David is counsel in the firm's Transportation practice group. He focuses his practice on matters involving freight railroad regulation, contracting and strategy. In particular, he assists clients in understanding their rights under federal law, in reducing their rail transportation shipping costs, and in meeting regulatory requirements of the Surface Transportation Board and other federal agencies.

  • Transportation contracts: draft, counsel and advise.
  • Rail line acquisition, including relevant documents and regulatory requirements.
  • Railroad rate reasonableness at the Surface Transportation Board.
  • Rail line crossings, easements and other property issues.
  • Railroads' duty to provide service under the common carrier obligation.
  • Federal preemption issues related to rail transportation.
  • Rail line abandonments, including relevant documents and regulatory requirements.
  • Trackage rights agreements, rail line leases, and other agreements related to rail operations.
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 for Railroad Law
  • Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Transportation, Nationwide, 2016 to 2019
  • Listed in Legal 500, 2018, 2019 and 2021
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • Association of Transportation Law Professionals