Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys provide counseling and litigation assistance to many clients in the transportation industry, handling matters related to the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, rail systems, highways, tunnels and ports. Our attorneys also 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 Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal and State Regulation
  • Finance
  • Governmental Contracts 
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Tax

Our clients in these industries include:

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

Transportation

Experience Highlights

Counsel for a large design/build/operate/maintain contractor
Represents a Fortune 100 design/build/operate/maintain contractor for a heavy rail mass transit system in the Caribbean. We serve as more
Litigation over operating agreements and maintenance contracts for rail travel company
Represented a major rail travel company in suits over rail lines owned by the freight railroads in front of the National Arbitration Panel, a special more
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
Large community-owned utility matter
Represented one of the largest community-owned utility in the United States, in a matter involving defectively constructed runways that ultimately more

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