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Transportation and Logistics

Transportation and Logistics

The firm has a wide variety of experienced general transportation and logistics attorney-practitioners, representing both privately and publicly owned companies for their unique distribution and supply-chain requirements. In this dynamic industry, we are counsel to a broad and diverse range of domestic and international commercial carriers, including motor, water, rail, passenger, air cargo and household goods companies. In addition to direct suppliers and users of such services, we regularly assist local and national third-party brokers, intermediaries and full-service logistics enterprises with contractual, transactional and litigation matters. 

Contractual & Transactional

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Contractual relationships
  • Comprehensive service contracts
  • Risk management mitigation
  • Business structures and management
  • Successorship planning
  • Financings
  • Security and credit arrangements
  • Insurance coverage
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Real estate development
  • Sales and due diligence
  • Addressing the intricacies of a generational family business


Litigation matters regularly include domestic and international transportation disputes between transportation companies and their customers, as well as among transportation companies, and actions resulting from government intervention. These include:

  • Freight loss and damage claims
  • Disputes regarding contract construction and interpretation
  • Freight payment disputes
  • Environmental laws and compliance
  • Creditor’s rights
  • Defense of state and agency enforcement actions related to environmental, equipment and clean air initiatives
  • Labor disputes, including defense of union disputes and class actions designed to challenge independent contractor status  

Representative Clients

  • Less-than-truckload
  • Package
  • Truckload general freight
  • Liquid and dry bulk
  • Agriculture
  • Passenger, including bus, limousine, airport shuttle, taxi, and public transit carriers
  • Water
  • Air cargo
  • Foreign and domestic ground, air and ocean freight forwarders
  • Rail and bus commute
  • Transportation brokers
  • Warehouses
  • Passenger ferries
  • Generational family businesses

We also represent a number of public transit agencies, including:

  • The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District
  • BART
  • SamTrans
  • Caltrain
  • Other major districts throughout the country


Key Contacts

William Taylor
William Taylor
Sacramento, CA

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