Whether your business operates trucks, rail lines or passenger buses, or supports those industries, it is imperative to understand the laws that affect you. BLG’s Transportation Group can provide the advice you need to understand all legal and regulatory aspects of the business.

Our Transportation Group has proven expertise representing owners and operators of trucking, rail and passenger bus infrastructure as well as terminals, freight forwarders, load brokers, warehouses, other third-party logistics providers, and the insurers of all of those entities.  We also advise shippers of cargo and banks with respect to transportation issues and debt security.

With the support of a national, full-service law firm, BLG’s Transportation Group can help you achieve the best possible results in your business, seamlessly across the country.


Representative Work

BLG’s Transportation Group can provide practical strategic advice and representation with respect to all aspects of the business including:

  • Cargo claims
  • Any matter of litigation
  • Contracts (e.g., transportation, storage, logistics, etc.)
  • Drafting or review of bills of lading and other standard transportation documentation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance
  • Securities and capital markets
  • Lending
  • Tax
  • Equipment and property leasing
  • Asset purchase and sale
  • Advertising and sponsorship
  • Product liability
  • Insurance
  • Risk management and avoidance
  • Crisis response
  • Incident investigation
  • All environmental issues and litigation
  • Emissions trading and other climate change issues
  • Regulation and licensing
  • Debt collection, insolvency, receivership, breach of trust, bankruptcy, and restructuring
  • Labour and employment
  • Pensions and benefits
  • Human rights complaints
  • Privacy law
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Drug establishment licensing
  • Competition issues
  • Government relations
  • International trade
  • Customs issues

Rankings & Recognitions

The Transportation Group members are recognized in :

  • the 2019 edition of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Aviation and Shipping)
  • the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 Canada for Transport: Shipping and Transport: Other.
  • the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada®.
  • the 2017 edition of Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.