Post Polak’s attorneys are experienced in all aspects of administrative law, transactional law, land use and litigation relevant to the representation of airports and airport users. We advise airports on financial matters, regulatory compliance, leasing, development, land use issues, environmental matters, and relations with their host communities. We also work with relevant parties in forming public-private partnerships (P3) in the connection with airport ownership and operation.
We are quite experienced and familiar with local, state and federal regulations regarding the operation and construction of airports, and with other statutes as they relate to the activities of airports, both publically owned/operated and privately operated.
Our firm has counseled airport clients extensively concerning most major areas of state, local and federal regulation, including:
- Bidding and procurement, including construction and professional services
- Rates and charges
- Aviation easements and obstruction removal
- Exclusive rights at airports
- Minimum standards
- Self-fueling rights
- Airport security
- Airport Improvement Program financing
- Part 150 Noise Program
- Environmental compliance
- Corporate governance, including Open Meeting and Open Records, DBE programs, employee benefits and employment matters
- Airport zoning
We draft, review, and negotiate airport leases and licenses with fixed base operators, SASOs, and other aviation service businesses. We have represented our airport clients ensuring FAA Grant Assurance compliance, including Part 13/16 Complaint defense, negotiating airport access issues, and resolving tenant disputes.
Our construction litigation expertise has served our airport clients well on those occasions where construction contractors have failed to meet their obligations. Our experience in real estate taxation, condemnation and insurance coverage has also assisted our airport clients address issues as they arise.