Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell frequently assists airport clients in both the structuring and administering of airport concessions operations. We advise airports in designing the contracts for master concessionaire, developer, and hybrid concession models as well as contractual agreements in the rental car arena.
We work with airports and both local and state officials in developing funding sources for large-scale developments such as consolidated rental car facilities, including obtaining local and state authorization for the airport to levy customer facility charges (CFCs) to pay for some or all of such development.
Because of our years of “in the trenches” experience with employment and labor matters, we also have broad expertise in airport disadvantaged business entity (AC/DBE) programs that enables us to counsel airports in matters related to “labor harmony” or “labor peace” agreements, prevailing/living wage legislation, and on-airport union organizing activities. We have been the lead negotiators in a wide variety of issues arising under these topics and have successfully resolved difficult on-airport issues involving both local and national labor organizations.