Transportation

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Greenberg Traurig's Transportation Group cuts across practices and geographic areas to bring together a team of talented attorneys experienced in the unique issues facing clients in the transportation industry. We handle transportation law matters related to aviation, shipping, railroads, and infrastructure development, as well as the retail automotive industry.

Attorneys from a range of practice areas, including Corporate, Litigation, Real Estate, Tax, Public Finance, Environmental, Labor & Employment, and Government Law & Policy, work together to assist clients facing challenges specific to the transportation industry, including:

  • Asset and equipment finance
  • Infrastructure investment
  • Public financing of transportation infrastructure, including Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
  • Tax structuring
  • Bid preparation and contract negotiation
  • Construction dispute resolution
  • Environmental concerns
  • Department of Transportation compliance programs
  • Compliance with transportation regulations

Automotive

Greenberg Traurig’s Automotive Group provides legal counsel to car dealers, investors, buyers, and sellers nationwide. We provide a multifaceted approach, advising on financing; real estate purchasing and land development; vendor relationships; tax structuring and planning; employment law; regulatory compliance; trust and estate planning; employee compensation and ERISA matters; and the structuring, negotiation, and management of dealership acquisitions and sales. Our significant relationships with accounting resources, operational partners, and traditional and nontraditional lenders and finance sources in the industry provide our clients with inclusive legal services for the evolving retail automotive industry.

Automotive Franchises

Our attorneys are also experienced in representing automobile manufacturers and distributors in their relationships with car dealers. Our team provides guidance on and has resolved disputes throughout the country involving all aspects of the dealer network, including establishments, terminations, relocations, transfers, rights of first refusal, dealer fraud, dealer agreement modifications, product introductions and withdrawals, allocation, and incentive programs. We routinely defend both federal and state dealer act-based claims and common law claims such as business torts, breach of contract, bad faith, and RICO. Drawing on Greenberg Traurig's vast capabilities and resources in the real estate, bankruptcy, and other sectors we are able to meet our clients’ needs across the board.

Business Aviation

Greenberg Traurig’s Aviation Group represents airlines, leasing companies, financial institutions, corporations, and other aviation-related businesses on a variety of finance, leasing, commercial, and related corporate matters. Our team is skilled in advising both domestic and foreign airlines, lessors, and lenders on aircraft, engines, and parts financings, purchases and sales of aircraft and aircraft portfolios, equipment leasing matters, as well as airline investments and other aviation-related commercial and operational matters. We capitalize on our global resources by working closely with our restructuring, tax, antitrust, governmental affairs, intellectual property, environmental, and labor & employment colleagues to develop multifaceted strategies meeting our clients’ aviation needs.

Rail

Greenberg Traurig’s Rail Group represents operators, leasing companies, financial institutions, corporations, and other rail-related businesses on a variety of finance, leasing, commercial, and related corporate matters. Our team is skilled in advising operators, lessors, and lenders on rolling stock procurement, financing, leasing, maintenance and operation, purchases and sales of rolling stock businesses and portfolios, equipment leasing matters, as well as rail infrastructure investments and other rail-related commercial and operational matters. We work closely with our restructuring, tax, antitrust, governmental affairs, intellectual property, real estate, environmental, and labor & employment colleagues to develop multifaceted strategies to fulfill our clients’ requirements in the sector.