Elizabeth M. Bolka
Ms. Bolka’s practice is devoted to serving clients on a wide variety of legal issues directly affecting the transportation industry. She also represents companies facing investigations by the FAA regarding the transportation of Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods by air.
While in law school Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Bolka served as a Notes and Comments Editor of the Indiana Law Journal, volunteered with the Volunteer Income Tax Association, and earned brief writing honors for her participation in the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition. Prior to law school, Lizzie worked as a CPA with KPMG, LLP in their state and local tax department.
- Transportation Brief: PHMSA Fails to Act on “Harmonization” RulemakingTransportation providers are closely watching the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) “harmonization” rulemaking. Read more about this rulemaking, including its potential to change requirements regarding making Lithium Battery Test Summary information available.
- Transportation Brief: PHMSA Updating Rules on the Transportation of Lithium BatteriesThe Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations in an effort to maintain alignment with international standards. Read more about proposed changes.
- Transportation Brief: The New Tax Law OverviewThe Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act) resulted in the most sweeping tax overhaul in decades. This offers overview of the changes in the Act that may have the most significant impact upon the transportation industry. Read Scopelitis' more here.
- Transportation Brief: Like-Kind ExchangeUnder the prior tax law, owners of investment and business property could defer paying tax on gains if they exchanged property held as an investment or use in the taxpayer’s trade or business for property of a “like-kind” (1031 exchange). The Act retains like-kind treatment for real estate exchanges. Read Scopelitis' insight here.
- Scopelitis In the News: "The Hidden Risk in Shipping Dangerous Goods to the United States." Issue 20 of Backchat Newsletter by Backhouse JonesScopelitis Partner Braden Core and Attorney Elizabeth Bolka on government regulation of the commercial transportation of dangerous goods.