Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys provide counseling and litigation assistance to many clients in the transportation industry. We cover all modes of transportation, including motor carrier, aviation, rail systems, highways, tunnels, maritime/ports, and third party logistics. Our attorneys handle also matters related to the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations. Our attorneys have substantial experience in matters involving motor carrier safety and regulation, including regulation formerly within the jurisdiction of the Interstate Commerce Commission but now under jurisdiction of the Surface Transportation Board.

We understand that a wide variety of skills is necessary when working with the transportation industry, ranging from litigation and administrative representation to transactional counseling and general advice. Specifically, we meet our transportation clients' needs in the following areas:

  • Condemnation Litigation
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Corporate Governance
  • Environment and Product Regulation 
  • Federal and State Regulation
  • Finance
  • Governmental Contracts 
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Tax

Our clients in these industries include:

  • Logistics providers
  • Towing and trucking companies
  • Major airlines
  • Defense contractors
  • Local governments, cities, and municipalities
  • International trading companies
  • Manufacturers of industrial sealants and vehicle parts

Transportation

Experience Highlights

Negotiated rights of way and siding agreements for one of the nation’s premier transportation companies
Negotiated rights of way and siding agreements for one of the nation’s premier transportation companies and others in connection with construction of more
Litigation for airport authority
Represented the airport authority in its alternative dispute resolution process and then litigation with the general contractor for the more
Security and privacy provisions for global logistics company
Revision of security and privacy provisions in a form of distribution agreement to be used globally by a global logistics provider. more
Nation-wide breach of warranty case for Volvo Group North America LLC
Successfully defeated a contested class certification motion for Volvo Group North America, LLC, in a nation-wide breach of warranty case in the more

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