Sam Hallman represents clients in corporate and business law transactions including business entity formation, acquisitions, mergers and divestitures, workers’ compensation/non-subscriber matters, and drafting of real estate purchase/sale contracts, real estate leases, employment agreements, non-compete agreements and confidentiality agreements. In addition, he has over thirty-eight years of experience in transportation law and litigation representing trucking companies (including truckload carriers, LTL carriers, tanker carriers, hazardous materials transporters, flatbed carriers, reefer carriers, household goods carriers and end dump carriers), courier companies, freight forwarders, bus lines, freight transportation brokers, logistics providers, warehouses, and shippers in connection with surface, air and maritime transportation matters.
Sam regularly drafts transportation and logistics contracts, independent contractor owner operator agreements, and truck and trailer lease agreements. Sam regularly handles disputes involving freight charges and cargo loss and damage. Sam also represents transportation companies before state and federal agencies including registration and safety matters before the U.S. Department Of Transportation, the Texas Department Of Motor Vehicles and the Texas Department Of Public Safety. Sam represents transportation companies in tax disputes involving the Texas franchise/margin tax, the International Fuel Tax Agreement or IFTA and other state and local taxes before the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and before local tax appraisal districts. Sam has extensive experience in truck and trailer registration issues and taxation issues pertaining to the International Registration Plan or IRP. He is a trained transportation arbitrator and mediator, and has been admitted by the American Arbitration Association as an arbitrator to its transportation arbitration panel and by the Transportation Lawyers Association as an arbitrator and mediator to its Transportation ADR Council’s panel of transportation arbitrators and mediators.