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

Litigation for an international design-builder of light rail transit systems
Represented an international design-builder of light rail transit systems in connection with an accident. Counseled 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
Litigation for airport authority
Represented the airport authority in its alternative dispute resolution process and then litigation with the general contractor for the more
Construction litigation for transportation company
Represent the public owner on the largest construction project undertaken in the United States. We have been working with the owner’s team, including more

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