Firm Profile

Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger, L.L.P. is a Washington, D.C. firm with over fifty years of experience in solving problems for clients across a broad range of disciplines.  The firm was founded in 1964 by aviation practitioners Jerry Scoutt and Ray Rasenberger, and former Secretary of the Air Force, Eugene Zuckert.  The firm has an extensive legal, legislative and government affairs practice focusing primarily on transportation, tax, and government contracts issues.  We have particular expertise in aviation issues, representing air carriers, airports, helicopter operators, aviation operating companies, civil aviation authorities, finance entities, suppliers, fixed base operators, manufacturers, and a broad range of other aviation entities in Federal, state and international matters.  Our wholly owned affiliate, Farragut International, L.L.C., is a broad-based advocacy consultancy specializing in transportation and related issues, providing services to clients worldwide on issues as diverse as aviation operations technical requirements, airport marketing issues, air traffic management, homeland security compliance, transactions advice, and transportation project funding.

We work as advocates in Congress, in the Executive Branch, with state and local governments, with trade associations, with numerous airlines and aviation-related companies, with foreign governments, and with the public at large.

We work especially closely with the key Federal agencies responsible for oversight of aviation operations and policy, including the Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Justice, the Treasury Department, the Department of Homeland Security (including the Transportation Security Administration), the National Transportation Safety Board, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Defense, the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Postal Service, and the White House.  We interact extensively with the U.S. Congress and with key aviation trade associations and other interest groups.

Our clients come to us for assistance with problem solving.  The first step in any project is an analysis of the client's needs and the development of a strategy for addressing those needs.  The solution may involve a legislative strategy, it may be at the agency level, it may be operational, it may be solely legal, it may be transactional, or a combination of approaches.  After close cooperation with the client in developing the right strategy, we implement the plan designed to achieve the optimal result.

The firm has a nationally and internationally recognized expertise in the aviation and general transportation industries.  Our goal remains the same as when we were founded in 1964:  to provide services of the highest professional standard effectively and efficiently.  The firm's offices are located in the heart of the District of Columbia's legal and business community, in close proximity to Federal government offices, the U.S. Congress, the White House, and the Federal and local courts.

Meet Our Attorneys

Richard A. Allen's Profile Image
Richard Allen specializes in transportation law and appellate and general civil litigation. He has appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court in 10 cases and before other state and federal appellate court… Read More
Malcolm L. Benge's Profile Image
Malcolm Benge advises foreign and domestic clients on a wide range of aviation-related matters. His practice involves frequent participation in proceedings before the Department of Transportation and… Read More
James A. Calderwood's Profile Image
James A. Calderwood’s practice includes antitrust, transportation, transportation security, government procurement and fraud on the government. He has tried both civil and criminal cases, repres… Read More
William H. Callaway, Jr.'s Profile Image
William Callaway has nearly three decades of experience in aircraft and other cross-border asset-based financial transactions. He has represented airlines, financial institutions and export credit a… Read More
David M. Endersbee's Profile Image
David Endersbee primarily advises companies, foreign and domestic airlines, foreign governments, airports, and manufacturers on a variety of commercial and regulatory matters relating to U.S. aviation… Read More
Jonathon H. Foglia's Profile Image
Jonathon Foglia joined Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger in 2008 and his practice focuses primarily on aviation regulatory and commercial matters. Mr. Foglia advises airlines, public charter operato… Read More
James A. Harris's Profile Image
James A. Harris focuses his practice in the areas of taxation and nonprofit organizations. Much of his current practice involves assisting nonprofit organizations in securing and maintaining their tax… Read More
Ralph L. Kissick's Profile Image
Ralph Kissick is Senior Counsel with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger, L.L.P. Mr. Kissick’s legal practice is concentrated on government contract matters. Mr. K… Read More
Barbara M. Marrin's Profile Image
Barbara Marrin’s practice focuses on aviation regulatory matters, including, but not limited to, advising U.S. and foreign air carriers as well as ticket agents on compliance with the requirements o… Read More
Richard D. Mathias's Profile Image
Richard D. Mathias was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, received his degree from Holy Cross College in 1962, and graduated with honors from Harvard University Law School in 1965. Mr. Mathias is a member… Read More
Pamela L. Meredith's Profile Image
Pamela L. Meredith advises clients in the following areas: Commercial space project planning and implementation, commercial space transactions, risk management and insurance, licensing and regulation,… Read More
Lonnie Anne Pera's Profile Image
Lonnie Pera is a partner at Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger, focusing her practice on three areas: airline law and regulation; international aviation law; and international trade. Her trade practice… Read More
Charles J. Simpson, Jr.'s Profile Image
Charles Simpson joined Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger in 1979 and has been a partner in the firm since 1985. Mr. Simpson’s practice principally involves advising airlines, other aviation-rela… Read More
Jol A. Silversmith's Profile Image
Jol Silversmith’s practice principally involves advising airlines, other aviation-related businesses, and governmental entities on such issues as government regulation (e.g., DOT and FAA), inter… Read More
Andrew S Yingling's Profile Image
Andrew S. Yingling is an associate whose practice focuses on taxation, nonprofit organizations, and general corporate matters. He has experience litigating tax controversies with the Internal Revenue… Read More
Monique E. Yingling's Profile Image
Monique E. Yingling focuses her practice in the areas of taxation and nonprofit organizations. Much of her current practice involves assisting nonprofit organizations in securing and maintaining their… Read More

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