Matthew Good’s strategic approach to his clients’ matters and his breadth of experience are what set him apart from his competition. Matthew focuses his practice on business transactions with a particular emphasis on the structuring, negotiating and documenting the purchase, sale, leasing, financing, and servicing of aviation assets. He advises sellers, buyers, investors, lessors, lessees, operators and lenders on a broad range of issues relating to assets operating in the United States and abroad. Matthew counsels his diverse client base through all stages of a transaction and beyond from due diligence and the negotiation of the commercial terms through the letter of intent, document preparation, closing, amendments and lease returns. His experience includes:

  • Sales, Purchases, Leases and Financing of Aircraft, Engines and Inventories including multiple aircraft and fleet acquisitions
  • Sale and purchase of business aircraft including the structuring of related dry leases, fractional ownership and jetcards, and Management and Support Agreements for Part 91, Part 135 and Part 91 subpart K operations
  • Restructuring, Repossession and Releasing of Aircraft and Engines
  • Sales, Use, VAT, Transfer Tax analysis and identification of applicable exemptions, required filings and alternatives
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement Actions
  • Insurance Claims, Investigations, Coverage Analysis and Negotiations
  • Hangar Leases and Ground Leases
  • Maintenance Repair and Overhaul General Terms Agreements and related matters

In addition to his focus on transactions in the aviation industry, Matthew is active in the mergers and acquisition space typically representing small to mid-sized companies in the sales of their business. Before joining the firm, Matthew gained extensive trial experience in state and federal courts while practicing for more than a decade in Northern California. Matthew continues to use that experience to represent clients in a variety of disputed matters.

By the Numbers
Successfully closed transactions involving more than 100 aircraft and engines ranging from Boeing 777’s to single-engine Cessna Caravans on 6 continents and more than 25 countries.

Honors & Leadership

Community & Professional

American Bar Association

Dallas County Bar Association

National Business Aviation Association




Santa Clara University (J.D., 2003)

Colorado College (B.A., 1999)


  • California (2003)
  • Texas (2016)
  • Northern District of California
  • Southern District of California
  • Eastern District of California
  • Central District of California
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