Drafting Transportation Contracts: Negotiating Key Terms in Shipper, Carrier and Broker Agreements
Minimizing Loss and Liability Exposure in the Event of Loss, Damage or Non-Delivery of Goods
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide counsel in drafting transportation agreements governing the shipping of commercial goods from manufacturers to distributors to retailers. The panel will discuss best practices for negotiating contract terms on behalf of carriers, shippers and brokers to minimize liability exposure in the event of loss, damage or non-delivery of goods.
- Key provisions in transportation contracts
- Additional insured
- Rates and payment terms
- Force majeure
- Best efforts
- Other key provisions
- Waiver of federal regulation provisions
- Cargo claims liability, limitations and claims handling procedures
- Use of bills of lading
- Carrier safety standards
- MAP-21 and the role of the intermediary
- Contract negotiation considerations and best practices for carriers, shippers and brokers
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What federal, state and international laws govern transportation contracts?
- What are the key provisions that counsel should carefully negotiate when drafting transportation agreements?
- What are some common contracting pitfalls with transportation contracts and how can they be avoided or overcome?
Michelle L. Mejia
Sandler Travis & Rosenberg
Ms. Mejia concentrates her practice in the areas of litigation, insurance defense, and commercial contracts related to... | Read More
Ms. Mejia concentrates her practice in the areas of litigation, insurance defense, and commercial contracts related to international trade and transportation matters. Her clients include freight forwarders, carriers, customs brokers and corporations involved in the movement of goods. She litigates a wide array of business disputes, including breach of contract, business torts, UCC, and breach of fiduciary duty. She advises clients on how to avoid civil liability through the review, drafting and implementation of various commercial contracts.Close
Angela Alexander Savino
Perez & Morris
Ms. Savino's practice focuses on business law, commercial real estate, transportation and premise liability... | Read More
Ms. Savino's practice focuses on business law, commercial real estate, transportation and premise liability litigation. In addition to providing representation in many forums, she participated in the development of numerous pieces of legislation. She also served as a Senate appointee to The Public Employment Risk Reduction Advisory Commission, and continued on the Commission for five years.Close
Henry E. Seaton
Seaton & Husk
Mr. Seaton's practice focuses on the areas of transportation law, contract law and commercial litigation. He... | Read More
Mr. Seaton's practice focuses on the areas of transportation law, contract law and commercial litigation. He specializes in freight claims, freight charge collection, contracting issues, carrier representation before the FMCSA and bankruptcy issues. He is a published author on transportation law issues and recently authored, Protecting Motor Carrier Interests in Contracts. He is a frequent presenter on transportation and contract issues at legal conferences and seminars.Close