With Canada’s expansive geography, transportation leaders are critical drivers of Canada’s export-led economy. To fulfil this leadership role, companies require the counsel of a transportation lawyer or team of lawyers, fully versed in the intricacies of national and international transportation law.
McMillan LLP is a highly regarded transportation law firm and a recognized leader in interpreting transport and logistics laws for the benefit of our clients. Whether you need a transportation lawyer with legal expertise in rate and service negotiations and proceedings, operations and logistics, commercial undertakings, regulatory matters, engineering and safety compliance or government relations efforts, we can help. McMillan is also well equipped to advise on supply and procurement relationships and to assist in commercial transactions such as the acquisition, financing and disposition of transportation businesses and equipment, private infrastructure investment and development, public-private partnerships, joint ventures and strategic alliances.
This is likely why Chambers Canada says of McMillan as a transportation law firm – “If I were managing a transportation concern, McMillan would be my first choice.”
Freight and passenger terminals in the rail, marine, trucking and aviation industries frequently interrupt the efficient flow of goods within countries and globally. Complex regulatory regimes can make investment and participation in the terminal business a significant challenge.
McMillan’s Transportation Industry lawyers deliver sound legal advice to parties involved directly in or interfacing with terminals in all transportation modes. Our industry specialists work on everything from transactional matters to long-term multi-disciplinary engagements to create ports and other terminal facilities. We advise clients on the structure, financing and construction of major infrastructure projects at ports, including private equity, public infrastructure and public-private partnerships; negotiate handling agreements for businesses using or operating terminal facilities; assist with the establishment, governance, regulation and operation of port authorities; and advise on issues relating to port property, environmental protection, land use and taxation.
Trucking accounts for the majority of domestic shipments throughout North America. There are, however, roadblocks standing in the way of profitability, including the myriad regulations governing safety and cross-border commerce. McMillan’s transportation lawyers have significant experience in the interconnected transportation industry and a solid understanding of the issues that every trucking and logistics company faces. We advise clients in the surface transportation sector and have worked for some of the largest Canadian and international trucking companies. We also work with clients who operate within the broader industry, including vehicle credit and leasing firms, and clients who outsource transportation and logistics.
McMillan’s transportation lawyers help clients in the trucking industry by advising on provincial, federal and US regulatory matters, including the carriage of dangerous goods; assisting with customs and immigration matters related to vehicles and employees; managing security registrations and clearances with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development; advising on border security issues, customs and cabotage compliance; providing counsel on the import and export of controlled goods, including food and pharmaceuticals; representing clients in cargo claims and dangerous goods litigation; and counselling clients on operational matters, including employment law, corporate and commercial transactions, and real estate.
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