all Areas Of Practice


Our admiralty and maritime attorneys have a long standing reputation of comprehensive legal representation from initial claims through trial, arbitration, and appeals. They assist maritime industry, shipyards, vessel builders, vessel owner, financial industry and insurance company clients with defending and prosecuting all phases of maritime injury and death claims (including, but not limited to Jones Act, Maintenance and Cure, Longshore and Harbor worker, and passengers), collisions and allisions, cargo claims, maritime lien claims, vessel arrests and attachments, vessel foreclosures, salvage, environmental claims, oil pollution claims, warranty claims, first-party insurance claims, vessel construction and repair claims, vessel documentation and titling issues, limitation of liability actions, preparation and drafting of charter parties, federal and state court litigation and appeals, U.S. Coast Guard administrative proceedings, and longshoreman and harbor worker proceedings.

They also focus on transportation law including all facets of ocean, truck, rail and air carriage, including claims under the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, the Harter Act, the Carmack Amendment, the Warsaw Convention and ICC regulations, preparation and negotiation of contracts of affreightment, bills of lading, letters of credit, trucking and stevedoring contracts, disputes involving letters of credit, charter party issues, customs and immigration problems, and transportation fraud questions.