Private jet tax expert Nel Stubbs launches new consultancy

Stubbs Aviation Advisors will be part of the George J. Priester Aviation family of companies.

By Doug Gollan, February 6, 2024

Private aviation tax and business structure expert Nel Stubbs is launching a new advisory targeting aircraft owners and corporate flight departments.

Stubbs Aviation Advisors will be part of George J. Priester Aviation, the parent of Priester Aviation, Mayo Aviation, and Hill Private Aviation.

“Aircraft owners and operators have to navigate a maze of federal, state, and local tax regulations, with states changing their laws now more than ever,” said Stubbs.

She added, “We are continuing to serve this crucial need within the industry so that owners or prospective owners have someone in their corner to help execute effective and compliant tax plans.”

In addition to federal, state, and local tax advice, Stubbs Aviation Advisors offers aviation operating structure advice to satisfy the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, and IRS regulatory obligations.

It consults on short- and long-term aircraft and flight department operating costs and provides aircraft appraisals.

Private aviation tax expert

Stubbs worked as Senior Tax Manager for the National Business Aviation Association from 1987 to 1999.

While there, she established the group’s tax program, incorporated tax considerations into lobbying efforts, and monitored federal, state, and local tax activities impacting the industry.

From then until now, she was Vice President at Conklin & de Decker, where she was a Co-owner before its 2018 sale to JSSI, where she continued.

She currently serves on NBAA’s Tax Committee, NATA’s Air Charter Committee, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University College of Business, and Intelligence & Security Advisory Board.

Previous committees and boards include the NBAA Advisory Board, National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) Board, Helicopter Association International’s (HAI’s) Finance and Leasing Committee,

In 2023, Stubbs received the John P. “Jack” Doswell Award from the National Business Aviation Association.

The award honors high standards for lifelong individual achievement on behalf of and in support of business aviation’s aims, goals, and objectives.

Stubbs Aviation Advisors is a joint venture. According to the release, it will operate independently from sister companies and serve clients industrywide.

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