In our industry, it is often said, “If you’ve seen one airport, then you’ve seen one airport.” We understand that airport sponsors’ legal challenges arise not only within a complex regulatory environment, but are also deeply intertwined with local politics and community imperatives. We eschew one-size-fits-all solutions and specialize in providing creative legal solutions that take this larger context into account. As a former attorney with the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation, I also have a sophisticated understanding of the way federal agencies work and an able to assist clients in navigating the complex bureaucracy responsible for airports’ regulatory oversight.
Steven Osit represents public entities throughout the United States with respect to the development and operation of airports. Steven has counseled clients on a wide range of federal regulatory matters and the negotiation of complex airport transactions, including aeronautical and non-aeronautical development and airline use and lease agreements. Steven frequently represents clients in administrative and judicial litigation arising from regulatory compliance, contract disputes, accident investigations, and the review of federal agency actions and rulemakings. Steven has served as the Chair of the Federal Bar Association’s Transportation Section, and as an Associate Member of the ACI-NA Legal Affairs Committee’s Steering Group. Steven began his legal career as an Honors Attorney at the U.S. Department of Transportation and clerked for the Office of Aviation and Admiralty Litigation in the U.S. Department of Justice during law school. Prior to law school, he was the Director of Information Technology at a prominent New York City college. Steven is a certificated private pilot.