Our knowledge of the industry is informed by the Firm’s presence in Savannah and Brunswick/St. Simons Island, Georgia, both major port cities that serve as logistics hubs along the East Coast of the United States. HunterMaclean has represented clients in the logistics, supply chain, and transportation industry since the beginning of the Firm in the late 1800s. More recently, this representation has extended into numerous eastern and Midwestern states.
Because of the strength of its sophisticated litigation and transactional practices, HunterMaclean provides seamless coverage for maritime and admiralty, motor carrier, railroads, transportation brokerage, and warehouse operations. HunterMaclean also represents numerous shippers, consignees, and developers that provide warehousing and transportation infrastructure.
Maersk/A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S: Represent shippers in numerous cargo and personal injury claims
On behalf of a Class 1 railroad defendant, and on a certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, obtained unanimous ruling from the Supreme Court of Georgia that an employer owed no duty to third-party, non-employees who came into contact with its employees’ asbestos-tainted work clothing away from the workplace. Williams, et al, v. CSX Transportation, 278 Ga. 888, 608 S.E. 2d 208, and subsequent summary judgment for the defendant in U.S.D.C. for the Southern District of Georgia
Successful representation and resolution of shareholder suit against an international third party logistics provider.
Negotiation, drafting, and implementation of Warehouse Operation Agreements for public warehousing operations, single customer agreements, and blended operations in numerous states throughout the South and Midwest.
Land use planning, zoning and site plan review for Warehouse and Transportation specific developments.
Representing BMC Consultancy, AG, a Swedish company, in locating and developing the world’s most advanced wood pellet mill in Waycross, Georgia, and in developing warehouse facilities for exporting 750,000 metric tons of wood pellets per year to Europe through the Port of Savannah. The plant consumes approximately 250 truckloads of timber per day and produces approximately twenty-two rail cars of wood pellets per day.
Resolution of Maritime and Domestic Transportation contract and bodily injury claims, litigation, arbitration and mediation.
Co-authored by attorney Justin Guthrie, this article was published in the Spring 2022 Survey Issue of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal. This article discusses noteworthy admiralty…
In a first-of-its-kind lawsuit brought by relatives of opioid addicts against medical supply distributors, a HunterMaclean defense team obtained a full defense verdict for McKesson Corporation after a five-week trial…