Nick S. Davitian was born in Manhattan, New York. He spent many years living in Italy and in other European countries where his mother was employed by the United Nations. Having a lifelong love of aircraft, Nick joined the Army and trained at the U.S. Army Aviation Training Center in Fort Rucker, Alabama, and there he obtained extensive experience in the repair and maintenance of all types of military and civilian aircraft. In 1989, Nick entered Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, majoring in Aeronautical Engineering and Maintenance Technologies. During that time, he continued to work on military and civilian aircraft in the #347 Medical Detachment of the U.S. Army Reserve. When the Gulf War broke out, his Army Reserve unit was activated.
Later, he transferred to Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and then obtained a Master's Degree in Business Administration in 1996. While working on his M.B.A., as a class project, Nick started an Internet advertising business called AlteNETive Advertising, which specialized in the design and creation of web sites, for which he was awarded The Jim Moran Entrepreneurial Award for outstanding entrepreneurial leadership skills. This successful business, with customers such as Burger King, Pepsi, and Victoria's Secret, allowed him to further his dream and go to law school.
While attending law school at Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center, Nick was assistant editor of the law school newspaper. At Nova, Nick planned to practice computer and internet law. However, he later met an aviation law attorney who encouraged him to pursue a career in aviation law and capitalize on his extensive knowledge and experience in the aviation field. While in law school, Nick worked as an aviation mechanical expert and law clerk with Krupnick Campbell Malone Roselli Buser Slama Hancock McNelis Liberman and McKee. After obtaining his law degree in 2000, he became an associate with our firm.