Transportation, Shipping, Trucking & Logistics

We have extensive experience working on matters in the transportation, shipping, trucking and logistics industries. The expertise of the lawyers in our Transportation, Trucking & Logistics Group complements the Firm’s  Aviation & Aircraft, Complex Commercial Litigation, Business Law & Commercial Transactions, Employment Law & Litigation and Labor Law practice groups, all who collaborate to solve issues that our clients encounter on a daily basis.

Our knowledge and experience of the myriad federal and state enforcement agencies and their regulatory environments are invaluable to the business community, particularly for our aviation, port commerce, warehousing, shipping, mass transit, rail, and trucking industry clients. Our team responds to our clients’ needs as they arise anywhere in the supply chain in a practical and cost-effective manner. Our team covers motor carrier, aviation, rail, maritime and third-party logistics. We regularly advise our clients on regulatory compliance; contract management; commercial and financial matters; insurance and risk management as well as state and federal lobbying. In addition, our litigators successfully represent clients in administrative and civil litigation in state and federal courts.

TRUCKING, RAIL AND SURFACE TRANSPORTATION

Our attorneys advise on a wide range of regulatory compliance matters including the Motor Carrier Safety Act, Railway Labor Act and National Labor Relations Act. This includes:

  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Driver duty hours and rest periods
  • Electronic logging device requirements
  • Independent contractor and owner/operator issues
  • Safety regulations
  • Licensing requirements
  • “Truth in Leasing” regulations
  • Negotiation and review of warehouse and terminal leases
  • Lease agreement audits and procedures used by motor carriers to manage their owner/operator fleets
  • Drafting of transportation agreements, equipment leases and employment contracts
  • Advising on the acquisition and financing of trucks, trailers and related equipment
  • Human resource matters
  • Employee benefits issues
  • Wage and hour matters
  • Independent contractor issues
  • Union-free training
  • Responding to union campaigns
  • National Labor Relations Board matters
  • Labor arbitration
  • Collective bargaining
  • OSHA matters
  • Employment litigation

MARITIME

We serve the legal and business needs of the regional port district business community, including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  In increasingly complex regulatory systems, marine transportation systems, challenging security frameworks and a multi-step global supply chain, our attorneys are adept at effectively representing our clients from planning to delivery, including dispute advocacy.

Our attorneys have considerable experience in maritime and port-related areas:

  • Port facility development and operating agreements
  • Leasehold agreements for port and port-related facilities
  • Negotiations with local and state regulatory bodies
  • Union and labor issues
  • Waterfront commission licensing, regulatory compliance and hearings
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Office of Inspector General (PAOIG) investigations and audits
  • Public-private partnerships

AVIATION

Our Aviation and Aircraft Labor Group has experience in:

  • Air terminal facility development
  • Leasehold and operating agreements
  • Union and labor matters
  • Employee matters
  • Insurance coverage
  • Tort and contract claims
  • Legislative and regulatory policy

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Angelo J. Genova
Chair & Managing Partner
973.535.7100

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John R. Vreeland
Partner
973.535.7118

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David P. Cooke
Of Counsel
973.309.6076