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Transportation and Logistics

Nothing keeps the global economy on track like the transportation and logistics industry. Whether transporting industrial or consumer goods via tractor-trailer, moving commodities by rail or delivering packages by drone, timely, cost-effective and reliable logistics partners are essential. With more than a century of industry understanding, Porter Wright brings an interdisciplinary approach to working with clients in transportation and logistics. We have worked with motor, air and rail carriers, logistics providers and consumers of transportation services from origin to destination and have navigated the local, state and national regulatory systems along the way. And when litigation looms, we are ideally suited to defend your interests whether the issue stems from a breach of contract, freight claim, competitive dispute, regulatory enforcement action, accident or employment matter.

Whether you operate by road, rail, air or water, we understand the legal issues that impact your business. We take into account how regulatory or statutory changes can impact your daily operations and will proactively work with you to keep your part of the supply chain moving. With offices across Ohio, as well as in Washington, D.C. and Florida, we are well-positioned to address your legal issues in an effective and efficient manner.

Our services in this area include: 

  • Commercial litigation (including freight damage/loss, trade secrets, non-compete / non-solicitation) 
  • Contract formation and enforcement 
  • Business growth and operation 
  • Regulatory affairs and compliance consulting 
  • Catastrophic injuries and wrongful death 
  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Equipment leasing and financing 
  • Environmental 
  • Internal investigations 
  • International trade and customs regulations and compliance 
  • Export control restrictions and compliance 
  • Workers’ compensation 
  • Labor and employment 
  • Local, state and international taxes