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David M. Bohonnon 
New Haven, Connecticut
phone (866) 633-5679
fax (203) 773-1427
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David M. Bohonnon is a partner in the New Haven based Bohonnon Law Firm, LLC., which practices extensively in Marine and Aviation Law as well as Tax matters. Admitted to bar 1982, Connecticut, Federal Court District of Connecticut. Education: Connecticut College, 1978; BA; Quinnipiac Law School, 1982, JD, Yale School of Organization and Management, 1983, 1984. The marine and aircraft transaction part of his business focuses on negotiation of yacht construction and vessel and aircraft  purchase agreements, construction financing of mega-yachts for lenders and borrowers in transactions in the United States, Canada, England, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Taiwan, Turkey, New Zealand, Argentina and permanent financing and registration of vessels in the United States, The Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Antigua, Marshall Islands, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bahamas, Isle of Man and the British Virgin Islands. David has extensive experience in Sales and Use tax and Income tax appeals both at the Administrative and trial Court levels. Much of the sales and use tax law in the marine and aviation sectors within Connecticut has been shaped by decisions and statutes with his participation. He has authored several US Patent applications in the Recreational Marine venue and lectures nationally on topics related to recreational marine and tax matters. Member: American Bar Association; Connecticut Bar Association, Tax Section Executive Committee; Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association; New Haven County Bar Association; Maritime Law Association (Proctor), (Chairman Subcommittee on Yacht Financing (2007-2012); (American Bar Association “ABA” Commercial Law Yacht Financing Committee, Chairman (2011-2012), Member: Recreational Boating and Marine Lending Network, National Marine Banker Association, Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA),  Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA), Affiliate Member; National Business Aircraft Association.

Areas of Practice:
Admiralty and Maritime Law
Domestic and International Vessel Registration and Flagging
Charter Party Agreements
Yacht Management Contracts
Crew Contracts and Immigration
Domestic and International Corporate Formation
State, Federal and International Tax Counseling
Customs and Duty Matters
Warranty and Construction Defect Claims
Maritime Mediation, Arbitration and Complex Maritime Litigation
Insurance Claims
Maritime Personal Injury Claims
Jones Act
Brokerage Commission Disputes
Vessel Arrests
Patriot Act Compliance
Aviation Law
Corporate and Secured Transactions
State and Federal Taxation, Administrative and Tax Court Appeals
Bar Admissions:
Connecticut, 1982
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1982
Quinnipiac College School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut, 1982

Connecticut College, 1978

Yale School of Organization and Management, 1983, 1984

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association
Member, Tax Section Executive Committee

Connecticut Trial Lawyer's Association

New Haven County Bar Association

Maritime Law Association
Chairman, Subcommittee on Yacht Financing

Recreational Boating and Marine Lending Network

National Marine Banker Association, 1997 - 1998

Yacht Brokers Association of American

National Business Aircraft Association
Affiliate Member

Florida Yacht Brokers Association

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