Business & Commercial Law

Areas of focus within business and commercial law.

Transportation Law

At Margrave Celmins, our firm’s strong reputation in the transportation business and litigation reflects the professional roots of our founding attorneys: Michael Margrave was the original attorney and corporate secretary for America West Airlines, Inc., and Lat Celmins served as Senior Attorney for the Greyhound Corporation for 15 years.

Today, Margrave Celmins handles a wide range of transactional, regulatory and litigation matters for air, rail and trucking companies in Arizona and around the United States. Our lawyers advise and represent clients in both tort and contract actions involving common carriers of all kinds in private commerce.

Additionally, our lawyers represent clients in compliance actions involving such government agencies as the Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Surface Transportation Board, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and National Transportation Safety Board. We also handle:

  • State and federal administrative rulemaking or enforcement proceedings
  • Real estate issues and land exchanges related to airports, freight terminals or railroad rights of way in Arizona
  • Employee and public safety issues
  • Employee discipline or safety compliance problems
  • Passenger or consignor complaints against common carriers involving fares, tariffs, or cargo or property damage
  • Mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring issues

Our experience with the legal challenges and business opportunities throughout the transportation sector can serve your company’s interests while keeping your liability exposure to acceptable levels.

Contact Our Team

(480) 994-2000

(480) 994-2008

Margrave Celmins P.C.

8171 E. Indian Bend Road Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85250




Effective January 6, 2020, attorneys Michael W. Margrave, Michael L. Kitchen, and Patrick J. Van Zanen, as well as paralegals Brittany Crane and Mallory Rasmussen, will join Sacks Tierney P A at their office located at 4250 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ  85251. Their new contact information is:

Michael W. Margrave    
direct line: 480-425-2606
fax: 480-425-4906

Michael L. Kitchen
direct line: 480-425-2619
fax: 480-425-4919

Patrick J. Van Zanen    
direct line: 480-425-2623
fax: 480-425-4923

Brittany Crane
direct line: 480-425-2627
fax: 480-425-4927

Mallory Rasmussen
direct line: 480-425-2629
fax: 480-425-4929

We hope to continue serving your needs at our new home with Sacks Tierney P.A. beginning January 6, 2020