About Us

We eat, breathe and sleep everything aviation and travel related. Find out more about the firm and our team members.

About Us

We eat, breathe and sleep everything aviation and travel related. Find out more about the firm and our team members.

Our Firm Profile

Founded by Bill Clark in 1999, YYZlaw (formerly Clark & Company) is a corporate and regulatory law practice with an emphasis on the aviation and travel industries.

Our main clients include business aircraft owners and operators, aircraft lessors and lessees, scheduled and charter international airlines flying into Canada, domestic air carriers, and Canadian aerospace companies.

We actively participate in a variety of industry trade associations to stay ahead of and, in fact, advise in regard to the latest developments in the aviation and travel industries.

YYZlaw is often retained by many full-service corporate law firms on specific aviation transactional or regulatory matters. We also have relationships with other practitioners specializing in aircraft and travel litigation.

  • Negotiating the purchase of a DeHavilland Otter DHC-3T
  • Negotiating the purchase of a Gulfstream G-V
  • Advising creditors concerning a loan facility, securitized against a Canadian airline’s fleet of passenger aircraft and associated engines
  • Negotiating the sale of a Gulfstream G-IV SP
  • Advising a creditor in regard to the lease and securitization of several Canadian-registered helicopters to various Canadian operators
  • Advising a creditor in regard to the lease and securitization of two Canadian-registered Boeing aircraft to a Canadian airline
  • Negotiating the lease of a Bombardier Challenger 604
  • Negotiating a joint-use agreement concerning a Bombardier Challenger 601
  • Negotiating the purchase of a Cessna Citation X
  • Negotiating the purchase and finance of a Dassault Falcon 900EX
  • Negotiating the purchase of an Airbus H160 Helicopter
  • Negotiating the purchase and finance of a Sikorsky S76D Helicopter
  • Negotiating the purchase and progress payment finance of a Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft
  • Negotiating the purchase of a new Bombardier Challenger 350
  • Negotiating the purchase and finance of a new Bombardier Challenger 650
  • Negotiating the purchase of a Cessna 208B
  • Negotiating the purchase and finance of a Robinson R44 helicopter
  • Acting for a Canadian aircraft lessor in the lease of numerous turbine-powered aircraft to lessees located in South America and Southeast Asia
  • Assisting a creditor with discharges and filing of new international interests on the International Registry in respect of their loan facility, securitized against a Canadian airline’s fleet of passenger aircraft and associated engines
  • Assisting a creditor with the International Registry aspect of a partial release of security interest against a Canadian airline’s fleet of passenger aircraft and associated engines

Our Team

Bill Clark
Ehsan Monfared
Kellie-Ann Machete
Joanne Rodriguez
Full Bio
  • Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA):Director, 1999-2010
  • Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO): Legal Counsel, 1984-Present
  • National Business Aviation Association (NBAA): Regulatory Issues Advisory Group, Member, 2007 – Present
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Air & Space Law: Member of Governing Council, Canadian Liaison, 2008 – Present
  • National Business Aviation Association (NBAA): Tax & Risk Management Committee, Member, 2002-2007
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA): Legal Counsel (Canada), 1996-2012
  • Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC): Member, Legal Affairs Committee, 1973-Present
  • Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology: Aviation & Flight Technology Program, Chair, Industry Advisory Committee, 1982-2005
  • Canadian Owners & Pilots Association (COPA): Director, 1976-1983
  • Canadian Flight Magazine: Columnist , “The Law and You”, 1975-1989
  • Canadian Bar Association: Chair, Air Law Section, 1976/1977 and 1981/1982
  • American Bar Association: Sections on Business Law/Aircraft Financing, Forum on Air & Space Law,Aircraft Finance and Contracts Division
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
Bill Clark
Ehsan Monfared
Kellie-Ann Machete
Joanne Rodriguez
Full Bio
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA): Member and Panel Attorney (Canada), 2015-Present
  • Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC)
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA): Chair, Air & Space Law Section, 2018-2019
  • Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA): Member of the Board of  Directors, 2017-Present
  • National Business Aviation Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA)
  • Unmanned Systems Canada (USC)
Bill Clark
Ehsan Monfared
Kellie-Ann Machete
Joanne Rodriguez
Full Bio
Bill Clark
Ehsan Monfared
Kellie-Ann Machete
Joanne Rodriguez
Full Bio