Chris Jacob joined Paramount Law Group, PLLC in October 2013. At Paramount, Chris counsels aircraft owners and operators on regulatory, finance, tax, insurance and other transactional concerns in connection with aircraft acquisition, disposition, and leasing, as well as pilots and mechanics with respect to FAA enforcement actions. Prior to joining Paramount, Chris worked at several distinguished Seattle-area law firms focusing on aviation transactions, complex commercial litigation, federal and state taxation, and intellectual property matters.
When not practicing law, Chris can be found flying De Havilland DHC2, DHC-2MKIII, and DHC3-T floatplanes on scheduled and charter flights throughout Puget Sound and British Columbia as a commercial pilot for a prominent Seattle-based Part 135 carrier, where he has accrued several thousand hours of flight time. Chris is a commercial multi-engine instrument-rated pilot with single-engine land and sea ratings. As a certified flight instructor, Chris has provided hundreds of hours of seaplane flight instruction to other pilots.
Washington State Bar Association
King County Bar Association, Aviation Section - Vice President
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association - Panel Attorney / Member
National Business Aircraft Association
Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
Pacific Northwest Business Aircraft Association
Northwest Aviation Insurance Association
International Air and Transportation Safety Bar Association
Speaking Engagements and Publications
"Recent Developments in Drone Law" - Aviation Law Seminar, KCBA - October 2015
"New “Tax Avoidance” Rules Significantly Affect Aircraft Owners" PLG Aviation Law Update - June 2015
"Washington State Aviation Tax Update" - Aviation Law Seminar, KCBA - October 2012
Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D.)
University of Washington (B.S. Cell & Molecular Biology)
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (B.S. Aeronautical Science)
Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships
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