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Troy Rolf Attorney at Law

Troy A. Rolf

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Troy A. Rolf

Troy A. Rolf is an aviation and tax attorney concentrating in the areas of corporate aircraft transactions and operations. Mr. Rolf's experience and expertise includes negotiating and drafting aircraft purchase, lease, management, and charter agreements, providing aviation regulatory and tax planning services to aircraft owners, operators and managers, and structuring fractional aircraft ownership programs. 

Prior to law school, Mr. Rolf worked as an air traffic control specialist in military and FAA facilities for more than twelve years, and earned a commercial pilot certificate with single-engine, multi-engine, and instrument ratings. Upon earning his law degree, Mr. Rolf returned to the Federal government where he participated in the Department of Transportation's prestigious Honors Attorney program and served as an FAA attorney for approximately 18 months before moving to the private sector in 1998.

Mr. Rolf is admitted to practice law in the State of Minnesota and the District of Columbia, as well as the United States Tax Court and the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center (Master of Laws in Taxation, with distinction, 2001)
  • University of Minnesota Law School (Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1996)
  • University of North Dakota, Center for Aerospace Sciences (B.S. in Aeronautical Studies, summa cum laude, 1993)

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1996
  • District of Columbia, 1999

Court Admissions

  • United States Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center (Master of Laws in Taxation, with distinction, 2001)
  • University of Minnesota Law School (Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1996)
  • University of North Dakota, Center for Aerospace Sciences (B.S. in Aeronautical Studies, summa cum laude, 1993)
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota, 1996
  • District of Columbia, 1999
Court Admissions
  • United States Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Professional Background
  • Federal Aviation Administration, Office of the Chief Counsel - attorney in the airspace and air traffic branch of the regulations division (1997-1998)
  • U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the General Counsel - attorney in the General Counsel's D.O.T. Honors Attorney program for recent law school graduates (1996-1997)
  • Federal Aviation Administration, air traffic control specialist (1985-1993)
  • U.S. Army, air traffic control specialist (1980-1984)
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association (Member, Business Law Section, Commercial Financial Services Committee, Aircraft Financing Subcommittee, Forum on Air and Space Law, Aircraft Finance and Contracts Division)
  • National Business Aviation Association
  • Minnesota Business Aviation Association
  • Helicopter Association International (Member, Economics Committee)
Publications
  • Taxing the CEO's Jet: Federal Taxation of Corporate and Private Aircraft Ownership and Operations, 66 J. Air L. & Com. 1605 (2001)
  • The Coming of Age of Fractional Aircraft Ownership Programs, The Air & Space Lawyer, Spring 2001
  • International Aircraft Noise Certification, 65 J. Air L. & Com. 383 (2000)
  • Frequent contributor to World Aircraft Sales magazine and other aviation industry publications
Aviation Certificates
  • Commercial Pilot - Airplane with single and multi-engine land, and instrument ratings
  • Advanced Ground Instructor
  • Control Tower Operator
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