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PHOENIX, ARIZONA – July 28, 2017 – GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven freight management solution provider, today announced that Jeffrey Simmons, General Counsel, has received the prestigious First Chair Award for Top General Counsel.

The First Chair Awards is an annual selection of in-house counsel who have, through their hard work and innovation, made significant contributions to the legal community. First Chair honorees are selected by a committee of attorneys from top law firms who have been recognized as leaders in their area of practice.

“I am incredibly honored to receive the First Chair Award and to be included in this group of accomplished professionals.” said Jeff Simmons, General Counsel.

As General Counsel for GlobalTranz, Simmons engages in all aspects of legal matters, including corporate, M&A, regulatory, licensing, intellectual property, litigation, and capital matters. His work has been integral to GlobalTranz’ expansion efforts and continued growth over the past year, as the company has made 3 acquisitions in 2017, most recently Worthington Logistics, just weeks after acquiring Logistics Planning Services.

“Jeff’s contributions to GlobalTranz and the legal community are innumerable,” said Bob Farrell, CEO, GlobalTranz. “We’re thrilled to congratulate Jeff on this well-deserved award. This recognition is a true reflection of Jeff’s accomplishments in the legal community and the transportation industry.”

Simmons is an experienced attorney spending 30 years in private practice. Prior to joining GlobalTranz, he was Partner at the national law firm of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP. He currently serves as First Vice President of the Transportation Lawyers Association and has been named The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Transportation Law for six consecutive years. Simmons received his bachelor’s degree in Government from Georgetown University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law.

Simmons will be honored at the First Chair Awards Conference & Gala on August 30 in Chicago.

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 2017, Transport Topics ranked GlobalTranz as the 13th largest freight brokerage firm in the U.S. For more information, visit and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @globaltranz.

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