Transportation & Logistics
Thomas L. Gemmell
Wesley D. Hurst
Mobility & Vehicle Use
The transportation industry is rapidly changing, leading to a critical business need for innovative service models and forward-thinking corporate partnerships. Drawing from the strength of professionals in practices across the firm, Polsinelli’s Transportation & Logistics attorneys use decades of experience in a range of industries to counsel clients on a host of legal and regulatory issues.
With depth across the entire field of transportation and logistics, our representation most frequently centers on the following industries:
: Polsinelli attorneys work with manufacturers, retailers, and lessors of vehicles on cutting-edge program development (including car sharing programs), litigation involving contract disputes, class actions and product liability, protection of their product innovations, and insurance programs and/or risk reduction.
: Our multi-disciplinary team counsels clients on virtually all aviation law practice areas , including aircraft ownership and use, manufacturing and certification, unmanned aircraft systems, regulatory compliance and litigation.
: With collective decades of experience with major trucking operators, we understand the critical logistics systems that play prominently in this industry. We counsel some of the nation’s largest trucking companies on class actions, employment claims, and breach of contract issues.
While the specific vehicles utilized in these industries may vary, there are also many common operational and regulatory issues that exist. Our legal team counsels clients in all transportation industries in the following areas:
Corporate and transactional advice
, including commercial contracts and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances
Financial services such as private equity investment, sophisticated loan origination and capital tax leases
Employment advice and defense, including compliance counseling and litigation
Insurance requirements, risk mitigation, and if necessary, insurance recovery
Intellectual property protection and litigation, including patent, trademark and counterfeit goods
Regulatory issues such as permitting, required disclosures, import/export compliance and legislative advocacy
Litigation matters and litigation mitigation and avoidance related to such issues as contractual agreements, shareholder disputes, lease disputes, product liability, matters arising out of accidents, and other business disputes
Publications & Presentations
Start Your (Autonomous!) Engines—but Check for Compliance Obligations First!
Author; Bloomberg BNA: Internet Law Resource Center
November 21, 2017
Publications & Presentations
Avoiding Electronic Toll Collection Pitfalls
Co-Author, Auto Rental News
November 16, 2017
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