Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys

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The Moore & Van Allen Transportation & Logistics Team responds to clients’ legal needs that arise anywhere in the international supply chain in a prompt, cost-effective manner. We cover all modes of transportation, including motor carrier, aviation, rail, maritime/barge, customs and international trade, and third party logistics. The depth of our experience encompasses regulatory advice and counsel, contract management, commercial and financial advice, insurance/risk management and state and federal lobbying. In addition, our litigators have represented clients successfully in administrative and civil litigation in state and federal courts.

The breadth and depth of our experience and transportation practice coverage is significant. Among other areas, our Transportation & Logistics Team is dedicated to the following sub-practices:  

  • Motor Carrier / Trucking
  • Aviation / Aerospace
  • Rail
  • Barge / Maritime
  • Finance / Leasing / Chartering
  • Transportation Insurance / Risk Management
  • Legislative / Compliance / Lobbying
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Examples of our past representation include:

  • Manage contract and insurance documentation for a client shipper for its 850+ trucking partners (turn-key contract management – form documentation preparation; insurance analysis and negotiation; cargo claims management; regulatory and legislative updates).
  • Represented clients in negotiations with the largest trucking, brokerage and LTL companies in the world, including: J.B. Hunt; Landstar; CRST Malone; Swift Transportation; McLane Food Distributors; C.H. Robinson; Access America; Total Quality Logistics; UTi Worldwide; Exel/Mode Transportation; Echo Global; Con-way; Old Dominion; UPS; and FedEx.
  • Appointed by Fortune 200 Client to its Logistics Team, advising on truck, barge, rail and international import/export issues.
  • Represent clients regarding international shipping matters, including U.S./Mexico-border crossing issues, customs and freight-forwarder processes, C-TPAT Terrorism/Security Certifications, and country-of-origin labeling requirements.
  • Advise clients on transportation-related legislation and tracking pending transportation legislation.
  • Representation of international airport authority in construction matters, debt issuance, establishment and termination of airline hubs, terminal concessions agreements, airline agreements, rental car agreements and Federal Aviation Administration and other aviation regulatory/compliance matters.
  • Representation of high profile brand truck dealer, including service, maintenance and large truck leasing operation, including state-wide dealership acquisition.
  • Representation of major international jet aircraft sales/broker company, including general corporate work, joint ventures, international expansions and disputes.
  • Experience in intermodal, transloading and other supply chain management issues.
  • Draft and negotiate charter party agreements, contracts of affreightment, ocean/shipping bills of lading and ocean and inland tug/tow contracts.
  • Negotiate aircraft purchase, finance and leasing agreements. 


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  • April 2020, MVA COVID-19 Resource Center

    In a few short weeks, shuttered doors and emptied streets have become characteristic of even the most robust urban centers of our country. In the face of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, nearly 95% of Americans currently are subject to government issued stay-at-home orders and non-essential businesses remain closed. We have progressed to the point where government and industry are working to develop plans to reopen the economy, but even those plans likely will require at least several more weeks under the current conditions. With the economy essentially grinding to a halt, the transportation sector has been hit hard. It has been said that weathering this pandemic may set transportation back decades if the right actions are not taken to stem the financial impact.