Transportation Law

Our attorneys specialize in the transportation field and have a thorough understanding of carrier regulation and compliance issues. We bring an innovative approach to handling transportation issues that is based on over thirty (30) years of representing transportation enterprises in numerous business and litigation matters.

Our services include:

  • Transportation regulation
  • Transportation litigation
  • Representation before public agencies (DOT, FMCSA, PUC, DOL, EDD, DIR, WCIRB, etc.)
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Freight Damage Claims
  • CHP/DOT suspensions and penalty assessments

Transportation Clients

We represent surface, freight, passenger carriers, and shippers, such as:

  • Trucking companies
  • Motor carriers
  • Bus and motor coach operators
  • Couriers
  • Agents
  • Brokers
  • Logistics providers
  • Transportation brokers
  • Warehouse operators
  • Shippers’ agents
  • Freight Forwarders

Transportation Regulation

We regularly provide counsel and advice regarding international, federal, and state regulations for motor carriers, brokers, passenger carriers, couriers, and freight forwarders. Our attorneys assist carriers in their efforts to avoid censure and remain compliant with the law. We have experience with the requirements put forth by the Administrative Procedures Act.

Our firm has represented clients before the:

  • California Highway Patrol
  • California Department of Motor Vehicles
  • California Public Utilities Commission
  • California Department of Industrial Relations
  • Labor Commission
  • United States Department of Transportation
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

In addition, we provide representation in all California federal and civil courts. Our attorneys provide counsel to shippers, motor, bus, and other carriers who face business litigation, personal injury claims, and cargo or freight damage claims under federal, state, international, or maritime law. We also represent them on appeal, if necessary.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We have represented numerous transportation entities that have been involved in acquisitions and mergers. Our attorneys are well versed in the industry specific issues and considerations that arise in these transactions. We have been involved in large transactions involving “earn out” consideration, consulting agreements, bank involvement, innovative security arrangements, and extensive vehicle transfers. We also have experience creating Employee Stock Ownership Plans as an alternative to the business sale alternative.

For more information about our Transportation Law services, please call us at 650.573.9500 or email us at contactus@chauvellaw.com.

RON CHAUVEL

Partner

DEREK MYERS

Senior Associate

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