Josh Stein


Washington, D.C.

(202) 463-2534

(202) 912-4830

Josh Stein practices in the Transportation & Trade Practice Group within the Business Law Department. His practice includes advising clients on international and domestic regulatory compliance, corporate, transactional, and commercial matters. He has represented both U.S. and foreign companies engaged in international and U.S. inland transportation, offshore drilling, dredging, offshore wind projects, environmental remediation, and marine construction. 
Josh handles a wide range of transactional and regulatory matters relating to the maritime and inland transportation sectors. He regularly advises on matters before the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Maritime Commission, the U.S. Maritime Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. He counsels shipowners and other entities on issues such as the registration of vessels and other equipment, citizenship, and compliance with the U.S. cabotage laws.  He assists clients with the formation and reorganization of business entities, equipment acquisition and finance, corporate governance, antitrust, and environmental and safety compliance. He also has extensive experience drafting and interpreting carrier discussion agreements, vessel sharing agreements, space charter agreements, various types of marine terminal operator agreements, and other forms of cooperative working agreements. 
Josh graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in government and politics and was elected to the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honorary Society. He received his law degree from Rutgers School of Law - Newark.



FDA Proposes Regulations on Safe Food Transport [Transportation & Logistics Newsletter]

May 02, 2014

In early February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its seventh and final major rule as part of the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA). The proposed rule seeks to prevent the contamination of human and animal food during transport by establishing requirements for the design and maintenance of vehicles and transportation equipment, transportation operations, training of carrier personnel and record keeping. It would apply to shippers, receivers and carriers who transport food in the United States by motor or rail.

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  • Rutgers University School of Law—Newark, J.D., 2006
  • Univ. of Maryland–College Park, B.A., cum laude, 2003
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland