David Y. Bannard

Dave Bannard has 30 years of experience in representing airports in all aspects of legal matters, including regulatory compliance, airport financings, use and lease agreements and rate-setting ordinances, airline and other tenant bankruptcies, defense of Part 16 actions, and the negotiation of concessions and rental car agreements.  He is currently representing several airports in negotiation of new use and lease agreements with the airlines, and in negotiation of the documentaiotn relating to development of new consolidated rental car facilities (ConRACs) and of new fuel facilities by airline consortia.  Dave has represented airport owners in novel public-private partnerships, including negotiating the agreements relating to a start-up of a privately developed passenger terminal, the private development of a terminal for ultra-low cost carriers, and the privatization of a small county-owned airport.  He is an experienced bond attorney, having served as bond counsel to airports and other issuers, counsel to borrowers and underwriters and disclosure counsel, as well as issuer’s counsel, in many transactions.  Prior to his return to private practice, he served as the Deputy Chief Legal Counsel for the Massachusetts Port Authority, where he oversaw all transactional legal matters, including development of new Terminal A, debt issuance and financial disclosure; intergovernmental negotiations; and terminal negotiations, permitting, financing, development, construction, and leasing.  Dave was Massport’s legal liaison to the “Big Dig” project.  Prior to his legal career, Dave was a free-lance classical trumpet player for many years.