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PHOENIX (July 16, 2018) – (BUSINESS WIRE) Speaking on the Mergers and Acquisitions in the Trucking Industry: Law and Practice panel, GlobalTranz General Counsel Jeff Simmons will share insights and industry best practices for attendees of the American Trucking Association’s Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsel.

Though 2017 saw a sharp increase in trucking and transportation industry mergers and acquisitions, more are predicted for 2018. The session addresses changes in the law and relevant legal issues to consider.

Simmons will provide attendees with critical legal insights about the merger and acquisition process. As these transactions can vary greatly from the sale of a family-owned company to the purchase of a national leader, Simmons outlines ways to coach clients through the process, ensure a strong internal team and account for necessary documentation.

“As the trucking and transportation space faces high demand, reducing and avoiding litigation risk is critical,” says Simmons. “The Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsel provides the opportunity to come together with colleagues and other executives and directors to share best practices for sound legal process. I am looking forward to sharing strategies and tactics with this prestigious group of professionals.”

After graduating from Georgetown University, Simmons received his law degree from the University of Arizona. He joined GlobalTranz after nearly 30 years in private practice. Simmons currently serves as President-Elect of the Transportation Lawyers Association and is a past Chairman of the Conference of Freight Counsel. In 2017, Simmons received First Chair Award for Top General Counsel and has been included in the 2011-2016 editions of Best Lawyers in America.

Each year, the Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsel assembles panels and seasoned professionals to address the most pressing legal issues in the field. Additional panels include Top Workplace Legal Trend and Employment Law Developments; Cybersecurity: Imposing New Legal Dilemmas; and Effective vs. Disastrous Depositions: Lessons Learned in the MC Industry. This year’s forum runs from July 15-18, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa.

About GlobalTranz

GlobalTranz is a technology-driven freight brokerage company specializing in LTL, full truckload, third-party logistics and expedited shipping services. GlobalTranz is leading the market in innovative logistics technology that optimizes the efficiency of freight movement and matches shipper demand and carrier capacity in near real-time. Leveraging its extensive freight agent network, GlobalTranz has emerged as a fast-growing market leader with a customer base of over 25,000 shippers. In 2018, GlobalTranz was voted an Inbound Logistics Magazine Top 10 3PL and Transport Topics ranked GlobalTranz as the 10th largest freight brokerage firm in the U.S. For more information, visit www.globaltranz.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @globaltranz.