Barbara E. Lichman, Ph.D. has an extensive and successful record representing airports, municipalities, developers, and other public and private clients in litigation and administrative proceedings under Federal Aviation statutes such as the Airline Deregulation Act and Airport Noise and Capacity Act; the California Public Utilities Code governing land use in airport environs (Aeronautics Act); and federal and state environmental statutes including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Federal Clean Air Act, the Federal Clean Water Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, and the California Coastal Act. She has also successfully represented clients in litigation involving land use issues such as inverse condemnation, development agreements and specific plan amendments. Dr. Lichman holds a doctorate in urban and regional planning.
Dr. Lichman’s experience is both national and international. As a Registered Federal Lobbyist, Dr. Lichman successfully lobbied and testified before Congress on behalf of aircraft owners and operators on issues including the grant of investment tax credits for noise reduction of aircraft engines. She also served as counsel to Air AAA Group, a consortium of international architectural, engineering and construction companies in their airport development activities at Pudong Airport, Shanghai, China. Dr. Lichman served as managing partner of Chevalier, Allen & Lichman, LLP, for sixteen years, and has been at Buchalter for six years.
Paul J. Fraidenburgh, Esq. is Co-Chair of Buchalter’s Aviation Industry Group. Mr. Fraidenburgh focuses his practice on representing aviation industry clients in complex litigation and regulatory affairs. Mr. Fraidenburgh has argued and won in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and has served as lead trial counsel in California and elsewhere. He represents clients ranging from government agencies to Fortune 100 companies. In 2018, Mr. Fraidenburgh was named a “Top 40 Under 40” lawyer by the Daily Journal, as one of only 20 lawyers selected from Southern California.
Mr. Fraidenburgh has gained a national reputation for his representation of clients in the field of unmanned aircraft systems. The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and several other publications have quoted Mr. Fraidenburgh on emerging legal issues in the aviation industry. His clients include the largest and most cutting-edge aerospace companies in the world.