Leading Adviser 2019

Acquisition International - Leading Adviser 2019 59 Nov19120 20 Acquisition International - Issue 1 2020 Nov19120 Founded in 1934 and headquartered in Chicago, Hinshaw & Culberston LLP is a national law firm with more than 400 lawyers. Steeped in strong traditions and overflowing with exceptional legal skills, the firm’s reputation spans the insurance industry, professional services sector, and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. The firm has offices in eleven states, as well as London. One of those offices is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which is home to the Leading Aviation Litigation Attorney of the Year, Russell Klingaman. Discover more about Russ’ remarkable success as a leading authority on aviation law as we profile his career. s a licensed pilot and aircraft owner, Russ has combined his love for aviation with his outstanding legal ability to serve all manner of clients within the industry. Helping clients throughout the aviation industry navigate their legal problems, Russ’ comprehensive understanding and practical approach to addressing each unique legal situation has seen him reach new heights of success. For almost 30 years, he has been a leader in aviation law-related issues. Russ has litigated, presented on, and written about a plethora of legal issues including pilot errors, design defects, equipment failures, airport safety, insurance coverage, and transactional disputes—to name just a few. Drawing on his extensive experience in the aviation industry and its legal workings, Russ also helps clients deal with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), including issues related to enforcement and compliance. Often protecting pilots and other staff members in accident investigations and proceedings to suspend or revoke licenses, Russ leverages his knowledge of the industry to help those affected navigate it with ease. Technology continues to develop at a rapid pace, and aviation is one industry looking to capitalize on that swift advancement. In recent years, Russ has maintained his focus on the evolving legal landscape concerning unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones. As increasing amounts of legislation take effect, Russ remains keenly aware of privacy, data security, and property rights problems that these UAS can create. By staying up-to-date with the latest developments in the aviation industry, Russ arms himself with the knowledge necessary to help his clients achieve the best possible outcome. With his many years of service to the aviation industry, Russ was elected to serve as the president of the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association (LPBA) from 2014 to 2015. Dedicated to aviation-related safety, the association fills a special niche, bringing together a diverse mix of lawyers, pilots, and many others with aviation-related jobs. Russ has also been a member of the LPBA’s board of directors since 2009. Not content to simply deliver excellent legal results inside the courtroom, Russ is also helping to train the next generation of lawyers with his knowledge in aviation law. Since 2007, he has been an adjunct professor of aviation law at Marquette University Law School in Wisconsin, imparting his knowledge upon the latest generation of budding lawyers hoping to make a difference. As part of his role as adjunct professor, Russ has been able to further his own knowledge of current legal issues, whilst ensuring that new lawyers can tap into his extensive insights on practicing law, especially within the aviation industry. When Russ isn’t providing impeccable legal services for the aviation industry or investing in the next generation, he is bolstering his A skills as a trial lawyer and legal advisor, representing a wide range of individuals and companies. In addition to working with pilots and airlines, Russ works with mechanics, flight schools, charter operators, manufacturers, airports, and insurers. He has also worked with clients in finance, software development, and insurance companies, including architects, doctors, bankers, inventors, and many more. With significant experience in business litigation, insurance law, IP, and product liability, Russ strives to help clients resolve any issues they face. Throughout his almost-three-decade tenure at Hinshaw, he has helped individuals and businesses alike protect trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks by both enforcing and defending against all manner of claims. Drawing on decades of experience, Russ consistently delivers outstanding, tailored, and cost-effective legal solutions without compromising on quality. Focused on growing businesses into sustainable institutions, Russ and his Hinshaw colleagues aim to provide both creative and practical solutions to achieve the best results. Whether working with Russ or another lawyer at the firm, Hinshaw’s clients benefit from strong partnerships and deep mutual understandings of their objectives. Embodying the very best of Hinshaw, Russ delivers outstanding legal solutions that focus on contributing to the long-term success of each client. Company: Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Contact: Russell Klingaman Website: www.hinshawlaw.com Aviation Lawyer Flies High Leading Aviation Litigation Attorney of the Year, Wisconsin

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