Railroad law has been an integral part of Modrall Sperling's practice for decades. The lawyers in our Railroad group have worked with railroad clients in a range of transactions including the acquisition and expansion of railroad rights-of-way through eminent domain and the siting and permitting of intermodal and other railroad facilities. Our lawyers are conversant in the range of federal laws regulating the rail industry from the 1875 Railroad Right of Way Act to the Interstate Commerce Termination Act. We recently were involved in negotiating the transaction that resulted in the creation of the New Mexico Rail Runner passenger train service.
Our railroad litigators are members of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and regularly defend grade crossing accident cases for freight and passenger railroads, employee injury claims arising under the Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA). Our lawyers also handle environmental and cultural resources issues for railroads.