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Transportation & Logistics Services

Bankruptcy and Insolvency

We have significant experience in counseling secured, priority, and unsecured commercial creditors both outside of and within bankruptcy proceedings in getting our clients paid.  We represent official and unofficial creditors’ committees in both Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Our creditor representations include debt restructurings, such as the refinancing of secured debt, negotiated settlements, recapitalization, the negotiation of fixed obligations, such as loans and leases, and assisting creditors in maximizing their return and protecting collateral.  We represent clients in both selling and purchasing distressed assets, whether in the ordinary course or in bankruptcy and other insolvency proceedings.  We provide our clients with tremendous resources and insight to aggressively handle all complex bankruptcy litigation matters, including adequate protection and stay relief matters, as well as preference, fraudulent conveyance, turnover and other avoidance actions.

Employment Advice

 

We have years of experience counseling our clients regarding various employment matters, including navigating independent contractors and employee relationships in the most cost-effective fashion, negotiating and entering into employment agreements and master service agreements with suppliers, handling and litigating employee related claims, such as workplace discrimination matters and wrongful termination disputes, negotiating restrictive covenants, wage and hour compliance, overtime, worker classifications, government audits and related litigation, personnel policy development and training, severance agreements and claims mediation, successorship, joint employer and co-employer issues and work visas, H1-Bs, I-9 compliance, and E-verify.

Contractual Enforcement

We ensure our clients’ contracts are in compliance with all applicable laws and are thereby enforceable.  We also help our clients to enforce their contractual rights, including, without limitation, exercising their rights under relevant lien laws.

Litigation

Our experienced and accomplished litigation department has significant experience handling complex commercial litigation cases in federal and state courts in a multiple number of jurisdictions, as well as having significant expertise in handling matters pending in alternative dispute resolution forums.  The Firm’s litigators have had a very successful track record in aggressively advancing the interests of our clients while, at the same time, ensuring that those interests are protected consistent with a client’s business objectives. 

Corporate Transactions

Our Firm handles corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, sales, and purchases of companies through stock or assets.  Our attorneys guide our clients during start-up, laying the groundwork for attracting capital.  We advise buyers, sellers, investors, shareholder groups, boards of directors and other interested parties in all aspects of complex business combinations and other forms of acquisitions.  Many times, our most important contribution occurs at the outset of the transaction when we assist our clients in their analysis, structure and planning of the transaction.  This initial planning serves to inform the subsequent negotiations, due diligence, document preparation, and ultimate closing.

Real Estate

We counsel and advise clients on all legal issues they may encounter, including the development of internal corporate policies and procedures, best employment practices, compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and developing enhanced and more efficient operational processes. 

Strategic Advice and Compliance

We counsel and advise clients on all legal issues they may encounter, including the development of internal corporate policies and procedures, best employment practices, compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and developing enhanced and more efficient operational processes.