Airports

Airports

Airports face unique challenges and Foster Pepper understands how to address their legal issues. Whether dealing with federal, local and state governments, surrounding communities, or users and tenants of the airport, our attorneys have substantial experience providing guidance on a wide range of airport matters, including some of the nation’s most hotly contested expansion disputes.

We take a strategic service approach, applying our extensive knowledge of the industry to provide comprehensive and creative counsel. Foster Pepper attorneys are familiar with the extraordinary public scrutiny and intense administrative obligations airports confront. It has been our honor to represent the Port of Seattle’s Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for more than 20 years. This representation has included the Third Runway expansion at the airport and numerous court appearances before the Washington Supreme Court, various Washington State Courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Pollution Control Hearings Board.

Clients look to us to provide guidance related to:

  • Airfield safety
  • Airport zoning
  • Avigation easements
  • Class action litigation defense
  • Clean Air Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Construction (bidding and procurement)
  • Corporate governance (including Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act)
  • Eminent domain and inverse condemnation
  • Environmental impacts
  • Employment and labor
  • Expansion and development matters
  • Finance (including bonds)
  • Insurance coverage
  • Land use (planning, permitting, and disputes)
  • Litigation (both administrative and court proceedings)
  • Noise issues
  • Operational matters
  • Part 150 Noise Programs
  • Real estate (acquisition, disposition, and leasing)

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