Marc L. Antonecchia is a New York litigation attorney with a particular emphasis on aviation, commercial, product liability and insurance matters.

Mr. Antonecchia's experience in aviation-related matters includes commercial and mass tort litigation. He represents domestic and foreign lessors, secured parties and lenders in contract disputes and repossessions involving airframes, engines and parts. He co-authored a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief concerning the pre-emptive effect of a federal statute affording liability protection to lessors and secured parties. Mr. Antonecchia defends airlines in aviation disaster litigation and most recently was part of the team representing Air France in multidistrict litigation arising out of the Flight 447 accident. Mr. Antonecchia's litigation experience includes pretrial discovery, dispositive motion practice, trial and appellate briefing and argument. In addition to his aviation practice, he litigates commercial disputes encompassing a wide array of disciplines, including closely held corporations and real estate. He represents cooperatives, condominiums and real estate developers, in contract and lease disputes involving such matters as closing conditions and implied warranties.

Representative Reported Decisions

  • Co-trial counsel to the prevailing defendant in a federal court trial, reported at 567 F. Supp. 2d 579 (S.D.N.Y. 2008), aff'd, 336 Fed. Appx. 39, 2009 WL 1940715 (2d Cir. July 2, 2009), concerning the alleged breach of an aircraft purchase agreement; trial resulted in a defense verdict, affirmed on appeal, with a fee award for the defendant
  • Appellate argument concerning commercial lease dispute, reported at 78 A.D.3d 431 (1st Dep’t 2010)

Mr. Antonecchia counsels clients on product liability and warranty issues for a variety of products, including toys, food, medical devices, power supplies and heavy equipment. He prepares and revises instruction manuals and warning labels for use in the U.S. market and provides advice on the enforcement of trademark rights.

Mr. Antonecchia is an editor of Holland & Knight's Centerline aviation alerts and the Aviation Law Blog. He has authored and contributed to numerous articles concerning purchase and lease disputes, lessor liability, airworthiness, warranties, jurisdiction, forum non conveniens and the Cape Town Convention. He assisted in the preparation of the remedies section of the Practitioners' Guide to the Cape Town Convention and The Aircraft Protocol and is a frequent speaker and moderator at aviation conferences.

Mr. Antonecchia attended Fordham University School of Law and was a member of the Fordham International Law Journal and a teaching assistant in the legal research and writing course. Prior to and during law school, Mr. Antonecchia taught European history and was the Assistant Dean of Students at Fordham Preparatory School in New York City.



  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
  • Fordham University, B.A.
  • Fordham University, M.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • All State Courts in New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • American Bar Association, Air & Space Law Forum
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section


Speaking Engagements