Railroads & Freight Shipping

Van Ness Feldman specializes in the representation of U.S. freight railroad customers and other entities who deal with the railroads in commercial contract matters, negotiations, arbitration, and litigation before the Surface Transportation Board in Washington D.C. and in federal courts where railroad contracts are in dispute. The firm also represents a number of industry associations on federal regulation, legislation, and policy development relating to the freight railroad industry’s exercise of market power.

Our capabilities include alternative dispute resolution – negotiation, mediation, arbitration – and litigation for rail shippers in disputes arising under rail transportation contracts. Van Ness Feldman also specializes in creative solutions to client problems where the availability of Surface Transportation Board relief may be decreasing, and rail-dependent shippers’ problems increasing.