Areas of Practice


Fletcher & Sippel LLC attorneys have handled virtually every type of railroad-related commercial transaction. We have drafted and negotiated a host of Class I, II and III mergers and acquisitions, line sales, trackage rights and other joint facilities, marketing agreements, and construction and supply contracts. The firm attorneys have negotiated innovative terminal services and haulage agreements, which have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. We have also represented both borrowers and lenders in a variety of financing deals.

The commercial transactions that we have managed for our clients cover a wide range of areas, including purchase of service agreements with Amtrak, Metra, and other commuter operators, locomotive and car purchase agreements and leasing arrangements, haulage deals, and third-party supply contracts.

We pride ourselves on negotiating innovative commercial solutions to accomplish the revenue and cost objectives of our clients. Our deals have ranged from $5,000 to several billion dollars. In all cases, we “keep our eye on the ball,” by finding ways to structure deals that make sense and accomplish our clients’ objectives.