We regularly handle litigation involving mission-critical and precedent-setting issues in airport law, including land use disputes with host municipalities, the authority of airports to control noise and access to their facilities, inverse condemnation, the ability of airport proprietors to fund innovative capital projects, challenges to FAA decisions, orders and regulations, and the environmental and regulatory requirements for airport expansion projects. In addition, we have considerable experience litigating airport compliance disputes before FAA.
We have appeared in courts at every level, including the United States Supreme Court, federal appellate, and district courts; state courts; and federal and state administrative agencies and tribunals. We are comfortable in all phases of litigation from pre-filing planning to pleadings, discovery, complex motions practice, trials, trial and appellate court briefing, and argument. Recognizing that litigation is always costly and often uncertain, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell is constantly alert to settlement opportunities and has successfully negotiated litigation settlements that have achieved the client’s objectives without the expense and uncertainty of litigation. We also work with existing local counsel to provide advice on how federal airport and aviation law might affect anticipated or ongoing litigation.