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Who we Are

We are a group of experienced commercial attorneys, specializing in aviation, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, lending/leasing transactions, commercial real estate, general counsel services and commercial litigation. With offices in Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, we have a large-firm scope coupled with a small-firm customer service mentality.
We pride ourselves on our ability to provide a broad range of legal services to our clients around the world. Each client is unique to us and we value each relationship accordingly.

About The Firm

Since 1992 our attorneys have represented both individual and corporate clients in the United States and around the world. Applying rigorous energy, broad experience, and resourcefulness to every project we accept, our attorneys and bilingual support staff are dedicated to your success.

Areas of Expertise

  • Aviation
  • Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Equipment Leasing/Financing
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Equipment Rental
  • Lender Representation
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Labor and Employment
  • Regulatory Law
  • General Counsel and Legal Services
  • Commercial Litigation

We know our clients expect us to obtain positive results (transactions closed) in the near-term, while ensuring their interests are protected over the long-term. We view our relationships with each of our clients as vitally important in this regard and we devote the time and resources necessary to gain a thorough understanding of each client's unique goals. Understanding each client's objectives enables us to deliver high-quality legal services at the lowest possible cost to the client.

What We Do for Our Clients

We take a holistic approach to our clients’ businesses and transactions, focusing first on gaining a thorough understanding of their objectives. We find that when we fully understand a client’s motivations for considering a given transaction, we can often offer creative strategies that enhance the client’s profitability and ensure long-term sustainable success. Thus, our aim is not only to negotiate and prepare thorough and accurate transaction documents, but also to make certain our clients benefit as much as possible from the structure of the transaction itself.

Managing Attorneys

Our practice is only as great as our attorneys and we have worked to hire and retain the leading attorneys dedicated to the success of our clients.
We provide legal services to large and small companies, as well as individuals, throughout the United States and overseas. Having served as both in-house and outside legal counsels helps us understand not only the legal issues involved in a given transaction or dispute, but also the business and financial issues most of our clients view as paramount in any situation.
In short, we listen.

Bryan P. Winters, Esq.
Managing Counsel

  • Primary:  (305) 897-AERO (2376)
  • Mobile:   (305) 724-7917
  • Fax:        (305) 402-0347
  • E-mail:  b.winters@attorney.aero
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Mr. Winters has served as a Senior Executive and led the Legal Departments for two of the top Certificated Charter Airlines (Cargo and Passenger Service) in the United States. In addition to his legal contributions he has been actively involved with operational oversight and developing long/short term strategies in order to gain market share and optimize profits. Mr. Winters brings a breadth of practical and legal knowledge of the aviation community to his clients. His experiences have earned him the reputation of a hands-on attorney with a “can do” attitude. Mr. Winters has years of experience negotiating and documenting transactions of all types and sizes (please see Mr. Winters’ list of representative transactions); he also has a refined understanding of business strategies grounded in common sense.

Mr. Winters is a member of the Florida Bar Association, United States Virgin Islands Bar Association, Puerto Rico Federal Bar Association, Caribbean Bar Association and the London Royal Economic Society. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Florida, a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Miami and has participated in advanced degree programs at the University of the West Indies. Mr. Winters lectures throughout the world on aviation and commercial issues with a particular emphasis on the Caribbean and South/Central America.

James R. Waite, Esq.
Managing Counsel

  • Primary:  (214) 628-AERO (2376)
  • Mobile:   (303) 921-0478
  • Fax:        (888) 201-9299
  • E-mail:  j.waite@attorney.aero
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Mr. Waite is an attorney licensed in Texas and Colorado with over twenty (20) years of experience. Mr. Waite previously served as General Counsel for RentX Industries, Inc., a national chain of equipment rental stores, and as CEO and General Counsel of International Cargo Charters, Inc., a Dayton, Ohio based cargo airline support services company, while also serving as the Vice President, General Counsel of its airline parent, ICC-Canada, in Toronto, Canada. After successfully selling the airline in 2001, Mr. Waite became a partner in the Denver-based securities law firm, Krys, Boyle, P.C., and in 2007, partnered with Mr. Winters and founded, Winters & Waite, LLC. Mr. Waite is a veteran of the United States Air Force, and holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Mr. Waite is an accomplished author and highly sought after public speaker.

Jason Zielinski, Esq.
Of Counsel

Mr. Zielinski joined the firm in 2010 and assists with commercial litigation and commercial real estate matters. Mr. Zielinski is a member of the Florida Bar Association and the California Bar Association. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and holds a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of San Diego.


We have a broad range of experience in commercial transactions. Click on the following links to see representative lists of transactions for each of our managing attorneys.

Bryan P. Winters: Representative Transactions
James R. Waite: Representative Transactions

Contact Us

Primary Office in Florida

  • Address:  848 Brickell Avenue, Suite 309, Miami, Florida 33131
  • Telephone:  (305) 897-AERO (2376)
  • Fax:  (305) 402-0347

Satellite Office in the Caribbean

  • Telephone:  (305) 897-AERO (2376)

Primary Office in Colorado

  • Address:  1800 Glenarm Place, Suite 1300, Denver, Colorado 80202
  • Telephone:  (720) 432-AERO (2376)
  • Fax:  (888) 201-9299

Satellite Office in Texas

  • Address:  901 Indiana Avenue, Suite 250, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
  • Telephone:  (214) 628-AERO (2376)
  • Fax:  (888) 201-9299