Provided advice to tire manufacturers regarding TREAD Act compliance issues
Transportation & Logistics
Clark Hill transportation attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of the transportation industry – with involvement that began with our predecessor firms' work with the maritime, aviation and trucking industries. With generations of experience, our attorneys and other professionals have the perspective needed to counsel our clients on the ever-increasing intermodal nature of transportation, nationally and globally.
We serve a diverse body of transportation clients, ranging from over-the-road trucking companies to airlines, railroads, consolidators, maritime vessels, customs brokers, expediters, storage facilities, and logistics companies. While we continue to represent clients before multiple governmental agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Transportation, Department of Labor, Department of Civil Rights, Department of Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the United States Customs Service, our practice is increasingly moving in the direction of assistance to businesses challenged by the demands of delivering commercial goods in interstate and foreign commerce in a timely and cost-efficient manner. This diverse client base involves our attorneys in an increasing variety of matters, ranging from freight claims and accidents to labor negotiations, environmental matters, to mergers and acquisitions.
Our transportation team is constantly updating their knowledge and experience in the transportation industry through practice before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and participating in several transportation conferences and associations. These organizations include the Michigan Trucking Association, Transportation Lawyers Association, Conference of Freight Counsel, Maritime Law Association, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Transportation Industry Defense Association, North American Transportation Employee Relations Association, American Trucking Associations, and the Canadian Transport Lawyers Association. We are also a member of international legal networks through which we coordinate the needs of our clients for legal representation in commercial countries of the world.
Our attorneys and other professionals have a broad understanding of the transportation industry and are dedicated to providing quality and timely assistance on all transportation matters. Whether your matter involves a routine accident, freight claim, an employment matter, a complex intermodal master agreement, or financing transaction, we are committed to responding immediately and with the most advanced technology and industry contacts to assist you in concluding your transportation business promptly and in a cost-efficient manner.
Areas of practice:
- Admiralty & Maritime
- Customs Brokers
- Logistics Providers
- Over The Road Haulers
Represented Conrail Corporation in PCB remediation Superfund action at the Paoli rail yard
Represent an automobile parts supplier trade association concerning its potential environmental liability from emissions and releases during the normal use of the product
Advised tire manufacturers and the industry trade association in connection with tire recalls and customer satisfaction programs, labeling and disclosure, applicability of NHTSA regulations if products not in compliance with NHTSA regulations are returned to the country of origin, methods of methods of protecting the confidential information
Evaluated reporting obligations and potential recall obligations for numerous companies, including tire manufacturers
Advised an investor concerning potential liability from owning and operating a waste transport company
While at EPA, brought an enforcement action against railroad due to the contamination at its rail yard
Assisted a national trade association in drafting pre-emption language for an amendment to a federal energy efficiency provision
Representation of a railroad logistics company in the acquisition of a trucking logistics company.
Representation of a railroad logistics company in the acquisition of an intermodal logistics company.
Advising automotive suppliers in the analysis, negotiation and modification of OEM and Tier 1 customer purchasing terms and conditions
Currently defending a trucking company in a personal injury claim arising from an accident in Wayne County, Michigan.
Advising a Tier 1 automotive supplier on the dissolution of a global logistics joint venture with an OEM.
Advising a multinational mining products manufacturer on the restructuring of its global supply chain.