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

Putative ERISA class action litigation against national airline
Representation of national airline company and former directors and officers in ERISA stock drop action and related claims in bankruptcy case. more
Contract dispute arising out of a government contract for a marine repair and conversion company
Represent a marine repair and conversion contractor in disputes arising from a contract for the conversion of a fleet of U.S. Coast Guard cutters. more
Public procurement for Westinghouse Rail Systems Ltd.
Represented Westinghouse Rail Systems Ltd., a Swedish rail company and an international contractor, in a dispute regarding the procurement of a rail more
Counsel on construction of the 5th Runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for the City of Atlanta
The firm served as lead counsel to the City of Atlanta on the construction of a 5th 9,000 foot runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta more

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