Logistics law has come to mean so much more than just transportation law. Just as a simple definition of “logistics” is the management of inventory at rest and in motion, so it implies a need to consider the developing law of transport (by all modes), warehousing, forewarding, contract logistics management by third parties and the resulting duties and responsibilities of all who enter any aspect of “logistics” by way of a business strategy.
The essential purpose of this site is to inform clients and potential clients as to our narrow focus of representing parties who participate in the logistics industry. This firm was established by Paul Stewart after more than 30 years of participating in the logistics industry as a trial lawyer, corporate general counsel to some of the largest logistics companies in the U.S., CEO of a start-up logistics company, and mergers and acquisition counsel in deals exceeding $300M in accretive growth.
Paul Stewart began the practice of law as a trial attorney and soon began representing fast growing logistics companies in commercial litigation and growth strategy. After litigating formative cases and helping with the growth strategy of one of the largest intermodal marketing companies (former GST Corporation), Paul became Executive Vice President and General Counsel to GST Corporation after it was purchased by NYK Line (N.A.). There he was in charge of all legal, human resources, accounting/finance, and process improvement for 15 years, before assuming all such duties for NYK Logistics (Americas). During his tenure at both GST and NYK, Paul was in charge of merging all NYK North America companies and all growth by acquisition, to include target identification, negotiation, documentation and integrating all acquisitions, resulting in acquired and organic growth from $300M to $900M.
After leaving NYK in 2005, Paul did consulting, negotiation and strategic plans for investment bank and venture capital projects, until 2007. In 2007, Paul was asked by one of the investors in a start-up to serve as CEO of 4E Logistics, which he directed from $6M to $36M, before the company was sold in 2010.
In 2011, Paul returned to private practice representing 3PL’s, shippers, brokers, IMC’s, carriers and warehousing clients. In all aspects of his practice he has been rated as an “AV” attorney (highest rating) by Martindale Hubbell, and was recently rated 5.0/5.0 by both his peers and clients. He continues to represent logistics related clients in commercial litigation, contract formation/review, loss and damage claims, mediation, employment issues, bankruptcy preference claims and complex multi-party logistics projects.
The logistics industry has grown faster than the law supporting and forming around it. Paul Stewart has been very instrumental in the evolution of logistics law by way of trial practice, published works, participation in legislation and administrative actions and general service to cases, principles and many clients over the past 35 years.
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