Comprehensive Business Risk Management


Spector Rubin, P.A. presents a ground-breaking and innovative approach to risk management that is based upon years of experience in the trenches and on the front line. The firm’s attorneys have established landmark precedents in matters such as:

  • Prima U.S. Inc. v. Panalpina Inc., 223 F.3d 126 (2d Cir. 2000)
  • Capital Converting Equipment v. LEP Transport, 965 F.2d. 391 (7th Cir. 1992)
  • General Electric v. Harper Robinson, 818 F. Supp. 31 (E.D.N.Y., 1993)
  • ABN Amro Verzekeringen BV and Hartford Insurance Co. v. Geologistics Americas Inc., 485 F.3d 85, (2d Cir. 2007); 128 S.Ct. 1739, 170 L.Ed.2d 539 (Affirmed)
  • Winter v. Union-Air Transport, 650 So.2d 45 (Fla. 3d DCA 1994)
  • United Kingdom v. Panalpina, 1 F. Supp. 2d 521 (D.Md. 1998)
  • Ram Sourcing Agency v. Seaboard Marine, 995 F. Supp. 1465 (S.D. Fla. 1997)
  • Eli Lilly v. Lufthansa Cargo, 602 F. Supp 2d 1260 (S.D. Fla. 2009)
  • Morgan Home Fashions Inc. v. UTi, United States, Inc., 2004 WL 1950370 (D.N.J. 2004)

We have a very practical and business-oriented understanding of the international and domestic logistics industry. Working in concert with global logistics service providers, their insurance brokers and insurers, we have formulated insurance programs and risk management protocols through proactive strategies. Having literally written the law in defense of transportation claims, we use our experience to anticipate the evolution of the law and the business as our clients assume a wider array of services, expanding the functions from traditional customs broker and freight forwarders into 3PLs, 4PLs and project logistics, providing supply chain solutions for pharmaceuticals, time sensitive or perishable cargo, military equipment through war zones, and information technology.

We understand how the issues that our clients confront in managing risk cannot be safely compartmentalized into the insurance realm alone, as this does not consider the unique industry challenges.

Traditional law firm hierarchies segregate the practice of law into specific fields, such as litigation, corporate, real estate, employment and bankruptcy. Our practice blurs the lines, providing an industry-focused service to handle the complex issues confronted by transportation entities, including:

  • Responding to a government investigations, including OFAC and Department of Justice subpoenas.
  • Responding to adversary proceedings in bankruptcy relating.
  • Proper disposition of cargo claimed to be the property of a bankruptcy estate. .
  • Proper disposition of cargo claimed to be the property of a bankruptcy estate.
  • Regulatory compliance with the Federal Maritime Commission, Federal Motor Carrier and Safety Administration, and State entities
  • Responding to and resolving issues regarding government contracting, including False Claims Act.
  • Understanding the definition of confidential and proprietary information in the context of business litigation concerning covenants not to compete, non-solicitation clauses, which are prevalent in this industry.
  • Formulating the correct business structure of an international entity which seeks to establish a subsidiary in the domestic US transport sector.

These types of issues cannot be analyzed in a vacuum. Our vantage point is holistic and integrated based our knowledge of the industry. Our practice is built around the needs of our clients.