Prospectus Response, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Firm attorneys assisted the concessioner in preparing its successful bid to obtain the competitive award of a concession contract in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Prospectus Response, Glacier Bay National Park. Firm attorneys assisted the concessioner in preparing its successful bid to obtain the competitive award of a concession contract to operate tour vessel services in Glacier Bay National Park.
River Management Planning Litigation, Grand Canyon National Park. The firm represented a trade association of whitewater river outfitters and guides in federal court litigation, assisting in the settlement of a lawsuit that led to the resumption of the river management planning process for Grand Canyon National Park.
Approval of Assignment, Glacier Bay National Park. The firm provided strategic and legal counsel to a major cruise ship line with respect to the impact of its worldwide reorganization on the company’s boat and cruise service concession in Alaska under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service.
Leasing Legislation and Negotiation, Virgin Islands National Park. The firm represented a client in successfully obtaining the enactment of legislation authorizing a sole source lease for operation of a resort property in Virgin Islands National Park, and has been negotiating the lease with the National Park Service.
Preferential Right Denial Appeal, Denali National Park. Firm attorneys successfully obtained the reversal of National Park Service regional office determination that a client was not a preferred offeror for purposes of a right of preference in renewal, in the first ever administrative appeal of a denial of preferential right under the Concession Management Improvement Act.
Off-road Vehicle Management Planning Litigation, Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreation Area. The firm represented the Cape Hatteras Access Preservation Alliance in the planning and rulemaking process and subsequent litigation relating to the National Park Service’s management of off-road vehicle and other public access to, and use of, the beaches at Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreation Area.
Government Buyout of Concessioner, Yellowstone National Park. Firm attorneys successfully negotiated a government buyout of one of the then-largest concessioners in Yellowstone National Park, including acquisition of the concessioner’s possessory interest in buildings and other assets, and worked successfully to obtain funding for the purchase through the appropriations process.
Approval of Assignments, Big Bend, Olympic, Mammoth Cave, Isle Royale, and Blue Ridge Parkway National Parks. The firm provided legal counsel and overall coordination with regard to the transfer of five separate concessions operated under a single, unique contract.
Washington, DC Representation of the Outfitter and Guide Industry. The firm has served as strategic advisors and government relations counsel to the America Outdoors Association, a national trade association of outfitters and guides and their suppliers, on a wide range of issues impacting the provision of outdoor recreation services.
Advocacy Relating to the Concessions Management Improvement Act and Implementing Regulations. The firm advocated the interests of several of our concessions clients during Congress’s consideration of the Concessions Management Improvement Act and in the NPS rulemaking process that led to the development of the regulations implementing the Act and the current standard concession contract.