Transportation

The transportation industry has always been subject to the vicissitudes of the global economy, and companies must be prepared to shift strategies as currency fluctuations and the ups and downs of national economies jostle the import-export equation across countries. Add to this the rising cost of fuel, a maze of growing regulations, environmental concerns, and the industry-altering impact of new technologies, and it is no surprise that transportation companies face significant challenges.

Gone are the days when a company could call on a single individual or even a handful of individuals to meet the full spectrum of its legal needs in the transportation arena. From real estate advice and vendor contracts to negotiating the intricacies of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, companies concerned with transporting goods have a host of legal issues that call for counsel with significant depth of experience.

At McGuireWoods, we have developed a cross-disciplinary team of professionals with deep industry knowledge and experience who represent domestic and international transportation clients in all aspects of their business operations, including:

We also counsel financial institutions, leasing companies, and other businesses in connection with domestic and international, single-investor and syndicated, leveraged and investment-grade loans, leveraged and single-investor leases, purchases and sales of assets, transportation contracts, and similar matters.

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John D. Padgett Partner T: +1 757 640 3779


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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

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Intermodal Chassis Leasing Company Secures $125 Million Investment

Representation of an investment capital firm in its $125 million investment in an intermodal chassis leasing company.
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BMO Capital Markets Corp.

Representation of BMO Capital Markets as financial advisor to (1) Primo Water in its $263 million acquisition of Glacier Water Services and (2) Providence and Worcester Railroad in $126 million sale to Genesee & Wyoming Inc.; and (3) Questar Assessment Inc. in its $127.5 million sale to Educational Testing Service.
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Strongco Focuses on Canadian Operations

Representation of Strongco Corp., a Canada-based multiline equipment dealer, in its $12.4 million sale of Chadwick-BaRoss, Inc.
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Advisor to Sterling Partners

Representation of Sterling Partners in its acquisition of DBi Services, a global leader in transportation infrastructure operations and maintenance.
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GE Sells Stake in Penske Truck Leasing

Representation of the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. in its $499 million acquisition from subsidiaries of GE Capital Global Holdings, LLC of a 14.4 percent ownership interest in Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.
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Schneider Becomes Nation’s Foremost “First-to-Final-Mile” Delivery Provider

Representation of Schneider, a premier provider of transportation and logistics services, in its simultaneous acquisitions of Watkins & Shepard and Lodeso.
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Tractor trailer wrongful death case

Successfully argued and prevailed on numerous motions in tractor trailer wrongful death case. Prevailed on two summary judgment motions (causation and standard of care necessitating expert testimony), summary judgment on punitive damages, plea in bar on workers’ compensation as exclusive remedy, plea of sovereign immunity, and on several motions in limine.
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Long-term sponsorship and endorsement deal

Representation of firm client KIA Motors in a long-term sponsorship and endorsement deal with NBA superstar LeBron James.
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Multiyear services and endorsement agreement

Representation of firm client KIA Motors in multiyear services and endorsement agreement with NBA superstar Blake Griffin.
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Recapitalization of a provider of vehicle service contracts

Represented Summit Park in its recapitalization of C.A.R.S. Protection Plus, a leading provider of vehicle service contracts.
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International Communications Group, Inc.

Representation of International Communications Group, Inc., a leading provider of satellite-based global voice and data communication products and services for the aviation industry, in its sale to Rockwell Collins, Inc.
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Virginia Supreme Court Reverses and Renders Final Judgment Where Plaintiffs’ Liability Expert Lacked Sufficient Foundation for his Opinion.

Hyundai Motor Company, Ltd., et al., v. Keith Allen Duncan, Individually and as Guardian and Conservator for Zachary Gage Duncan, et al., Record No. 140216. On January 8, 2015, the Supreme Court of Virginia reversed a $14.14 million jury verdict against Hyundai and entered final judgment in favor of Hyundai.  The court held that the plaintiffs’ expert testimony, which was the sole support for plaintiffs’ liability theory, should not have been admitted by the trial court because it was merely the expert’s “ipse dixit assumption” and was without any evidentiary support or empirical analysis.
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Port terminal operator

McGuireWoods persuaded the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to affirm a grant of summary judgment previously obtained by the firm on behalf of APM Terminals in an Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) lawsuit.
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Former Executive Director of a regional transportation authority

Representation of former Executive Director of a regional transportation authority in the defense of a case alleging violation of First Amendment rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and violation of the Illinois Whistleblower Act. The plaintiff, a former attorney of certain pension plans and 401(k)s, alleged that his representation was terminated because he reported pension funding shortfalls and statutory violations. After filing both a motion to dismiss and a motion for sanctions the court dismissed all claims against our client and ordered full briefing on the Rule 11 sanctions motion. Matter settled, our client agreed to withdraw his motion for sanctions and the plaintiff agreed to entry of judgment in favor of our client and to waive any right to appeal.
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Wood Creek Adds 37 Aircraft to Portfolio

Representation of Wood Creek Management, LLC in its $750 million acquisition of Genesis Funding Limited from AerCap International Bermuda, Ltd.
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Bid Protests

Led a bid protest effort on behalf of an air traffic control manufacturer by successfully protesting a multiyear award to the client’s competitor, initiating recovery of attorney fees pursuant to federal law and overturning more than a decade of anti-competitive procurement activity by the FAA.
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Terminal operator

Represented APM Terminals North America, Inc. in the negotiation and litigation arising from the dissolution of the Versiant Corporation contract with APM Terminals North America, Inc.
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National rental car company

Representation of a national rental car company in a strict products liability and negligence action by consumer alleging that the crash was caused by defective and/or poorly installed tires on rental vehicle. The court granted summary judgment for the firm’s client, finding that plaintiff failed to submit any evidence creating a disputed issue of fact as to the existence of a defect.
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World leader in the manufacture of heavy duty diesel engines

Representation of world leader in the manufacture of heavy duty diesel engines in a wrongful death asbestos case. Obtained summary judgment for our client despite specific identification of our product as a product used by the decedent and despite strenuous opposition from plaintiff.
Case Study

Team wins high-stakes arbitration for major transportation company

A team of McGuireWoods lawyers from Jacksonville and Atlanta secured a significant arbitration victory for a leading North American supplier of rail transportation services.

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Ben Abel Benjamin P. Abel
Associate
Court Square Building
310 Fourth Street, N.E.
Suite 300
Charlottesville, VA 22902-1288

T: +1 434 980 2233
F: +1 434 980 2262
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Scott E Adams Scott E. Adams
Associate
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5461
F: +1 703 712 5278
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Vassilis Akritidis Vassilis Akritidis
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 53
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Stephen David Allred Stephen David Allred
Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2214
F: +1 704 444 8702
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Frank B Atkinson Frank B. Atkinson
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4376
F: +1 804 698 2226
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Yongqing Bao Yongqing Bao
Associate
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 24
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Tracy Baynard Tracy M. Baynard
Sr. VP, Infrastructure and Economic Development & Gov. Relations Services McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5083
F: +1 703 712 5225
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Rosemary Becchi Rosemary Becchi
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 2946
F: +1 202 828 2971
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Sabrina A Beldner Sabrina A. Beldner
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

Two Embarcadero Center
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111-3821

T: +1 310 956 3419
F: +1 310 956 3119
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T:+1 415 844 1947
F: +1 415 844 1925

Lynet Bidrossian Linet Bidrossian
Attorney
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8263
F: +1 310 956 3168
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Eric Bilik R. Eric Bilik
Partner
Bank of America Tower
50 North Laura Street
Suite 3300
Jacksonville, FL 32202-3661

T: +1 904 798 2685
F: +1 904 360 6304
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Candace Ali Blydenburgh Candace Ali Blydenburgh
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4772
F: +1 804 698 2034
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Brennan Bolt Brennan W. Bolt
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5725
F: +1 404 443 5768
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Seth Borden Seth H. Borden
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 2180
F: +1 212 715 2308
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Bryan C Brantley Bryan C. Brantley
Partner
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 412 667 7983
F: +1 412 667 7971
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Thomas R Brice Thomas R. Brice
Partner
Bank of America Tower
50 North Laura Street
Suite 3300
Jacksonville, FL 32202-3661

T: +1 904 798 2629
F: +1 904 360 6335
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Thomas William Bruno Thomas William Bruno
Associate
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1853
F: +1 804 440 7731
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Liz Buckley Elizabeth A. Buckley
Counsel
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5744
F: +1 404 443 5795
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Jennifer R Burbine Jennifer R. Burbine
Counsel
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5736
F: +1 404 443 5798
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Robert L Burrus Jr. Robert L. Burrus Jr.
Chairman Emeritus
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4306
F: +1 804 698 2023
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Scott S Cairns Scott S. Cairns
Partner
Bank of America Tower
50 North Laura Street
Suite 3300
Jacksonville, FL 32202-3661

T: +1 904 798 3223
F: +1 904 798 3261
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Patrick Cary Patrick L. Carey
VP, State Government Relations McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8134
F: +1 312 698 4535
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Anthony Carna Anthony J. Carna
Partner
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 412 667 7932
F: +1 412 667 7948
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Charles Case Charles D. Case
Partner
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601

T: +1 919 755 6698
F: +1 919 775 6675
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Meghan M Cloud Meghan Cloud
Counsel
Court Square Building
310 Fourth Street, N.E.
Suite 300
Charlottesville, VA 22902-1288

T: +1 434 977 2534
F: +1 434 980 2254
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Event

Tax Benefits for Infrastructure Projects

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Speaking Engagement

Transportation Megaconference XIII: Trucking and Motor Carrier Litigation

March 8-10, 2017
New Orleans, LA
Speaking Engagement

FDA News Webinar

August 17, 2016
Webinar
Speaking Engagement

Fleet Safety Conference

July 20, 2016
Schaumburg, IL
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Article

Unmanned Aerial Systems and the Utility of the Future

NACWA The Water Voice
June 17, 2015
Legal Alert

Drones: New Technology, New Opportunity?

June 16, 2015
Article

Under Pressure

The trucking industry reacts to new attacks on the independent contractor model

Transportation & Logistics
Summer 2014
Article

The P3 Alliance

Will It Pass Muster With EU Regulators?

The Maritime Executive
January 29, 2014
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