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 our clients’ interests whether the issue stems from a breach of contract, freight claim, competitive dispute, regulatory enforcement action, accident or employment matter.

Whether operating by road, rail, air or water, we understand the legal issues that impact our clients’ businesses. We take into account how regulatory or statutory changes can impact daily operations, and will proactively work to keep the supply chain moving. 

Our services in this area include:

  • Commercial litigation (including freight damage/loss, trade secrets, non-compete and 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
  • Corporate and internal investigations
  • International trade, customs regulations and compliance
  • Export control restrictions and compliance
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Labor and employment
  • Local, state and international taxes
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Unmanned and autonomous systems (Drones and driverless vehicles)