Our Firm

SOBOTA P.L. is dedicated to understanding our clients’ legal issues and serving their long-term interests, not just the problem of the moment.  Aviation laws, regulations, and technologies are complex and constantly changing.  We help our clients navigate complex aviation requirements and strive to achieve the best possible results and exceed expectations.  We believe in representing our clients through quality counsel and skilled advocacy. We take a genuine interest in our clients' objectives and provide them with effective legal solutions, quality legal representation, and uncompromising personal service.

SOBOTA P.L. is an aviation law firm based in South Florida that has successfully represented clients in a wide range of aviation matters, the sale and purchase of flight schools, the operation of aviation businesses, compliance with regulations, all aspects of owning and operating aircraft, and resolving pilot licensing and medical certificate issues.  The firm has years of experience as a fixed-base operator outside counsel handling all related legal matters, hangar leases, fuel purchase agreements, contract negotiation, preparation, and review, maintenance and repair services, and lien enforcement through levy and sale.

An aviation education combined with more than 35 years of flying experience provides a unique basis for understanding complex aviation legal matters. Peter Sobota, the firm's managing partner and lead counsel, earned a degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Magna Cum Laude) with a minor in Aviation and Aerospace Safety. He holds a commercial pilot certificate with instrument, multiengine, and high performance ratings, and is a licensed Part 107 small unmanned aircraft systems (drone) pilot.  He is a standing member of The Florida Bar Aviation Law Committee, was named a 2012–2017 Rising Star by Super Lawyers, and is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which recognizes the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards. 

Lead Counsel

Peter Sobota is a Board Certified Aviation Attorney who began his law practice in a prominent Fort Lauderdale law firm before founding the law firm SOBOTA P.L. and launching Aviation Law Florida. SOBOTA P.L.'s South Florida office is located in Davie and features convenient access from all Fort Lauderdale and Miami airports. The firm also has satellite meeting and conference room facilities in downtown Fort Lauderdale and Miami Lakes. Mr. Sobota is a pilot and a Board-Certified Specialist in Aviation Law who specializes in aviation transactions, regulatory compliance, and litigation. He has represented major institutions in a wide-range of matters and has a wealth of transactional and litigation experience.

 

An aviation education and more than 35 years of flying experience provide a unique basis for understanding aviation legal issues. Mr. Sobota earned a degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a minor in Aviation and Aerospace Safety, which provides the technical knowledge, expertise, and skill to understand complex aviation matters. He holds a commercial pilot certificate with multiengine, instrument, and high performance ratings, and is also a licensed Part 107 small unmanned aircraft systems (drone) pilot. He is a standing member of The Florida Bar Aviation Law Committee, was named a 2012–2017 Rising Star by Super Lawyers, and is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which recognizes the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards. 

Bar Admissions

  • State of Florida (all state courts)

  • District of Columbia

  • Supreme Court of the United States

 

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

 

Affiliations

  • Standing Member of the Florida Bar Aviation Law Committee

  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA)

  • Broward County Bar Association

  • Broward Attorneys’ Real Estate Council (BAREC)

  • Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund

  • Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce

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