Nexsen Pruet offers a wide range of legal services to the transportation industry. Those services cover regulatory, transactional and litigation needs. We represent companies and other entities in local, state, national and international venues. In addition, Firm attorneys are active in transportation industry groups, ensuring they stay abreast of changes in the industry.
Among the specific transportation areas served:
For nearly a decade Nexsen Pruet has served a leading automotive manufacturer with a large facility in South Carolina. Firm attorneys helped the company locate its plant in South Carolina, handling among other things, the negotiation of economic incentives and real estates services including acquisition, land assemblage, zoning and permitting.
The relationship has grown to provide services in a number of areas:
- Corporate law
- Employment advice
- Litigation assistance
- Contract review
- Construction law advice
- Incentives negotiation assistance
From a litigation perspective, our team has also assisted other automotive companies with a number of legal needs including serious injury, death and other catastrophic cases. We also have experience representing clients in product liability cases.
Our experience includes assisting a regional start-up airline to helping one of the largest airplane manufacturers in the world locate in South Carolina. In this highly regulated industry, quality legal advice can help steer clients away from expensive mistakes.
Our services cover a wide rage of aviation industry needs including:
- employment law
- labor law
- government representation
- economic development
- litigation needs
- regulatory requirements
- Tax law
- corporate law advice
Charleston, South Carolina is home to one of the country's major ports, and our attorneys are actively involved in Charleston's maritime community. We are members of the Maritime Association of the Port of Charleston, the Propeller Club of Charleston and other maritime-related groups.
We represent the Charleston Branch Pilots Association (Charleston Harbor Pilots), Charleston Navigation Co., and The State Ports Authority.
Our attorneys have a broad range of experience handling maritime-related matters such as:
- Jones Act matters
- Cargo claims
- Collision and allision claims
Recently, our firm was successful in defending a novel issue involving a COGSA package limitation relating to a cargo claim. (See, Schramm Inc. v. Shipco Transport, Inc., 2004 US App. LEXIS 7288 (4th Cir. 2004).
Additionally, we assist clients with:
- Ship purchases
- Vessel mortgages
- General marine finance transactions, including the preparation of charter agreements, bills of sale, preferred ship mortgages, and other documents
- Product liability and warranty disputes
- Marine insurance coverage matters
- Marine negligence claims
- Vessel arrests, and associated matters
Nexsen Pruet has represented clients involved in the railroad industry including freight companies and supporting businesses. Our litigation team has served clients facing wrongful death lawsuits and environmental spills.
Nexsen Pruet has substantial experience helping national motor carrier companies with a wide variety of needs including but not limited to: negotiating economic development incentives, handling wrongful death lawsuits, providing real estate services and assisting with regulatory requirements.
Our group has participated in industry-focused organizations and in training programs to develop in-depth knowledge to better serve our clients. Additionally, we have in-depth knowledge of medicine and medical issues, which aids our clients in highly technical cases that have a health component. Our group is experienced in trying both tractor trailer accident cases and product liability cases before juries in both state and federal courts. We focus primarily on serious injury, death and other catastrophic cases including environmental and chemical spills.