- Category: Industries
Our experience in the transportation industry spans more than 20 years and includes representation of interstate and intrastate trucking companies, railroad lines, common carriers, and mass transit.
Querrey & Harrow directly represents major self-insured interstate transportation firms, as well as interstate and intrastate trucking companies through major insurance carriers. Tom Burke is currently designated Illinois litigation counsel for one of the nation's largest national trucking companies. Tom Carney, of counsel with Querrey & Harrow, handles that same company's Illinois employment claims.
Retail businesses face a unique combination of legal issues with regard to its owners, employees, customers, independent contractors, and others. Our attorneys have experience handling issues, such as:
Our attorneys have represented major grocers for more than 20 years and have been instrumental in establishing protections for retail enterprises in claims involving issues such as the natural accumulation of ice and snow.
We regularly provide legal counsel to a number of small to large manufacturing companies in the operation of their diverse businesses, which include:
Typical assignments include drafting of (or analysis and suggested revisions to):
Supply agreements, including requirements contracts and outsourcing agreements (domestic and overseas sources of supplies)
Purchases and leases of production equipment
Bailments / warehousing / consignment arrangements
Distributorship agreements and commission agent agreements (some may provide exclusivity as to products or territories, based upon meeting defined sales/purchase goals)
Terms and Conditions of sale, including warranties, indemnifications, product recall provisions
Unambiguous, "plain English" agreements, understandable by the operating personnel who are directly involved in the implementation and administration of the agreements
Agreements that make economic sense for both parties
Dispute resolution provisions that promote resolutions made directly between the parties on commercial terms, without resort to litigation or to arbitration.