Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell lawyers regularly advise airport sponsors on the full suite of federal grant-compliance issues, including questions of exclusive rights, revenue diversion, unjust discrimination, access restrictions, self-sustaining rate structures and proprietary powers. We work with clients to assure compliance proactively by developing minimum standards, revising leasing practices, and adopting other airport rules, regulations and policies. We regularly meet with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials at the district, regional and headquarters levels to find solutions to complex compliance issues of all types.
We have extensive experience advising elected officials on the scope of federal grant obligations allowing airport executives to educate elected officials to navigate grant-compliance risks before they arise. In addition, we have considerable experience advising clients seeking to terminate their grant-assurance obligations.