For over 40 years, Pezold, Smith, Hirschmann & Selvaggio, LLC (formerly known as Augello, Pezold & Hirschmann, P.C.) has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading transportation law firm. The firm generally represents shippers, motor carriers, third-party logistics providers, freight forwarders and brokers, etc. in transportation and related matters. Both transactional law, such as drafting and negotiating contracts, agreements, etc. and litigation services are provided to a wide audience of clients on a nation-wide basis. The firm also represents the Transportation & Logistics Council, Inc. formerly known as the Transportation Consumer Protection Council, Inc. and the Freight Users Association of New York, Inc.
Since deregulation of the motor carrier industry in 1980 PSH&S has become particularly known for its defense work in handling over 7000 “freight undercharge” cases. To successfully defend shippers against claims by defunct motor carriers, the firm established over 130 “Joint Defense Groups” and built up a network of over 80 co-counsel in transportation law firms across the country. This network of qualified transportation counsel enables PSH&S to handle clients needs wherever they may need attention.
Firm members possess extensive expertise in the area of transportation law. Members of the firm are recognized as expert in such areas as freight undercharges and loss and damage claims, as well as in admiralty, maritime, aviation, inland marine and marine issues.
Representing shippers, motor carriers, freight forwarders and brokers in both federal and state courts, the firms litigation expertise has made Pezold, Smith, Hirschmann & Selvaggio one of the most recognized names in the transportation industry.
Our firm is also experienced in subrogation and has extensive experience dealing with a wide variety of subrogation issues, including those related, property damage, fire damage, automobile damage, water damage, construction defects and water damage. Our attorneys have the skill needed to successfully resolve your subrogation claim. The firm’s structure, personnel and resources are dedicated to obtaining subrogation recoveries. The firm has extensive experience coordinating large loss investigations and dealing with waivers of subrogation, spoliation of evidence, the economic loss doctrine, limitations of liability and other common defenses to subrogation claims.
Members of the firm write and lecture extensively on subjects relating to transportation law.
The firm also has a diverse general practice handling such matters as real estate transactions; the drafting and administration of estates and trusts; general commercial and civil litigation; state and local zoning and planning issues; business, commercial and insurance law; and other related matters.