MARITIME & ADMIRALTY

If you are involved in marine commerce, marine navigation, marine salvaging, shipping, vessel chartering, transporting of passengers and/or goods by sea, or commercial fishing, we can help you navigate the highly specific laws that affect your business and unique transactions in which you engage.

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law Experience
    • Represented the owner of a vessel from which heavy oil was spill following a collision as lead counsel in the first extensive litigation under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, in which principles were established that remain followed by virtually all courts.
    • Represented numerous business and governments in recovering economic losses arising out of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
    • Represented treasure salvage companies under the law of finds and salvage.
    • Represented the purchaser of a fleet of harbor tugs.
    • Brought numerous in rem foreclosure actions on behalf of lenders.
    • Represented numerous vessel owners in collision cases.
    • Defended and prosecuted products liability actions.
    • Defended vessel interest in passenger, crew, and longshore workers’ wrongful death and personal injury actions.
    • Defended numerous vessel owners in cargo damage cases.
    • Negotiated and prepared charter agreements and contracts of affreightment.
    • Assisted clients in determining appropriate insurance coverage.
    • Represented foreign and domestic insurers in first party cases.
    • Advised insurers on regulatory matters.