Law Practice in Transportation Business

Joel A. Webber, P.C.


My law practice today focuses on what I’ve been doing for the last 20 years as both an executive and a lawyer: the business issues involved in moving goods and people. These issues are two-fold.

First, they concern the law of business transactions: (i) Buying, selling and financing aircraft, trucks and rail rolling stock; (ii) Forming (privately held) corporations and LLCs, issuing their equity and debt, and financial restructuring and bankruptcy when needed; and (iii) Creating contracts that range from a simple bill of lading to complex logistics outsourcing.

Second, they concern government regulation of transportation business: Making sure that a company meets the evolving rules of legacy transportation agencies like FMCSA, FAA, FRA, and PHMSA – and at the same time responds to increasing post-9/11 demands from within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (TSA, U.S. Customs/CBP, U.S. Coast Guard and the new Chemical Security Compliance Division).

I practice as part of the Chicago area law firm of Couri and Couri.