The Wicks Group, PLLC (TWG) is a boutique aviation law and consulting firm. TWG’s attorneys advise clients – airlines, airports, and governments – on an array of regulatory and commercial matters. TWG’s consultants also provide technical compliance support globally, advising foreign civil aviation authorities in their safety oversight function. TWG advises airports on regulatory matters including grant assurance compliance, competition, and many other matters. TWG also provides transactional support to airport clients encompassing use and lease agreements, management agreements, and more.
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Michael Fleming is a Partner, with nearly 30 years’ experience, at The Wicks Group (TWG), a Washington, DC aviation boutique law firm. Mr. Fleming advises airports, airlines, and business aviation clients. He leads TWG’s global airport P3 support, having recently submitted applications for the FAA’s airport investment program on behalf of both of the current commercial airport applicants. Michael advises airport clients on compliance, and has served as an expert witness in complex litigation centered on airport regulations. Mr. Fleming also leads the firm’s commercial transactions practice.
Mr. Fleming graduated from the University of Michigan, and received a J.D.-MBA from the University of Georgia. He worked for other aviation law and consulting firms prior to joining TWG in 2006. Prior to that, he worked for United Airlines and for AMR/Piaggio. Michael holds a private pilot’s license with instrument rating.
Jennifer M. Nowak is a Washington, D.C., attorney and a member of Holland & Knight's Public Policy and Regulation Group. Ms. Nowak's practice focuses on regulatory compliance and advocacy, with a particular emphasis on aviation law as well as food and drug law. Ms. Nowak regularly represents clients in rulemaking, enforcement and other regulatory proceedings before the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). She routinely assists international airline clients with the launch of service to the United States, advising not only on U.S. licensing but also on related transactional matters, such as contract review and negotiation, and providing ongoing counseling on myriad pre-launch and post-launch regulatory and compliance obligations. Ms. Nowak has extensive experience in advising clients in the construction and wind energy industries regarding FAA airspace obstruction evaluation regulations and policy as well as airport and local government land use issues. She supports clients with regulatory filings and assessments to ensure compliance with air space limitations, as well as counsels clients on mitigation strategies for noncompliant projects or structures.