months of 2010
Alert

8.05.10 Reimbursement of Costs for Personal Use Flight Operations - FAA Reverses Schwab Interpretation (Partly)
Alert

3.13.09 Stimulus Bill Provides Acquisition Tax Opportunities
Alert

2.26.09 New Development in Poison Pills
Alert

10.15.08 Developments in Advance Notice Bylaws
Alert

In The News

9.17.14 Springfield Business Journal: Husch Blackwell's David Agee Profiled as 2014 Trusted Advisors' Legacy Advisor
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation
News Coverage

8.25.14 Breaking Energy: Can Energy Companies Legally Use Drones? Husch Blackwell's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Team Provides Insight
Energy & Natural Resources
News Coverage

8.19.14 Husch Blackwell Boasts 106 Best Lawyers on 2015 List, Seven Lawyers of the Year
Energy & Natural Resources ; Financial Services ; Food & Agribusiness ; Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction ; Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation
News Release

8.04.14 Springfield Business Journal: Husch Blackwell's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice Group Profiled
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation
News Coverage

8.01.14 Kansas City Business Journal: Husch Blackwell Partner David Agee on Firm's New Drone Practice Group and Related FAA Industry Regulations
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation
News Coverage

7.14.14 Husch Blackwell Represents American Airlines in Engine Campaign for Airbus A320 NEO Aircraft
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation
News Coverage

6.24.14 Husch Blackwell Introduces Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation
News Release

10.16.13 In Missouri, 76 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
News Release

8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 Lawyers of the Year
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction ; Financial Services ; Energy & Natural Resources
News Release

10.15.12 A Combined 84 Husch Blackwell Attorneys are Named 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Missouri and Nebraska

 
Reported Cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association, Air Finance Subcommittee; Forum on Air and Space Law

•International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT)

•The Missouri Bar

•National Business Aviation Association

•Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association

•World Services Group, Aviation Group, group leader, 2012-present

 
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Transactions Energy & Natural Resources News Release

10.15.12 A Combined 84 Husch Blackwell Attorneys are Named 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Missouri and Nebraska
News Release

8.23.12 2013 Best Lawyers Includes 106 Husch Blackwell Attorneys in 56 Practice Areas and 7 States
News Release

8.13.12 Springfield Business Journal: David Agee and Husch Blackwell's Aviation Group Featured for Significant American Airlines Transaction
News Coverage

10.19.11 Super Lawyers 2011 Names 71 Husch Blackwell Attorneys from Missouri and Nebraska; an Additional 15 Listed as Rising Stars
News Release

9.06.11 More Than 100 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2012
News Release

7.26.11 Springfield Business Journal Names Husch Blackwell Partner to 2011 Men of the Year Class
News Release

7.20.11 The American Lawyer: Husch Blackwell's Aviation Team Played Pivotal Role in Record-Setting American Airlines Transaction
News Coverage

 

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Commercial Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems? Are They Legal?
David C. Agee, May 9, 2014
It seems that almost every day there is another news release concerning some aspect of the commercial utilization of and applications for drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), now more commonly referred to within the regulatory community as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

FAA Faces Recent Challenges Over Restrictions on Operation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
David C. Agee, May 9, 2014
In a Petition for Review filed on April 21, 2014, a non-profit volunteer search and rescue operation (Texas Equusearch) has challenged the authority of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to regulate operation of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also commonly referred to as unmanned...


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David C. Agee

901 St. Louis Street, Suite 1800
SpringfieldMO 65806




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