Hogan Lovells (Washington)

Kevin Sheys

Hogan Lovells (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

Kevin Sheys guides railroad and other surface transportation industry clients through transactions and regulatory challenges to help them achieve their objectives.He advises clients on high-priority freight and passenger railroad, interstate bus, and public transit projects and transactions and handles regulatory matters before the Surface Transportation Board (STB), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and Federal Transit Administration (FTA). In the passenger sector, Kevin has structured and negotiated more than 60 intercity, commuter, and light rail, streetcar, and bus projects and transactions, including company and asset acquisitions, shared use agreements, and related regulatory clearances. He has advised government agencies, operators, and rolling stock and equipment suppliers on FRA and FTA compliance issues, including procurement and other third-party contracting requirements, system safety, and Buy America. In the freight sector, Kevin has represented buyers in more than 70 rail line acquisitions and advised freight railroads on making effective use of the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act (ICCTA) preemption to expedite permitting and environmental clearance of new facilities. He also assists oil, steel, chemical, agriculture, and heavy manufacturing companies in establishing or expanding rail-served facilities. In both sectors, Kevin represents state and local governments, project sponsors, operators, suppliers, investors, lenders, funds and professional service companies on the full range of transportation regulatory, licensing, safety, and transactional issues.

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