William D. Taylor, Partner
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Bill Taylor maintains both a transactional and litigation business practice and represents all types of business ventures, both publicly and privately owned. Bill has significant experience in all aspects of the transportation industry throughout the U.S. and global markets. He is well-versed in all areas of domestic and international logistics law and policy. Bill regularly consults with clients regarding co-employer claims related to independent contractor relations in this industry, including restructuring and/or creating operating entities within the so-called “broker model.” Bill is a past president of the Transportation Lawyers Association and the founder of Hanson Bridgett’s Transportation and Logistics Practice Group. Bill is selected annually as a Super Lawyer and statewide Best of the Bar and serves as an appointed member of the Editorial Board for Transportation Law 360.
Barry A. Furman, Of Counsel
Fineman Krekstein & Harris P.C.,
Barry counsels a wide range of clients regarding many matters, including the following: independent contractors; worker classification; taxation; and not- for-profit law, corporate, employment, real estate, and healthcare laws; and estate planning and administration. Barry’s advice and services include entity formation, business structuring, mergers, acquisitions and other transactions, financing, licensing, regulatory issues, contract negotiations and preparation of agreements. Barry has received accolades for his government service and in private practice. While Barry was with the Office of Chief Counsel of the IRS, the Chief Counsel conferred Barry with several merit awards. In private practice, Barry’s peers recognize him as a leader in the law with a national rating of “esteem” for competency and ethics. Most recently, he joined Executive Leaders for Advisory Board as a member and advisor and serves as its general counsel. Barry is a public speaker and is an author of articles published in legal and business journals.
Jonathan L. Sulds, Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jonathan L. Sulds is a member of the Hall of Fame of American Labor and Employment lawyers established by Lawdragon and Human Resource Executive magazine. They also have named him both one of the Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Lawyers and as one of the Nation’s Top 20 Lawyers in Traditional Labor and Employment Law.
Jon has been representing leading employers since 1974 in virtually every aspect of their engagement, protection, management and reward of workforce resources. He regularly represents employers in the areas of collective bargaining and traditional labor relations, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation, wage and hour matters, discrimination and harassment complaints, restrictive covenant, duty of loyalty and trade secret litigation, Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and other whistleblower matters, global and domestic executive employment arrangements, and corporate campaigns. Jon is also frequently involved in the labor and employment aspects of corporate transactions and class and collective actions that arise in those contexts. From 2010 through 2018 Jon co-chaired the firm’s Global Labor and Employment Practice which was twice named a Law360 Employment Group of the Year during that tenure. He currently co-chairs the Labor & Employment Practice’s ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation group.