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Alan Farkas Named Chair of EAA Legal Advisory Council

Alan Farkas
Alan Farkas

Paul Herbers
Paul Herbers

September 15, 2011 – Alan L. Farkas, of Chicago, Illinois, was named chairman of EAA’s Legal Advisory Council during AirVenture Oshkosh 2011. He replaces Harry Riggs, of Edgewood, Kentucky, who stepped down after serving as chairman since 2000; however, he will remain on the council. Jim Cooling was named Councilmember Emeritus. The Council also welcomed new member Paul V. Herbers, of Kansas City, Missouri.

Farkas is a partner at SmithAmundsen, Chicago, where he serves as co-chairman of the aerospace practice. He has been practicing law since 1993 and concentrates on aviation, real estate, complex torts, and commercial litigation. Farkas was named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list in 2009 and 2010 by Law & Politics magazine, and was also named as one of Illinois’ Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

“EAA is a tremendous organization, and I am honored to take on the chairmanship of the Legal Advisory Council.” Farkas expects to earn his sport pilot certificate this fall.

Herbers is a member and director of Cooling & Herbers, P.C., Kansas City. Since 1979 one of his main areas of focus has been aviation litigation.


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