Taxi Drivers Retain Attorney Mark E. Goodman to Address Regulatory Concerns and Permits

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Improved Arrangements Result in Lower Costs for Drivers and Better Service for Traveling Public

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Attorney Mark E. Goodman of Capes, Sokol, Goodman + Sarachan, PC has recently been retained by an association of taxi drivers in Kansas City, MO for the purpose of advising and assisting them to improve their operational base and communicate with local regulatory authorities.

Goodman also currently represents an association of taxi drivers in Charlotte, NC, which is opposing a Request For Proposals (RFP) issued by the Charlotte/Douglas Airport Authority. This kind of RFP has the potential for creating a “concession” for taxi service, which would result in the elimination of a substantial number of positions for airport taxi drivers.

In the Metropolitan St. Louis area, Goodman represented a number of airport taxi drivers and companies and successfully negotiated a contractual arrangement between these companies and the St. Louis Lambert International Airport. This contract is currently in place.

“There is a common theme for airport taxi drivers,” explains Goodman. “Taxi companies often charge drivers onerous fees for the privilege of driving taxis. Yet, many of these drivers own their own vehicles and have to pay all expenses including maintenance and insurance.”

Goodman has sought to work with authorities to allow the drivers to form their own companies, thereby eliminating the fees and allowing for superior service for airport customers provided at a lower cost. The new contractual arrangement in St. Louis has been viewed as mutually beneficial to the traveling public and the taxi drivers.

Mark E. Goodman is a highly-skilled litigator and a founding shareholder of Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, P.C. Drawing on more than 38 years of legal experience, he counsels clients in the areas of commercial litigation, including real estate and employment related matters. He is co-chair of the firm’s Litigation group and regularly contributes to the Real Estate practice group in a litigation capacity. Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated.

About Capes, Sokol, Goodman + Sarachan, P.C. Located in Clayton, Missouri, these seasoned and experienced attorneys achieve business and individual client objectives in the most effective and efficient manner. When resolution requires litigation, the firm has a long and distinguished record of success. Drawing upon diverse backgrounds, the firm offers a wide range of services including white-collar criminal defense, complex divorce and family law matters, commercial litigation, business and financial services, bankruptcy, real estate matters, securities, substantial tax disputes, catastrophic personal injury cases, administrative and governmental matters, workers’ compensation, class action, and federal and state appellate cases.

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