Transportation Law Institute
Transportation Law Institute (TLI)
Friday, Oct. 30, 2015


Westin Columbus
westin columbus
310 S. High Street
Columbus, OH  43215
(614) 228-3800

Click here to view the registration brochure.
Click here to register online.
Click here​ for the hard-copy registration form.
Click here​ to reserve your hotel room; reservation cut-off/deadline is Friday, Oct. 2.

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Transportation Law Institute will take place on Friday, Oct. 30, at The Westin Columbus in Columbus, Ohio.  The date and location were chosen to coincide with a meeting of TLA's Corporate Counsel Committee hosted by Exel/DHL that will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29, also in Columbus.

TLI kicks off with a Welcome Reception at the hotel followed by an optional dinner at The Amelita Mirolo Barn.  
Amelita Mirolo Barn
The historical timbers, found in the entrance of the Amelita Mirolo Barn, were hand-hewn from local virgin growth oak. The original barn was constructed in 1838 by Thomas Legg. In December 1928, this barn was moved to 1988 Lane Road to replace a barn that had burned down on the McCoy family farm. Up until 1964, the barn was used frequently to store farm equipment, house cattle, and residents could even purchase eggs from the location. In 2007, the City of Upper Arlington was planning to develop the new Sunny 95 Park that would include an all-season indoor facility. The Upper Arlington Historical Society suggested the opportunity to preserve one of the community's oldest farm structures. The Upper Arlington Community Foundation provided the fund-raising effort, which truly was community wide, to support the creation of the historic structure combined with a public recreation facility. From September 16-26, 2010, with the expertise of the Timbers Framer Guild, volunteers, and members of the Friends of Ohio Barns, the historical timber frame was raised by hand and the modern frame was constructed.

The historic Westin Columbus is ideally situated in the heart of the Downtown Columbus' business district and is within walking distance of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and the finest things to do in Columbus including the State Capitol, Nationwide Arena, the Arena District, the Brewery District, German Village, Ohio's Center of Science & Industry, and the Short North Area.

Click here​ to reserve your room by Friday, Oct. 2.

TLI Program Committee
The TLI Program Committee, chaired by Kathy Garber, has put together an outstanding educational program that will focus on a variety of issues and legal disciplines of interest to TLA members and transportation law practitioners throughout North America. 
Kathy Garber, Program Committee Chair, Strasburger & Price, LLP, Houston, Texas

​ Eric Benton, Lorance & Thompson, PC, Houston, Texas
​ Doug Evanchuk, McLennan Ross LLP, Edmonton, Alberta
John Husk, Seaton & Husk, LP, Vienna, Va.
Kristi Lush, Zupkus & Angell, PC, Littleton, Co.
Fred Marcinak, Smith, Moore, Leatherwood, LLP, Greenville, S.C.
Bill Pentecost, Eckert Seamans, Pittsburg, Pa.
2015 Handouts
Handouts and the pre-registration list will be posted and emailed to registrants prior to the event. 



The Transportation Lawyers Association is an independent, international bar association whose members assist providers and/or commercial users of logistics and transportation services.
TLA is dedicated to keeping its members ahead of the constant changes in all aspects of the specialized legal environment affecting the transportation community, regardless of the particular legal discipline involved.




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