David Shannon


David Shannon is the Chair of the Business Aviation Practice and a Partner in the New York and Fort Lauderdale offices.

Mr. Shannon’s Business Aviation expertise involves structuring the purchase and sale of large long-range business jets and helicopters for Fortune 500 companies, large international corporations, ultra-high net-worth clients, and family offices. He is an industry recognized resource regarding the federal tax requirements for obtaining the Bonus Depreciation deduction. Additionally, Mr. Shannon has negotiated complex finance documents with leading global banks and also successfully represented clients regarding multi-million-dollar sales tax liability matters.

As a member of the Corporate Practice, Mr. Shannon has a record of achievement in a wide variety of corporate transactions including: mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate restructurings, banking and finance, securities regulation, and federal, state and local taxation. 

Finally, Mr. Shannon serves as a technical resource analyzing corporate entities related to business planning strategies, reviewing estate and gift tax issues, and providing legal and accounting advice to ultra-high net-worth clients and their advisors.


  • Co-Author, "Bonus Depreciation Entering Annual Phasedown in 2023," National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), December 5, 2022
  • Co-Author, “California, New York, and Florida: An In-depth Sales and Use Tax Update,” World Aircraft Sales Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 10, October 2009
  • Author, “A General Aviation Security Update,” World Aircraft Sales Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 9, September 2009
  • Co-Author, “Selling an Aircraft Position,” World Aircraft Sales Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 6, June 2009
  • Author, “Put a Little Love in Your Heart: Maximizing Your Aircraft Charitable Deductions,” World Aircraft Sales Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 1, January 2008
  • Quoted in Fortune Magazine, The Fortune 500, Vol. 157, No. 9, May 5, 2008 (Taking Philanthropy Under Their Wings)

Community Activities

  • Florida Citrus Sports- Scouting Committee
  • Lott IMPACT Trophy Voter – Honoring College Football’s Defensive Best in Character and Performance
  • Eagle Scout

Professional Presentations

  • 2022 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference – “Maximizing Tax Depreciation While Avoiding Pitfalls”
  • 2021 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference – “Non-Business Use: Planning for Tax and Regulatory Compliance"
  • 2019 Lawline Continuing Legal Education Seminar – “How to Purchase a Business Jet and Maximize Bonus Depreciation”
  • 2019 Gulfstream/J.P. Morgan New York Bonus Depreciation Lunch-and-Learn Event
  • 2019 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Business Aviation Taxes Seminar – “Maximizing Bonus Depreciation”
  • 2016 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Avinode / Aeropodium Part 135 Symposium, Miami, FL. June 20, 2012
  • Discussion of IRS Office of Chief Counsel Advice issued March 9, 2012


  • State Bar Admissions
    • District of Columbia
    • Florida
    • New York



District of Columbia

New York


  • National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) – NBAA Tax Committee
  • International Aircraft Dealers Association
  • Westchester Aviation Association
  • South Florida Business Aviation Association

Awards & Honors

  • Gulfstream Key Player
  • Jet Aviation Customer Advisory Board
  • Florida Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016-2019


Georgetown University Law Center

Master of Laws in Taxation, 2009

University of Miami School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2004

University of Michigan

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 2001

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