Logistics and Transportation Service Contracts

Few external lawyers can match our broad expertise in drafting and negotiating contracts governing logistics and transportation services performed anywhere in the world, including:

  • Airfreight

  • Seafreight

  • Ocean consolidation

  • Express parcel

  • Customs brokerage

  • Warehousing (from crossdock to order fulfillment, both shared and dedicated facilities)

  • Distribution and trucking

  • Vendor managed inventory

  • Service parts logistics

  • Returns logistics

  • Project cargo

  • 4PL/materials management

  • Foreign trade zones

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Logistics Procurement


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For service providers, we support capacity and other procurement contracts:​


  • Air charters, including blocked space agreements

  • Vessel charters

  • Ocean carrier service agreements and NSAs

  • Temp warehouse labor contracts

  • WMS technology development and licensing

  • Office and warehouse leases

  • Equipment leases

  • Container leases

We provide general commercial and corporate legal support:
  • Agency contracts
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Company formation and corporate governance
  • Insurance policy review and coverage gap analysis
  • Outsourced general counsel services: managing the client’s day-to-day legal affairs and external law firms


General Commercial Legal Support

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We assist clients with compliance in the highly-regulated international transportation industry:

  • Customs

  • TSA

  • FMC

  • ITAR

  • Export/trade controls

  • Foreign corrupt practices/anti-bribery

  • Antitrust/competition


Regulatory Compliance

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Working collaboratively with the client’s internal stakeholders, we develop and implement policies and procedures to manage operational risk:


  • Contracts review, approval, and execution policies

  • Contract template development

  • Internal training in contracts, international transportation conventions, Incoterms, and insurance

  • Contract database and contract workflow management development

  • Aircraft charter policy development

  • Seafreight operations manual development

  • Standard trading conditions development, including ocean bills of lading, sea waybills, air waybills, warehouse receipts, forwarders cargo receipts 

Process Improvement


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