About our Firms

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C&S Companies

C&S is one of the most diverse and capable aviation consulting firms in the U.S. With more than 100 aviation-dedicated professionals and 400 innovative experts in complementary fields, C&S delivers industry-leading solutions to our airport partners. Airports are our main business, and we have spent 50 years refining our approach to delivering excellent aviation consulting, becoming one of the most experienced and trusted firms in the country. From airfield pavements to terminal buildings, landside infrastructure to master and sustainability planning, C&S has the capacity and the experience to manage any assignment. With seasoned professionals in airfield and landside engineering, planning, architecture, sustainability, grants administration, construction services, and other specialized disciplines, we help clients realize the vision they have for their airports. As one of those key disciplines, our Land Use & Economics team advises airports on strategic positioning, planning, and development of real estate to capture market opportunity, further revenue and financial goals, optimize compatible context-sensitive land use, and integrate with broader community planning and economic development

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Kaplan Kirsch Rockwell

Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell is a national law firm with a practice focused on solving problems that involve environmental, land use, public lands, transportation, and infrastructure law. The Firm’s airports practice is the largest in the country dedicated airport law. It is characterized by a comprehensive, creative, and strategic approach that comes from a deep understanding of the airport industry and from experience at more than 100 airports—from the largest fortress hubs in the world to small general aviation airports. Increasingly, the Firm is called on to advise sponsors on creative land acquisition and development strategies, particularly in light of potential regulatory relief for non-aeronautical development provided by Section 163 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. Our website, http://www.kaplankirsch.com, provides information about the Firm, our attorneys, and many of our projects. We also provide links to publications authored by the Firm and our attorneys and to other websites that relate to our clients, our practice, and hot topics in relevant fields of law. The firm organizes and provides the faculty for the annual Airport Law Workshop, a three-day boot camp for those interested in airport law that is sponsored by American Association of Airport Executives and International Municipal Lawyers Association.