International Maritime Law Attorneys
Our New York firm’s reputation for expertise in the maritime and admiralty practice area is well-established. Since its foundation more than 50 years ago, our firm has represented and rendered legal services to clients, located in the United States and abroad, engaged in all aspects of the international shipping industry. Our attorneys are prepared to handle litigation and transactional issues. We have provided counsel to clients including ship owners, operators, charterers, insurance underwriters, ship handlers, bunker suppliers, freight forwarders, shippers, receivers and cargo owners. Through their long association with and involvement in the shipping business, our attorneys are able to evaluate, give effective, sound advice on and handle the myriad problems arising in that business, be they legal, commercial, operational or financial.
Our experience in servicing the international shipping community extends to and includes the following areas: contracts for new buildings, repairs, conversions, and the sale and purchase of secondhand vessels and associated documentation and related financing; vessel registrations and mortgages under the laws of all principal maritime jurisdictions and flag states; contracts for the carriage of goods by sea, including charter parties, bills of lading and contracts of affreightment; ship management, agency, pooling and crewing agreements; marine insurance, joint shipping ventures.