Transportation/Maritime/Admiralty Law

The dynamic and changing field of transportation law has an enormous impact on all business interests that rely on the movement of goods throughout the country and throughout the world. Whether by truck, ship, rail or air, the transportation of goods is a significant cost factor in any commercial enterprise.

Our Transportation Law Group, which is headed by William D. Bierman has substantial experience in representing major carriers and shippers in all modes of interstate and foreign transportation. Mr. Bierman is a recognized transportation expert who regularly lectures throughout the U.S. and has published numerous articles on transportation issues.

Our firm also provides legal services for insurance interests, transportation brokers, freight forwarders, and third party intermediaries as well as transportation logistics companies and non-vessel operating common carriers. Our attorneys have experience and concentrate on the following transportation-related areas:

  • Negotiation and preparation of all types of transportation and logistics contracts.
  • Litigation involving catastrophic personal injury or environmental hazards using a Catastrophic Response Team to immediately investigate serious accidents so as to protect the interests of our clients at the earliest possible time.
  • Litigation involving cargo freight loss and damage claims, defense of personal injury actions, workers compensation and undercharge cases.
  • Supervision of litigation throughout the United States and Europe to ensure uniform high quality representation for our clients.
  • Working with clients’ international legal issues through our participation with correspondent firms throughout the world.
  • Real estate matters involving the sale, purchase and leasing of terminals.
  • All aspects of environmental law including premises environmental problems as well as hazardous material spills.
  • Mergers and acquisitions of transportation-related companies.
  • Succession and estate issues in closely held or family owned transportation-related business.
  • Tax advice and litigation arising out of transportation-related matters.
  • Labor and lemployment aw.
  • Administrative law and representation of companies before State and Federal agencies.
  • General corporate law.

Our overall understanding of the transportation industry, combined with our long history and extensive experience, give us a unique insight and enables the firm to provide quality legal services for all transportation-related matters. Contact Price, Meese, Shulman and D’Arminio, PC, to speak with our transportation law attorneys for a more comprehensive analysis of how our firm can represent your business.

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