Transportation Law

Our transportation law attorneys provide advice, government affairs consulting and litigation legal services for numerous transportation industry clients. We have represented some of the country's largest air carriers, ocean carriers, light and heavy rail contractors, car rental agencies, automobile dealerships, and vendors in connection with major public/private partnerships, contracts, litigation matters and legislative issues affecting their interests. We represent our clients in court and in front of government agencies at all levels including counties, municipalities, the State transportation departments, regional transit authorities and Federal agencies. Some of our ongoing transportation-related work includes the following:

  • Representation of a major international airline in connection with the construction of a $1.5 billion airport expansion in partnership with Miami-Dade County.
  • Representation of an international defense and transportation contractor in connection with a "single source" contract to provide a universal fair collection system in a major metropolitan area.
  • Representation of the world's largest airport duty free retailer in connection with various projects in Florida.
  • Representation of an international surface transportation vendor in connection with its contract to design and oversee the overhaul of Miami-Dade County's Metro-rail and Metro-mover system.
  • Representation of several of the largest international rail builders including Bombardier, Alstom, and Kawasaki in connection with major rail procurements throughout Florida.
  • Representation of largest US commuter rail locomotive manufacturer in connection with highly contested locomotive purchase for Florida commuter line.
  • Representation of transit system parts consolidator in connection with efforts to privatize spare parts inventory for large municipal transit agencies.
  • Representation of transportation technology firm in effort to assist transit agencies in modernizing fleet monitoring, maintenance and public information systems.
  • Representation of multiple parking industry vendors in efforts to privatize public parking functions through public-private partnerships.
  • Representation of major food, fuel and retail concession operator in proposal to the Florida Department of Transit to redevelop and operate Florida Turnpike rest stops.
  • Representation of major international construction firms on numerous public private infrastructure development opportunities and transactions on highway, parking, sea port and airport projects.

Interstate, intrastate, and public transportation, whether by road, rail, sea or air, is expanding exponentially and changing daily with technological and economic innovation.  We help our clients navigate the evolving legal and political terrain to create the most successful deployments and protect their interests in the event of disputes.  Sizable transportation projects require large teams that combine diverse skill sets.  As the legal and government affairs piece, we continue to work with the team throughout the life of the project, from the procurement phase through construction and throughout the life of the operation as needs arise.