M&A in Transportation: What Every Buyer and Seller Should Know

Webinar Description:

The transportation industry experienced a particularly active M&A market during 2021. With trends continuing into 2022, this webinar addresses key considerations that both buyers and sellers should take into account when preparing to either buy or sell.

What will participants take away from this webinar:

  • What to consider when preparing to go to market with your company
  • What’s the preferred transaction structure, both as a buyer and seller
  • What to expect during the pre-sale and mid-transaction legal diligence process, including legal implications of disclosing pre-sale diligence findings
  • What are some key areas of legal diligence that can serve as red flags or gating items to closing

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Greg Feary; Jay Robinson, Katie Feary-Gardner, J.D. Robinson

Gregory M. Feary, President & Managing Partner, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary

Greg is President of the firm and serves as a managing partner who practices primarily in a wide range of areas including transportation laws, independent contractor laws, transportation insurance laws, legislative support and transportation contract matters. He is the Vice Chair of the ATA/NAFC Risk Management & Insurance Advisory Committee and a member of the ATA Insurance Task Force for which he serves as Chairman of the Lawyer’s Subcommittee. He also served as ATA’s national transportation insurance law counsel throughout the 1990s. He was a member of the Advisory Board of Purdue University's Center for Transportation Distribution Logistics. 

Jay Robinson, Partner, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary

Jay D. Robinson, Jr. is a partner with experience representing a wide range of clients in various types of transactions, mergers, and acquisitions. His areas of practice include representation of both buyers and sellers for company sales and acquisitions through the Scopelitis firm’s national client base and advising clients with respect to company restructuring in the context of the current business environment for transportation companies. Mr. Robinson also has significant experience advising clients on landlord-tenant issues. He has written and spoken on numerous issues regarding various transactions within the transportation industry, including before the Annual Conventions of the American Trucking Associations, the National Accounting and Finance Council of the American Trucking Associations, the Transportation Lawyers Association, and the Indiana Motor Truck Association. 

Katie Feary-Gardner, Partner, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary

Katie Feary-Gardner practices corporate and business law, with an emphasis on acquisitions, mergers, and restructuring transactions within the transportation industry. She also counsels clients on corporate structure and related risk-mitigation. Katie counsels clients on a wide array of transportation-related issues, including representing buyers and sellers in company sales and acquisitions, challenges to independent-contractor classification, and investigations conducted by TSA regarding air-cargo safety regulations.

J.D. Robinson, Attorney, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary

J.D. Robinson serves clients on a wide variety of legal issues directly affecting the transportation industry including regulatory compliance; corporate structuring and business transactions; labor and employment; and IRP, IFTA and DOT issues. Mr. Robinson also assists carriers and manufacturers with various issues related to Electronic Logging Devices, including third party review of manufacturer's self-certification requirements, auditing of logs and wage and hour compliance.

**NOTICE: ATA webinars are strictly educational for our members, and are not press events. The information contained in this webinar is not intended for, nor should it be used in, the production, editing or creation of news or analysis pieces. Participants are also forbidden from using them as background for published materials, white papers or other communications. Therefore, the contents of this webinar are strictly embargoed and off the record.