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Stubbs Aviation Advisors launches to provide aircraft owners, flight departments tax consulting

Nel Stubbs, a foremost national expert on aviation taxes and corporate aviation business structures, is launching a new consulting and advisory business to assist aircraft owners and flight departments.

Stubbs Aviation Advisors, the new business backed by her four decades of experience, is a part of the George J. Priester Aviation family of companies.

This new joint venture will serve all aircraft owners and operators throughout the U.S., completely independent from sister companies Priester Aviation, Mayo Aviation, and Hill Private Aviation.

Stubbs, who served as vice president of Conklin & de Decker, a JSSI company said: “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.

“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.”

Stubbs has been a trailblazer within private aviation, becoming one of the most recognized experts in aviation tax planning and audits, cost and financial analysis, budgeting and aircraft ownership and operating structures.

Last year, she received the John P. “Jack” Doswell Award from the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in recognition of her lifelong achievements in the field.

She worked with the NBAA since 1987 before joining aviation research and consulting firm Conklin & de Decker in 1999, becoming an owner a year later, and remaining with the company through its acquisition by JSSI in 2018.

Stubbs has been an active force throughout the industry, currently serving on NBAA’s Tax Committee, NATA’s Air Charter Committee, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University College of Business, Intelligence & Security Advisory Board.

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

Stubbs was instrumental in developing the NBAA’s tax program and State Tax Report and helped form the NBAA Tax Committee. She is a frequently requested speaker and advisor throughout industry seminars and forums.