Patricia J. Arthur

Patti is Of Counsel with Anderson & Hughes, P.C.. Her practice will continue to emphasize Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone) Law, Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations and Aviation matters. Patti can be reached at 719-539-7003 Ext. 26. You may also email her directly at

Patti been selected to be included in “Colorado Sky Stars: Trailblazing Women in Aviation & Aerospace” by Dr. Penny Hamilton.¬†

Patti is writing the EAA Guidebook to establishing an aviation-related public charity (a 501(c)(3) organization). 

”When the IRS challenged a large aviation-related charitable deduction I made, Patti was able to resolve this complex matter with no back taxes, interest or penalties owed. She knew the extra steps necessary to help the agent resolve the challenge to a favorable outcome, did it quickly and efficiently, and always stayed in touch through the entire process.”
R.B. 2010


  • All legal matters related to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)
  • Special emphasis on Non-Profit and Tax-Exempt Entities–Establishment, IRS and State Tax¬†Controversies, Ongoing Regulatory Compliance.
  • Individual Tax Controversy Resolution. Audit representation.
  • State Sales and Use Tax Matters and Controversies.
  • Transactional aviation matters, large and turbo-jet aircraft financing, aviation excise tax matters, regulatory compliance in aviation.

Federal Tax-Exempt Organizations Served:

  • 501(c)(3)-Public Charities and Private Foundations
  • 501(c)(4)-Social Welfare Organizations and Civic Leagues; HOA tax matters
  • 501(c)(5)-Labor, Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations
  • 501(c)(6)-Business Leagues and Chambers of Commerce
  • 501(c)(7)-Social and Recreational Clubs
  • 501(c)(8)-Fraternal Organizations and Lodges.

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