Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell attorneys regularly advise clients on the full suite of federal grant compliance issues, including exclusive rights, revenue diversion, unjust discrimination, access restrictions, self-sustaining rate structures, airport layout plans, and other grant obligations. We work with clients to assure compliance proactively by developing minimum standards for commercial operators; revising leasing practices; and adopting other airport rules, regulations, and policies. We regularly meet with FAA officials at the ADO, Regional, and Headquarters levels on behalf of airport clients to address complex and controversial compliance issues of all types.
When consultation is not successful, we rely on our extensive experience in handling Part 16 cases brought both by airport users and FAA itself. We have handled two of the three contested evidentiary hearings under Part 16 and have successfully challenged and defended FAA compliance decisions in court.
We also have considerable experience advising clients seeking to terminate their grant assurance obligations.