Paul W. Stewart; BBA, MA, JD

      Thirty-five-year professional career has included balance of private practice, general counsel and executive management leadership primarily focused within the logistics industry.  Legal has included private and corporate practice in litigation, merger and acquisition, commercial transactions, transportation law and corporate governance.  Executive leadership has included turnaround management, formation of business enterprises, growth strategy, process excellence, capital structure, acquisition and consummation of strategic growth.

Summary of Legal, Executive and Consulting Experience:

Private Practice (Commercial Litigation/Mediation) – 1976/1988

General Counsel GST Corporation- 1988/2003

General Counsel NYK Logistics (Americas) 2003/2005

CEO 4 Elements, Inc. 2006/2010

Private Practice with Focus on Transportation/Logistics Law- 2011-


BBA (Cum Laude); University of Memphis

MA   (Summa Cum Laude) New Mexico State University

JD    University of Memphis

PHI KAPPA PHI National Honorary


Continuing series of 62 articles for Linkedin on various topics of logistics law 2012-2024

“Practices, Procedures and Risk Under (MAP-21), and More Specifically, 49 U.S.C. §14916, Unlawful Brokerage Activities”  The Transportation Lawyer, April 2015, Volume 17, No. 4

 “A Potential Insurance Dilemma for Brokers and Third Party Logistics Providers (Perhaps Solved)”  The Transportation LawyerDecember 2012Volume 14No.3

“A Commentary: The Perfect Storm: Schramm DecisionFMCSAand Impossible Duty for Brokers and Third Party Logistics Companies”, Journal of Transportation ManagementVol. 22 No. 2,Fall/Winter 2011

“Time & Demurrage and the Case for Uniformity” 29 Transp. L.J. 235 (2002). University of Denver College Of Law. Cited by 1st Circuit Court of Appeals570 F.3d 602009

“A System For Preventing Disputes From Becoming A CaseCause Or Calamity” Transportation Lawyer JournalVol 42002

“3PL Liabilities Exposed: Who Gets Stuck With the Bill?” January 2002 Inbound Logistics;

“Secondary Liability” COMMENTARY, Traffic World Magazine, October 2001


Adjunct Professor; Contemporary Logistics, University of Memphis, 2001; Business Law and Law and Society, University of Memphis, 1980-81


United States Air Force to Rank of  Captain (Honorable Discharge); Vietnam Era Veteran

Favorite Title:

“Coach”  Coached competitive youth baseball 24 yrs- 3 national championship teams. 4 finalists.

Contact Information:

Paul Stewart, Logistics Law Firm; 1984 Cottage Glen Cir W, Germantown, TN 38138, cell  (901) 219-2668 Email:

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