Experienced Technology Transactions and Aviation Partner Eli W. Mansour Joins Snell & Wilmer’s San Diego Office


SAN DIEGO (June 20, 2023) – Snell & Wilmer is pleased to welcome Technology Transactions and Aviation Partner Eli W. Mansour to the firm’s growing San Diego office.

“We are thrilled to welcome Eli to the firm. We continually look for skilled lawyers and strategic growth opportunities that make sense for our office and clients,” said Steffi Hafen, managing partner of the San Diego office. “Eli is an outstanding attorney whose unique practice focus and extensive experience will further expand the services we offer to our clients.”

Mansour counsels clients on a variety of technology transaction matters including the discovery, development, protection, licensing, and commercialization of pharmaceuticals, novel life sciences solutions and medical devices, and related intellectual property. Mansour regularly drafts and negotiates clinical trial agreements, development, manufacturing, distribution, and complex licensing agreements and has extensive experience in device discovery agreements, joint venture agreements and technology assignment, and transfer transactions. Additionally, Mansour is a passionate aviator and advises corporate flight departments and individuals seeking to acquire, lease, or share the use of turboprop and turbojet aircraft and has extensive experience with various aviation transactional matters as well as FAA and international aviation regulatory issues. He also holds an FAA commercial pilot’s license for fixed wing and rotorcraft-helicopter, as well as an instrument ratings for fixed wing and rotorcraft-helicopter and an FAA remote pilot’s license for small, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Mansour is a member of the National Business Aviation Association, the American Bar Association, Licensing Executives Society, and the San Diego County Bar Association. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers® for Equipment Finance Law since 2008, San Diego Magazine as a Top Lawyer since 2013, and AmLaw as a Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law in 2018. Mansour is actively involved in his community as a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and CommNexus San Diego, previously serving as director. He received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and his B.A. from University of Maryland.