Thompson & Knight represents business in the transportation sector in all aspects of their formation, restructure, finance, operations, regulation, combinations, acquisitions, and divestitures. Many of our attorneys regularly work on transactions or cases for clients in the rail, air, trucking, and energy pipeline industries (including manufacturers of transportation equipment and components). Our transportation clients are based in North America, Europe, and Asia, with facilities and operations around the world. We understand and help them with issues common to the industry, including real property acquisition by purchase and condemnation, public and private equity and debt placements to finance growth and operations, risk management and emergency responses on a large scale, energy management and price hedging agreements, and litigation representation.
Reflecting years of advice to governmental entities and all types of commercial operations in the transportation industry, our attorneys develop practical, legally sound solutions to unique operational issues. Because we are routinely involved in domestic and cross-border joint ventures, licensing and leasing arrangements, mergers, and acquisitions, we thoroughly understand the business economics needed to make these transactions feasible for our transportation clients, including the complex corporate and partnership tax issues that can make or break deals.
John H. Martin is one of only eight attorneys in Texas named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 by Woodward/White Inc. for Transportation Law.