Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C.



Attorney Details

Kathryne S. Feary-Gardner

Practice Concentration

Ms. Feary-Gardner practices corporate and business law, with an emphasis on acquisitions, mergers, and restructuring transactions within the transportation industry. Ms. Feary-Gardner also counsels clients on corporate structure and related risk-mitigation. 


Kathryne S. Feary-Gardner counsels clients on a wide array of transportation-related issues, including representing buyers and sellers in company sales and acquisitions, challenges to independent-contractor classification, and investigations conducted by TSA regarding air-cargo safety regulations.

On The Road

  • COVID-19 Lawsuits and Claims are Increasing Nationwide: Are You Prepared?
    Dec 15, 2020, Kathryne S. Feary-Gardner, Airforwarders Association's 2020 Members-Only Webinar Series
    With growing COVID-19-related lawsuits and regulations, it is particularly crucial for employers to understand the grounds for lawsuits as well as employer obligations in order to best minimize potential COVID-19-related liability. Attorneys Braden Core, Jack Finklea, and Katie Feary-Gardner of the Scopelitis Law Firm discussed both practical and legal considerations that employers should take into account.


  • Transportation Brief: Navigating PPP Loans in A Business Sale
    One potentially thorny issue that frequently arises in the COVID-pandemic era is the treatment of Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans in the context of a transaction involving the purchase or sale of a company. Read more about Small Business Administration guidance on this matter including notices, documentation, and procedures that must be followed in certain circumstances.
  • Transportation Brief: Spotlight on Mergers & Acquisitions
    News regarding independent contractor misclassification considerations continues to make headlines. Among the many reasons that industry leaders follow these developments so closely is their potential to materially impact a business’s sale—both for a seller or a buyer.
  • Transportation Brief: Mergers & Acquisitions - Deal Failures in Hot Trucking Market
    Recently private equity firms and a steady stream of strategic buyers in the trucking market have taken a renewed and active interest in acquiring transportation businesses.  Despite an active market, in part due to greater availability of loans and underwriting insurance, deal failures have occurred with greater frequency. In many cases, a mock due diligence audit can reveal some common issues.
  • Transportation Brief: Buyers Be Diligent
    When considering the acquisition of a motor carrier operation, a number of due diligence matters specific to transportation should be analyzed. Read more here.