Seth Schuknecht focuses his corporate practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and governance for both public and private companies, and SEC regulatory matters. Seth’s clients span a broad range of industries, including aerospace, technology, private equity and real estate.
He has represented both public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions valued between US$7 million and US$1 billion in size. Due to Seth’s prior career as a Navy pilot, he also focuses on the aerospace and defense industry.
Seth’s practice includes advising on the sale of airlines and individual aircraft and helping companies navigate the dynamic regulations applicable to the commercial use of unmanned aerial systems (i.e., drones).
His expertise was recognized in 2014, when Governor Jan Brewer appointed him as one of nine commissioners on the state’s Aerospace and Defense Commission. The Aerospace and Defense Commission is Arizona’s sole entity overseeing all aerospace and defense-related commercial partnerships.
Following law school, Seth clerked for the Honorable James A. Teilborg at the US District Court for the District of Arizona. Prior to law school, Seth served for almost a decade as an officer and Naval Aviator on active duty in the US Navy. Seth holds a civilian Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate with type ratings in five different aircraft.
Memberships and Affiliations:
- State Bar of Arizona
- Arizona State University, J.D., College of Law, cum laude, 2012
- U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., with merit, 1999
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