Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell has been deeply involved in all post-9/11 airline bankruptcy cases, handling billions of dollars in claims and successfully negotiating the multitude of varying agreements with airlines on behalf of airport owner/operators in airline bankruptcies nationwide. We also represent a wide range of clients in other bankruptcy matters involving airport users.
Because of our comprehensive understanding of airport-based issues and bankruptcy, we can anticipate bankruptcy issues in advance and counsel our clients as to how to best plan for this eventuality. When bankruptcy cases are filed, we are uniquely equipped to assist airports navigating the bankruptcy process, whether it involves ensuring an uninterrupted flow of Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs), obtaining payment for past or current airport use, or negotiating with the airline to help insure continued air service for the airport and its surrounding communities. We have represented airports in bankruptcy court hearings involving use and lease agreement assumptions, multimillion-dollar rejection claims, and proceedings regarding the means and methods of payments of PFCs to airports.