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 Charles A. Spitulnik

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CHARLES A. SPITULNIK

Charles A. Spitulnik is a versatile attorney with twenty-one years experience in the practice of law, including partnership at a major firm. He has extensive experience in general corporate matters, labor and employee relations, transportation, federal regulatory practice, and litigation. He has management and operating experience as President and Chief Operating Officer of a railroad industry car management firm.

In recent years, his practice has been devoted primarily to work in various facets of the rail industry. His primary current focus is on representation of emerging commuter rail and transit authorities. This work includes assessing how to identify and then secure rights of way, in selecting and negotiating with operators of the commuter service, and in addressing regulatory, labor, and other issues that arise. His practice also includes assisting freight carriers in the planning and submission of transactions which require governmental approval. He has expertise in railway and airline labor law, both under the Railway Labor Act and the Interstate Commerce Act, in leasing and other issues related to rail equipment acquisition and ownership, and in regulation of rail equipment pools.

Mr. Spitulnik has a broad background of experience that includes extensive representation of clients in the transportation industry, tenure as President and Chief Operating Officer of Fleet Management, Inc., and partnership in a major Chicago and Washington, D.C. law firm. He is active in professional and civic organizations. He serves as Vice President, Finance of the Musical Theater Center, and Chairman, Board of Directors of the Washington Waldorf School.

Mr. Spitulnik is admitted to practice in District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland, before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C., Third, Seventh and Ninth Circuits, and the U.S. District Court for D.C., the Eastern District of Virginia and the Eastern District of Michigan. He is a member of the American, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland Bar Associations and the Association of Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy, for which he edits the Commuter Rail Column in the Association s Highlights.

Mr. Spitulnik received his law degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, his M.S.W. from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, and his B.A. with high honors from Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. He also has received continuing education at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

E-Mail: cspitulnik@mwmlaw.com

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