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Transportation industry leaders contend with issues of safety, environmental impact, technological innovation, economic concerns and governmental challenges on a near-daily basis. The interests of motor carriers, railroads, aviation, admiralty, and oil and gas companies can often be one and the same, and at other times, can be wildly divergent. Baker Donelson's practice is unique in its scope, because we service all of these industries from both a legal and a public policy standpoint – something few other firms offer. And because of that wide representation, our attorneys are able to share knowledge and insight that is then leveraged for the benefit of our clients.

Our transportation industry clients come from every area: aviation, motor carrier, railroad, maritime, oil and gas, and automotive, including dealerships and manufacturers. They are not just the providers, but also the consumers and intermediaries: manufacturers, distributors, forwarders, brokers and logistics consultants.

Our lawyers are committed to the industry. We know how transportation industry companies operate, we know the regulations and laws that are unique to it, and we know how to tie it all together. Clients rely on us for all of their needs, from every type of litigation issue to the full scope of labor and employment issues. They come to us for help with appropriations, DOT and FAA regulation concerns, national and international mergers, consolidations, sales, acquisitions and roll-ups, 24-hour emergency accident investigation assistance and more. They know we understand and will help them comply with federal, state and local regulations, and when needed, reach out to appropriate governmental personnel on their behalf.

As another way of demonstrating our commitment to the transportation industry, our attorneys actively participate and hold leadership positions in transportation associations and conferences in order to stay abreast of the legal issues affecting the industry. We understand the economic, regulatory and legal challenges the industry faces, and we work to help our clients navigate those issues on a daily basis.

We are well-respected among our peers, as well.

We're located in 21 offices across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, D.C., and we often work beyond these borders. We act as regional and national counsel for many of our clients.

For more detail on our comprehensive transportation practice, please visit our other transportation pages on our website.

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