More than 10% of the nation’s gross domestic product comes from the transportation industry. As the 6th busiest port city in the United States, Seattle has a major impact on the regional and national economy. From this major hub and for more than three decades, Ryan Swanson’s Transportation Law Group has advised our transportation clients in virtually all modes of international, interstate and local transportation and logistics. Our transportation clients are located across the country and include motor carriers, railroads, airlines, insurers, shippers, brokers, freight forwarders, third party logistics companies and shipper associations.
We can also serve as general counsel for our transportation clients, meeting their legal needs in many areas beyond transportation, including:
- Business formation, structuring and financing
- Employment, including wage and hour disputes
- Federal regulatory requirements
- Freight claims and litigation
- Washington State business requirements
- State and federal tax issues and audits
- Workers’ safety and federal safety audits
- Real Estate
- Business succession and wealth transfer
Our team brings a wealth of technical and legal experience to bear in these areas because we have an international viewpoint and on-the-ground knowledge of local laws, changing federal regulatory standards and key industry players. This perspective allows us to provide efficient and effective legal services for our clients’ specific legal matters.
We are active in several industry organizations, including the Transportation Lawyers Association, the Conference of Freight Counsel and the Association for Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy. Our involvement in these organizations helps us proactively monitor new state and federal legislation, case law and other significant developments that may impact our transportation clients’ businesses.