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Trey Range

Associate

Trey Range concentrates his practice in aviation law and employment litigation, with an emphasis on corporate, regulatory and general transactional issues.

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Assisted domestic entities in aircraft purchases, sales and leases, and regulatory compliance.

2015

Drafted a complex master lease agreement and subordinate lease schedules to facilitate the leasing of several aircraft worth $28 million to an operator in Asia.

2016

Served as second chair at federal jury trial in employment discrimination lawsuit.

2018

Professional Biography


Mr. Range concentrates his practice in aviation law and employment litigation. He has assisted clients in a wide range of aviation deals in North America, Asia and Europe, and has experience coordinating with local counsel in a variety of jurisdictions to accomplish the clients' goals. Mr. Range has represented lenders in aviation finance transactions, as well as buyers, sellers, lessors and lessees in aircraft leases and purchases.

Mr. Range also maintains an active affirmative-action compliance practice in which he prepares affirmative action programs (AAPs) and defends audits by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

He has defended clients before the EEOC and in state and federal courts on all types of employment lawsuits, including allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliatory discharge and other matters. As a complement to his aviation and general transactional practice, Mr. Range also helps clients with commercial lending and contract disputes.

  • Assisted clients and coordinated with local counsel regarding aviation, secured asset and tax issues for operating and financing leases, purchase and sale agreements for fixed wing aircraft and helicopters in various international locations, including England, Spain, France, Italy, Indonesia, Brazil, Malaysia, Nigeria, India, East Timor, Taiwan, Chile, Peru and the Philippines.

  • Obtained defense verdict at trial of premises liability action.

  • Assisted domestic entities in aircraft purchases, sales and leases, and regulatory compliance.

  • Prepared numerous affirmative action plans for government contractors across the country.

  • Represented financial institutions in the origination and securitization of commercial loans involving a variety of pledged collateral types including airplanes, helicopters, and spare engines.

  • Defended clients in OFCCP audits related to affirmative action compliance.

  • Handled numerous EEOC Charges of Discrimination on behalf of employers under Title VII and other federal discrimination laws.

  • Drafted a complex master lease agreement and subordinate lease schedules to facilitate the leasing of several aircraft worth $28 million to an operator in Asia.

  • Served as second chair at federal jury trial in employment discrimination lawsuit.

  • Handled several multi-million dollar M&A transactions on behalf of the target entities.

  • Advised clients with respect to asset and stock acquisitions of several companies, including related due diligence and the preparation of asset and stock purchase agreements.
  • Advised a large furniture manufacturer with regard to agreements with suppliers, customers and other third-parties, and drafted supply agreements, sales representative agreements and exclusivity contracts.
  • Advised aircraft components manufacturer on a license agreement with a major OEM.
  • Drafted numerous pleadings and motions for clients in ADA, FMLA, and FLSA actions, contract disputes and real estate disputes, including successful motions for summary judgment.
  • Deposed numerous fact witnesses, expert witnesses and plaintiffs in a variety of litigation matters.

  • Named a Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" in Litigation - Labor and Employment (2021, 2022)
  • "A 40K Foot View of Aviation Law," Tennessee Bar Association CLE (January 2020)
  • "Urgent Issues for Modern Employers," Labor and Employment law seminar (March 2019)
  • "12th Annual Virginia Labor and Employment Law Seminar" (September 2017)
  • Co-presenter – "Strategic Thinking in Every Situation," Issues for Modern Employers - Labor and Employment Seminar (March 2015)
  • Panelist – "Exploring the Forgotten: A Modern Look at the Third Amendment," Tennessee Law Review Symposium (February 2015)

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2014
    • Student Materials Editor – Tennessee Law Review
    • Second Year Editor – Tennessee Law Review
    • Vice President – Student Bar Association
    • At-Large Representative – Student Bar Association
    • Member – Novak Loan Committee
    • Member – Law Men
  • University of Tennessee, B.S., 2011, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 2015

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