J.D., cum laude, Boston College Law School, 1988
M.M., Northwestern University, 1982
B.Mus.Ed., with distinction, Indiana University School of Music, 1978
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
P3 Airport Projects: An Introduction for Airport Lawyers (Second Edition)
Dave Bannard has more than 25 years of experience in representing airports on a wide variety of matters, including regulatory compliance, airport financings, use and lease agreements and rate-setting ordinances, defense of Part 16 actions, and the negotiation of concessions agreements. He regularly counsels airports on compliance with federal grant assurances and development of air service incentive programs, and he is currently advising several airports on negotiation of new use and lease agreements. Dave has represented airport owners in novel public-private partnerships, including negotiating the agreements relating to a start-up of a privately developed passenger terminal, the private development of a terminal for ultra-low cost carriers, and the privatization of a small county-owned airport. He is an experienced bond attorney, having served as bond counsel to airports and other issuers, counsel to borrowers and underwriters and disclosure counsel, as well as issuer’s counsel, in many transactions. Dave is also a frequent speaker at airport and aviation conferences on a wide variety of airport-related topics.
Dave was previously a partner with a large international firm and served as the leader of that firm’s airport practice. He also served as the Deputy Chief Legal Counsel for the Massachusetts Port Authority, where he oversaw all transactional legal matters, including debt issuance and financial disclosure; intergovernmental negotiations; and terminal negotiations, permitting, financing, development, construction, and leasing. Dave was also the legal liaison to the “Big Dig” project.
Matters prior to joining Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell include: