CHICAGO, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anacostia Rail Holdings, Inc. (www.anacostia.com) has appointed Mark H. Sidman as general counsel, a newly created position, effective January 1, 2013. His responsibilities include legal guidance, regulatory matters, transaction negotiations and related matters for Anacostia and its railroad subsidiaries.
Mr. Sidman has provided legal assistance to transportation and railroad industry clients for more than 30 years. Previously, he was partner, founder and transportation practice leader of Weiner Brodsky Sidman Kider PC, a Washington, D.C. law firm. In this firm, Mr. Sidman represented Anacostia and many other short line railroads, trade associations and transportation-related businesses.
Mr. Sidman was previously special assistant to the executive vice president of the United States Railway Association. He holds a B.A. in economics from Hobart College and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
"Mark Sidman has ably assisted Anacostia over the years in a range of legal and transaction matters," said Peter Gilbertson, president and CEO. "As Anacostia continues to grow, he will strengthen our management team as general counsel."
Anacostia Rail Holdings is a short line railroad holding company. Its railroads operate in seven states and include the Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad, Gulf Coast Switching Company, Louisville & Indiana Railroad, New York & Atlantic Railway, Northern Lines Railway, LLC and Pacific Harbor Line, Inc.
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