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Chevalier, Allen & Lichman, LLP

Chevalier, Allen & Lichman, LLP is a full service transportation, environmental and land use law firm with a long history of success in evaluating, litigating and resolving clean air, clean water, toxic waste, airport security, government grant, master planning and other issues associated with the planning and development of airports, rail lines and ports. This concentration of focus enables Chevalier, Allen & Lichman to operate efficiently and economically to provide clients personalized services and attention, with the professional acumen usually associated with major national law firms, but at more realistic cost.

As a team, the attorneys at Chevalier, Allen & Lichman have decades of transportation, environmental, energy and land use related legal and technical experience. Chevalier, Allen & Lichman's Managing Partner, Barbara E. Lichman, holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Southern California and concentrates in the area of environmental law and land use planning issues. In addition, our attorney staff includes Steven Taber, a former Federal Aviation Administration attorney with a concentration in Federal statutory and regulatory issues, and Berne Hart, a retired U.S. Marine Corps Avionics and Aircraft Maintenance Officer and engineering and technical consultant.

Finally, Chevalier, Allen & Lichman has access to "hands on" technical expertise unparalleled among transportation law firms. Law partner Gary Allen is also an experienced aviation consultant who holds a Ph.D. in Aviation and Environmental Studies. In addition to the shared knowledge and resources of our attorneys, Chevalier, Allen & Lichman maintains ongoing professional affiliations with consulting firms in the area of air quality, water quality, noise, airspace and air traffic analysis, and a variety of issues associated with rail and port development and operations. With this combination of legal and technical expertise, Chevalier, Allen & Lichman has been able to develop an exclusive niche as one of the nation's few full service airport development and surface transportation law firms.

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