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Aviation and Banking Attorney Brian E. Kersey Joins Bodman PLC

By: Bodman PLC


Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that experienced aviation and banking attorney Brian E. Kersey has joined the firm as a member in the Grand Rapids office.

Kersey has an extensive background in commercial finance and aviation law matters, including many complex transactions involving personal and corporate aircraft. His aviation law practice encompasses a wide variety of areas, including purchases and sales, regulatory compliance, risk management, tax planning, Part 91 and Part 135 operations, and management and leasing arrangements for both aircraft and hangar space. He has extensive experience in international aviation purchases and sales. His aviation clients range from individuals buying or selling single engine aircraft to family offices and corporate flight departments buying or selling large cabin jet aircraft, with the aircraft being based throughout the United States.

His commercial finance practice includes extensive experience representing both lenders and borrowers in syndicated loan facilities, secured and unsecured term loans and revolving credit facilities, real estate and construction lending.

“We are excited to have an attorney of Brian Kersey’s stature in the Grand Rapids business community join the firm,” said Bodman Chair Carrie Leahy. “His commercial finance experience adds depth to our banking practice and his significant aviation law experience adds a new dimension to the services we offer.”

Before joining Bodman, Kersey practiced law with two highly respected Michigan-based business law firms and in the Grand Rapids office of an AmLaw 100 national law firm. He began his professional career as a commercial loan officer for a major regional bank.

Kersey is a former chair and the current treasurer of the State Bar of Michigan Aviation Law Section Council. He is a member of the National Business Aviation Association and The Economic Club of Grand Rapids. He serves as President of the Bills Lake Association and is a long-time volunteer fundraiser for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.

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