The lawyers in the firm’s Port Practice Group assist ports districts – large and small – achieve successful outcomes for their communities by utilizing our specialized expertise and years of experience in the law unique to ports, including:

  • Governance by elected officials, their statutory authority, and the interface with appointed staff

  • Compliance with FAA regulations for commercial service airports

  • Public Records Act and Open Public Meetings Act compliance

  • Leasing and sale of public property

  • Land use and comprehensive plan issues

  • Election law compliance

  • Labor and employment issues

  • Public works construction projects and public procurement of goods and services

  • Environmental law, including navigating the regulatory process and applying Remedial Action Grants administered by the Department of Ecology

  • Litigation, including tort defense, eminent domain, insurance coverage, and environmental remedial cost recovery actions

  • Construction

  • Insurance defense

We also serve as the general counsel for the Washington Public Ports Association. From Bellingham, with state-of-the-art video conferencing and computer technology, we provide very cost-effective general counsel and special counsel representation to port districts all over Washington.

Port Attorneys