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Chico & Nunes provides legal and strategic business advice to clients doing business in the aviation industry and clients with aviation industry issues. With years of collective experience working in senior management positions at large hub airports, our aviation attorneys have extensive experience with the issues involved in the operation and development of airports and the many facets of their operation. We have provided counsel with respect to some of the largest and most complex transportation transactions in the country – including alternative delivery methods such as Construction Manager at Risk and Design/Build for billions of dollars in airport infrastructure projects. Our attorneys offer sophisticated legal advice concerning compliance with federal regulatory requirements, ACDBE and M/W/DBE guidelines and other airport specific contracting issues. In addition, they have successfully secured a variety of funding sources for these complex projects, including federal grants, private investment, TIFIA loans and general airport revenues.

Our clients include prime contractors, subcontractors, concessionaires and other entities interested in working at airports. We represent clients through all stages of the bidding and contracting process from developing responses to public solicitations through contract negotiations. In addition to legal services, we identify contract and partnering opportunities and offer strategic business counseling to assist our clients in successfully pursuing airport projects. We specialize in working with ACDBE and M/W/DBE companies and facilitate teaming arrangements between prime contractors and ACDBE and M/W/DBE firms, working with our Procurement and M/W/DBE practice group to ensure that our clients meet all government procurement requirements and are positioned favorably in the procurement evaluation process. Our aviation attorneys have expertise in the following areas:

  • Design and Construction of all Aviation Facilities
  • Professional Services
  • Concessions
  • Funding Agreements
  • Airport Operations and Maintenance
  • Federal Regulatory Compliance
  • Land Use and Development

Our aviation attorneys have worked in-house at major international airports; they offer a unique understanding of how airports function on a day-to-day basis and the complexity involved in meeting the competing needs of various public and private sector stakeholders. Utilizing a comprehensive strategic approach to airport matters, our aviation team presents a strong value proposition for clients seeking to enter and expand operations in the expanding and highly competitive aviation sector.

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