We know your business. Legal and regulatory issues in connection with mobility and vehicle use are dynamic, evolving, and challenging. With decades of experience, Polsinelli attorneys have litigated and counseled in connection with virtually every aspect of the mobility and vehicle use business and have a deep knowledge of the mobility and rental car industry. We represent carsharing companies, rental car companies, OEMs, and mobility startups pursuing new and emerging business models for the use of vehicles. We have more than 850 lawyers in 22 offices and a core team of attorneys with substantial industry experience.

Examples of our experience include:

  • New Business Models: We assist clients in emerging areas such as subscription programs, multiple uses of vehicles and various forms of carsharing, van pooling, and technology-enabled business models. 
  • Vehicle Use Agreement Review and Compliance with Legislation: We regularly advise clients on rental and vehicle use agreement terms, including necessary amendments based on legislative and legal developments.
  • Technology, Telematics and Privacy: Polsinelli regularly advises on telematics data collection and use, privacy laws, and other technology, privacy and data security matters.
  • Carsharing Programs: We represent many businesses, including motor vehicle manufacturers in the development of innovative carsharing programs and other mobility models.
  • Insurance and Regulatory Advice: We provide advice and assistance to companies in mobility industries relating to insurance programs and risk reduction. 
  • Employment Advice and Defense: We advise clients on state and federal employment law compliance (including employee classification matters), assist with personnel policies, and advise on hiring and termination procedures, testing, and background screening of applicants. We have extensive experience defending administrative claims and employment actions.
  • Defense of Consumer Class Actions: Polsinelli has defended over 200 class actions in numerous industries, including consumer class actions alleging liability in connection with practices such as the sale of optional insurance, damage waivers, the utilization of fuel gauges for refueling charges, and various sales practices.
  • Prepared program documents and provided legal analysis regarding carsharing and related mobility programs being offered by an OEM in select markets.
  • Prepared program documents and provided legal analysis regarding a subscription program being offered by an OEM in select markets.
  • Prepared program documents and provided legal analysis regarding two separate all-electric vehicle carsharing programs offered in select markets, including one which involved a public private partnership.
  • Prepared program documents and provided legal analysis regarding a multi-platform commuting services program offered in select markets.
  • Prepared program documents and provided legal analysis regarding amending long-term lease documents to allow for vehicle use in mobility programs such as TNC use.
  • Prepared rental agreements and provided legal analysis regarding counter-based rental car programs in various markets throughout the country.
  • Prepared data services agreements between business partners outlining terms of data services, ownership, use and other matters.
  • Provided legal analysis regarding the Graves Amendment and new mobility platforms to mobility industry insurance brokers.
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Co-Author, Auto Rental News
May 30, 2018
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Hey is that Legal? Top 10 Legal Issues Surrounding On-Demand Rentals (Carsharing)
Co-Presenter, International Car Rental Show
April 17, 2018
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The Evolution of Carsharing: What's Next On the Horizon?
March 12, 2018
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Co-Author, Auto Rental News
November 16, 2017
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2018 and Beyond: Economic Opportunities from Traffic Jams
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September 25, 2017
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Economic Forecast & Trends
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September 25, 2017
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Association of Corporate Counsel
2Q2017
June 2017
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Co-presenter, International Car Rental Show; Las Vegas, NV
March 28, 2017
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Effective Counter Sales that Won’t Get You in Trouble
Presenter, Auto Rental Summit; Lake Buena Vista, Florida
October 25, 2016
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Auto Rental News
September/October 2016