Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law
  • M.B.A., McColl School of Business, Queens University of Charlotte
  • B.S., North Carolina State University
  • North Carolina
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Joseph W. Norman

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Transportation & Logistics Practice

Mr. Norman has an extensive transportation and logistics commercial and regulatory law practice, employing a value-driven approach particularly focusing on appraising and addressing risk from an operational and commercial perspective.

Mr. Norman acts as primary outside transportation counsel to a diverse client set – including Fortune 200 multi-modal shippers, motor carriers with in excess of 500 trucks and 1,000 drivers, and small regional motor carriers.

He has broad experience in negotiating multi-modal contracts of carriage, including motor carrier and brokerage agreements for inbound, outbound, full truckload, less than truckload and final mile delivery; 3PL, 4PL, crossdock and warehousing agreements; transloading and intermodal agreements; ocean-going (VOCC and NVOCC) and inland waterway contracts of affreightment; barge fleeting, shifting and stevedoring agreements; air freight agreements; railroad interchange agreements; fleet leasing agreements; and various other transportation-related agreements. As part of his transportation and logistics practice, Mr. Norman oversees the transportation contract management processes and global insurance management programs for multiple Fortune 200 companies. His practice also includes advising clients on motor carrier and railroad regulatory compliance issues, including compliance implementation programs and compliance auditing. Mr. Norman also acts as special transportation counsel to the firm’s finance, litigation and corporate practices.

Of Note

  • Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions Law "Ones to Watch", 2021