Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys provide counseling and litigation assistance to many clients in the transportation industry. We cover all modes of transportation, including motor carrier, aviation, rail systems, highways, tunnels, maritime/ports, and third party logistics. Our attorneys handle also matters related to the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations. Our attorneys 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
  • Corporate Governance
  • Environment and Product Regulation 
  • Federal and State Regulation
  • Finance
  • Governmental Contracts 
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Tax

Our clients in these industries include:

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

Transportation

Experience Highlights

Patent litigation related to estimated arrival times for four major airlines
Successfully represented four major airlines in patent infringement case involving location and estimated time of arrival of vehicles. Although many more
Mack Trucks, Inc. and Volvo Group North America, LLC

Represented Mack Trucks Inc. and Volvo Group North America, LLC in a successful challenge to interim non-conformance penalty regulations adopted more

Counsel to the City of Atlanta related to the design construction of an elevated light rail system for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Represented the City of Atlanta on matters related to the design, building and operation of an approximately $200 million dollar elevated light more
Defense of transportation company in nine-count lawsuit involving the sale of railcars
Representing XPO Intermodal in a suit brought by the purchaser of 340 railcars asserting eight separate claims including breach of a non-disclosure more

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